Tag Archives: Turkey

This Week In Egypt: Week 43-2020 (Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament  Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador after Trump suggests Egypt may blow-up Ethiopian Dam U.S., Sudan press for amicable solution over Ethiopia dam dispute France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2020 ( Oct 12-18)

Top Headlines Ethiopia increases GERD storage capacity to 74 billion cubic meters without research Egypt stresses to Germany rejection of ‘territorial expansion’ by some actors in east Mediterranean Egyptian army begins “Radaa (deterrence) 2020” military drills Turkey signals willingness to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2020 ( Sept 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt slams statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister as ‘baseless, contradictory’ Egypt, Greece agree to reject ‘provocative actions’ in Eastern Mediterranean Italian energy giant Eni announces new gas discovery offshore Egypt A recent Goldman Sachs report reveals that … Continue reading

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Oruc Reis Between Turkey and Greece

Oruç Reis, a Turkish research vessel, which is carrying out drilling surveys in the East Mediterranean sea, is getting close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, raising the tension in the region to an alarming level.  It is no coincidence that Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Another church, another sad story from Turkey

Last month, the Turkish president Erdogan has converted two churches in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia and Chora church, to working mosques. Now Turkish officials have demolished an ancient Greek Orthodox church in the country’s northwestern province of Bursa, after the structure … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2020 ( Aug 24-31)

Top Headlines Greek parliament ratifies maritime accord with Egypt  Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia conclude GERD meeting without agreement Egypt’s armed forces have killed 77 terrorist elements during various raids in the last … Continue reading

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Podcast: Arabs are wondering, is Erdogan all talk? – Nervana Mahmoud- Ahval

I recorded this podcast with Ahval’s editor David Lepeska that war is a real possibility in the eastern Mediterranean, that Turkey has taken all decision-making power away from Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and that Turkish President Erdogan has … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 32-2020 ( Aug 3-9)

Top Headlines   Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone Turkey says Egypt-Greece deal falls in its continental shelf Egypt has decided to withdrew from latest Nile dam talks for internal consultations Egyptian-operated ship was unloading Ukrainian wheat in … Continue reading

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Rebranding the caliphate –a never-ending dystopian myth

  If not now, when?   if not you, who? With the image of pious Erdogan reciting the Quran in Hagia Sophia, and his head Mufti holding the sword of conquest it is no wonder that slogan appeared on social media. … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 ( July 27-Aug 2)

Top Headlines Egypt says Turkish seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters Eni, BP, Total hit gas at Bashrush prospect about 11 km offshore Egypt Somaliland recognition quest is boosted By Ethiopia And Egypt scramble for Hargeisa Egypt’s Sisi … Continue reading

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