Tag Archives: Turkey

Twitter Thread: Istanbul Mayoral Election Rerun

Erdogan suffers major blow as ruling party defeated in second vote, as opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won 54.03 per cent of the vote and outdoing his rival Binali Yıldırım by 9 per cent, and broke the record set by former … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 22 – 2019 ( May 27-June2)

Top Headlines  Top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy was transferred to Egypt from eastern Libya Egypt’s Sisi: Security of Arabian Gulf part, parcel of Arab national security Egypt raises concerns over Turkish involvement in Libya Egypt’s Military spokesman has dismissed … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18 ( April 29- May 5)

Top Headlines  The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation Egypt has formally received a third submarine of the four it has been promised, as part of a deal with German Egypt warns Turkey … Continue reading

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The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Turkey’s Local Elections

The Turkish local elections of 2019 will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019 throughout the 81 provinces of Turkey. A total of 30 metropolitan and 1,351 district municipal mayors, alongside 1,251 provincial and 20,500 municipal councillors will be elected, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2019 ( March 11-17)

Top Headlines  Four Egyptians among casualties of New Zealand terror attack Egypt condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in, Christchurch, New Zealand Ankara prepares to deport 12 Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt over violations Egypt returns to LNG … Continue reading

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My Twitter Thread on Women’s Day 2019

I do not usually re-publish my own Twitter threads, but this particular twitter thread is important to me as it reflects on my views on various issues related to women rights. I share it here for followers who are not … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2019 ( Feb 25-Mar 3)

Top headlines Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo’s main railway station Cairo crash driver left train with brakes off during row Egypt’s transport minister resigns after deadly Cairo train crash Hamas members arrested in Egypt in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 6-2019 ( Feb 4-10)

Top Headlines  Al-Azhar’s Imam calls on Muslims in the Middle East to ’embrace’ Christians Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE Egypt’s Sisi is elected new chairman of African Union Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan discuss Renaissance Dam … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey

In a rare event, angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s Kurdish region near the city of Dohuk. I herewith include few tweets that explain the background of this incident .  Hundreds of people in the Kurdistan Region’s #Shiladze region … Continue reading

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