Tag Archives: Turkey

Reblog: Erdoğan setting the stage for invalidating the Lausanne Treaty

This is a brilliant piece by Turkish writer Yavuz Baydar, published in, in Ahval, on Erdogan’s intention after converting Hagia Sophia to a mosque. Republished here with permission.    (Photo via Ahval) A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Turkish … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2020 (July 13-19)

Top Headlines AU-brokered GERD talks end with no deal African Union to hold mini-summit on GERD Egypt’s Sisi meets Libyan tribesmen after eastern call to intervene Egypt offers reusable face masks in state subsidy scheme  Egypt reports lowest daily coronavirus … Continue reading

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Turkey, Egypt, and the Libyan Discourse

  ( Sisi ‘s visit to Sisi Barrani airforce base June 2020- Photo via twitter)   Sidi Barrani in north-western Egypt is a sleepy town that is just a quick stop for travellers heading to Libya. Yet the little town … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2020 ( July 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt raises army readiness in anticipation of Libya showdown with Turkey GERD talks see continued disagreements Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged A member of staff at the German government press office is suspected of working for Egyptian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 27- ( June 29-July 5)

Top Headlines Egypt reopens airports and welcomes tourists to pyramids after COVID closure Egypt says no breakthrough reached on second day of AU-sponsored GERD talks Turkish defence minister and chief of staff visited Tripoli Unidentified warplanes hit Libya’s al-Watiya airbase … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 25 -2020 ( June15-21)

Top Headlines Egyptian president says Libyan city Sirte is a redline Egypt says military solution in Libya is the last option to preserve security Libya’s GNA calls Egypt’s military threat ‘ a declaration of war’ Ethiopia to fill disputed dam, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 20-2020 ( May 11-17)

Top Headlines Ethiopia to start filling its mega dam in July despite lack of agreement with Egypt and Sudan Russia launches production of Su-35 fighter jets for Egypt Egypt, Greece and Cyprus’ foreign ministers denounce Turkey’s latest activities in the … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2020 ( Jan 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile Dam talks Ethiopian PM calls on South African president to intervene in Nile dam dispute France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus declared “null and void” agreements between Turkey and Libya Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2020 ( Dec 30-Jan 5)

Top Headlines Egypt’s naval forces go on amphibious exercises in the Mediterranean Egypt warns against Turkish military ‘interference’ in Libya Chevron, Shell and Exxon Mobil have been awarded oil and gas exploration concessions in Egypt’s first ever Red Sea licensing … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 52-2019 (Dec 23-30)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi discuss developments in Libya with US’s Trump and Russia’s Putin Egypt awards oil and gas exploration concessions in the Red Sea Egypt and Sudan to operate joint electricity grid from Jan. 12 Egypt is sticking to … Continue reading

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