Tag Archives: Turkey

Podcast: Political Islam lost opportunity for Turkey to coexist with West

In my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkish Trends series, I spoke to Turkish political scientist Cengiz Aktar about his latest essay ” The Turkish Malaise – A Critical Essay,” in which he explains how Turkey was in a counter-process in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 37-2021 ( Sept 13-19)

Top Headlines U.N. council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks President Biden to withhold, restrict some military aid to Egypt Egyptian president and Israeli prime minister have talks in first formal meeting between two countries in over a … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2021 ( Sept 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt Launches National Strategy for Human Rights Turkey and Egypt pledge further talks to normalise ties after second round of talks Egyptian PM:  Egypt-Turkey ties could be restored this year if outstanding issues are resolved Egypt builds new water … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35- 2021 ( Aug 30- Sept 5)

Top Headlines President Sisi stresses Egypt’s solidarity with Cyprus against practices compromising its sovereignty Second round of Turkey-Egypt diplomatic talks to be held in Ankara President Sisi congratulates Israeli counterpart for new position, advent of new Jewish year Egypt’s Sisi … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkish government uses troll armies to control public discourse

My latest Turkish Trend podcast for Ahval was with Süleyman Özeren, a Turkish scholar at the George Mason University and a fellow of the Orion Policy Institute. he explained how Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has utilised its youth organisations … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey’s proxies try to sabotage upcoming elections in Libya

In this episode of Turkey Trends, I discussed the situation in Libya with Aya Burweila, a senior adviser at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. She highlighted how Turkey and its Islamist proxies and forces in war-torn Libya will do everything … Continue reading

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Turkey and Nato are no longer aligned, even if they won’t admit it.

Last month, I wrote this opinion piece for The National on Turkey and NATO, and I would like to repost here for my blog followers. Enjoy … Following the accession of Turkey to Nato in 1952, the newly elected Turkish … Continue reading

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Podcast: A Discussion with Max Hoffman on Turkey and NATO

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Max Hoffman, associate director of National Security and International Policy at the Centre for American Progress (CAP). We discussed how NATO membership is a huge source of prestige for Turkey that helps … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 25-2021 ( June 21-27)

Top Headlines Sisi makes first Iraq visit by Egyptian leader in decades After UNSC response to Nile dispute, Egypt will have exhausted all peaceful means, Egyptian FM Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Egypt, Egyptian leader backs Greek PM on eastern Med … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey and NATO

Ahead of NATO summit in Brussels, I recorded this podcast with Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Aval’s Turkey Trends, on how Turkey presents a geopolitical dilemma for NATO.

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