Some think Turkey may be a model for Egypt and more…

An Egyptian woman living in Turkey holds a placard ...

An Egyptian woman living in Turkey holds a placard that reads ‘Mubarak will go, the treachery will end’ as about 200 members of pro-Islamic human rights groups and a leftist party hold a joint protest in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Egyptian embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011.? Read more »(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

In Turkey?s Example, Some See a Road Map for Egypt

from NYT > Turkey by By LANDON THOMAS JR.
In politics and economics, Turkey illustrates success in the region.

Camel demonstration in Istanbul supports protesters in Egypt

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Protesters acting in solidarity with ongoing demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square acted out the ouster of the Egyptian president in Istanbul on Sunday.

@monasosh: Egy revolution rocks! #Jan25 🙂

After Mubarak, what’s next for Egypt?

from – Op-Ed Columns by Topic A

The Post asked experts what should happen in Egypt after Mubarak. Below are responses from Michele Dunne, John R. Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Shadi Hamid, Aaron David Miller, Salman Shaikh, and Dina Guirguis.

Middle East Views Turkey As Model

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

This post was updated.

A newly released Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) report surveyed people in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Iran about Turkey?s role in the Middle East. (click here for the survey in Turkish, here for a news article in English. And here?s more from the New York Times)

Can Tunisia or Egypt find role model in Turkey?

from Yahoo news
Turkey has raised its voice for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step aside, as it tries to burnish its credentials as the region?s ?model? democratic, modern, and Islam-leaning state.

Islamic revolutions in Egypt and Turkey

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
Yesterday I quoted John F. Kennedy?s famous words, ?Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,? and I claimed that if there is a ?radical Islamic? takeover in Egypt, the West is to blame for this because they have supported and turned a blind eye to an extremely repressive and brutal regime that has the potential to turn any opposition into a ?radical? movement. The course of events has not yet been completed in Egypt.

Muslim Brotherhood, protesters join Egypt crisis talks

Cold War finally ending in Mideast, says Turkish foreign minister

from Hurriyet Dailynews by DOHA, Qatar – Hürriyet
Colonization and the effects of the Cold War have prevented the Middle East from ?normalizing? until the present day, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said.

US seeks Egyptian regime’s continuation without Mubarak, Islamists

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
A diplomatic source says US President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking a solution for Egypt that will keep both current President Hosni Mubarak and the country’s Islamists out of a new government. Jittery over the Arab turmoil, Israel strongly urges the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from a new Egyptian government

Can the Arab revolt learn from Turkish model?

Erdoğan makes historic call

With everyone curious about how Turkey would react to public demonstrations taking place in Egypt seeking the resignation of long-entrenched President Hosni Mubarak, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took sides with the Egyptian public, calling on Mubarak to heed the call of the Egyptian people.

Egypt, radical Islamism and moral dilemma of the West

There is a chicken and egg question here. Is it the hatred towards Israel and the West that causes the rise of radical Islamism in the Middle East or is it because of the rising radical Islamism in the Middle East that there is an ever-growing threat to the very existence of the state of Israel?

Egyptian army begins rounding up journalists

from Hurriyet Dailynews by CAIRO – Daily News with wires
The Egyptian military started rounding up journalists Thursday, possibly for their own protection, after they were attacked by supporters of President Mubarak.

After Egypt

Educators involved in study abroad expect interest in the Middle East to grow, but many colleges are looking for alternatives to programs they had in Cairo. more

Egypt: Five Killed in Tahrir Square as Egyptians Day 10 Protests Begin

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

YouTube Partners With Curation Startup to Chronicle Protests in Egypt

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Qatar: Down with Mubarak, residents say

from Global Voices Online by Shabina Khatri

Written by Shabina Khatri

Down with Mubarak.

That is the popular sentiment in the tiny Gulf Arab country of Qatar, whose residents have been furiously filling the Internet with support for Egyptian protesters, criticisms of Mubarak and statements of pride for Doha-based Al Jazeera for its no-holds-barred reporting of the week’s events.

Yemen: Thousands Protest on Day of Rage

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

Yemen’s Day of Rage protests have started, and the scramble in on for online resources and people on the ground to tell us their story in their own words.

Africa: Will there be ?Jasmine Revolution? in Sub-Saharan Africa?

from Global Voices Online by Ndesanjo Macha

Written by Ndesanjo Macha

Ghanaian blogger Osabutey says that West Africa may be hit by Jasmine’s smell. Jasmine Revolution is the term used to describe a series of street demonstrations taking place throughout Tunisia since December 2010.

Japan: Reflecting on the protest in Egypt

from Global Voices Online by Scilla Alecci

Egypt: Sandmonkey Back, Human Rights Activists Held

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Prominent Egyptian blogger and Twitter user Sandmonkey has been arrested today, amid a crackdown on activists and human rights organisations in Egypt. He has since been released, after being beaten up, and medical supplies he had on him to help those in Tahrir Square confiscated.

Hackers Take Down Government Websites in Egypt and Yemen

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Southeast Asia: Reactions to Egypt protests

from Global Voices Online by Mong Palatino

Written by Mong Palatino

Using the #egypt hashtag, let?s read what twitter users in several Southeast Asian countries have been tweeting in reaction to the ongoing Egypt protests.

Where Facebook Ends And Foreign Diplomacy Begins

from All Facebook by Jackie Cohen

Egypt: Clashes on Video

from Global Voices Online by Juliana Rincón Parra

Egypt: War Waged on Press, Human Rights Defenders

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Egyptian protesters are calling for massive anti-Mubarak marches across the country, after the Friday prayers tomorrow. Last week, Mubarak’s regime cut off the Internet before Egypt’s Day of Wrath. Today, reports continued all day of arrests of activists, and the arrest, bullying and harassment of journalists ahead of ?Departure Friday.?

Using a Map to Bear Witness in Egypt #Jan25

from iRevolution by Patrick Meier

[Cross-posted from the Ushahidi blog]

The Cairo-based Development and Institutionalization Support Center (DISC) has just launched their #U-Shahid map below. DISC previously used the Ushahidi platform to monitor the country?s Parliamentary Elections last November and December  (see this post for more info). This means they already know the technology and have a trained network of active crisis mappers that can verify reports before they are mapped.

Grabbing at straws in Cairo

from Wiki Leaks by Charles Homans

Egypt: Rapping the Revolution

from Global Voices Online by Juliana Rincón Parra

Written by Juliana Rincón Parra

Mideast Tunes brings us a group of Egyptian rappers which under the name Arabian Knightz wish to spread their perspective on the recent events shaking their country. From the site:

Kenya: To protest or not to protest?’

from Global Voices Online by Collins Mbalo

Written by Collins Mbalo

Following role the social media site Twitter played in the Tunisian and Egyptian protests, Kenyans are discussing on Twitter whether to emulate these protests or not. Trending on Twitter are the hashtags #KenyaFeb28 and #ChoosePeace. Apparently, the former being a marshaling call for protests on 28 February 2011.

Human rights analyst: Egyptian government sent thugs to attack the demonstrators

from FP Passport by Elizabeth Dickinson

Speaking by phone from Cairo, Human Rights Watch’s Joe Stork told me that he is alarmed by the U.S. media coverage portraying the clashes on the streets as spats between “rival protesters” — citizens who have two different visions of the future of Egypt:

What Turks really think about the Arab uprising
Washington Times
ISTANBUL, February 5, 2011 ? I’m being asked by everyone I know how Turkey is responding to the uprising in Egypt. The assumption in the question is that

After Mubarak’s autocracy, how Egypt can build democracy
Washington Post
Anger at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak spread to Istanbul, where protesters torched his image. The region now must ask: What will happen when he’s gone?

Egyptian army declares it will not use force against civilians as protests intensify, Josephine Whitaker

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Josephine Whitaker
Egypt’s military maintain ambiguous stance on protests. 99% of southerners vote for independence, according to first official reports. Surge in political violence ahead of April?s elections in Nigeria. Elected parliament convenes in Myanmar for first time in twenty years.

Streaming Revolution, Screaming Revolution

from by tabsir

Al Jazeera offers live coverage of events in Egypt on the internet

Not even Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who I suspect lies awake at night (just as many of his news outlets lie throughout the day) thinking of new ways to manufacture news, could have imagined the current crisis streaming live on the cable channels and over the Internet for well over a week. America has had its tea party and birthers with Fox gobbling up Sarah Palin to supplement the loonies already on the payroll.

Turkey is in Tahrir Squareby Mümtaz?Er Türköne

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews
There is a very close resemblance between the Egyptians who gathered together in Tahrir Square and the people of Turkey. The people who gathered in Tahrir Square are in power in Turkey.

The Suez factor and the West?s long silence

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by KLAUS JURGENS
I cannot but wonder about some of our political and corporate leaders? rather short attention span with regards to what is happening today, and even more so when linked to what has happened in Egypt over the last three decades or so. Had they not all rather comfortably stood side by side for yet another photo op with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in return for lucrative business deals and political support? Human rights violations and the constant suppression of democratic movements went apparently unnoticed — although I am afraid the terminology ?went deliberately unnoticed? is more appropriate.

It will not become Iran, but it may become Turkey

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ERGUN BABAHAN
The process of revolution in Egypt has created uneasiness in groups who tend to assert their superficial views without any proper background in Turkey. These groups prefer Egypt?s dictatorship, which they falsely assume to be secular, to democracy. Accordingly, they fear that an Iran-like regime may be introduced in Egypt, and they want the existing regime to continue.

Egypt and our so-called experts

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by İHSAN YILMAZ
Recent events in Egypt have caught everybody by surprise and unprepared. Discussions in the media highlight once again the miserable poverty of our academia. There is not a single person in this country who is a specialist on Egypt. There are many so-called Middle East experts appearing on TV but the overwhelming majority of them do not even know Arabic.

A particular dimension of the Egypt debate in Turkey

As with every other country in the world, the unrest in Egypt has had repercussions in Turkey, too. However, the ongoing debate in Turkey has somehow become a discussion about Turkey?s own domestic political issues. That?s probably because our political atmosphere is poisoned as we are heading towards the general elections; however, this debate also reflects the obvious need for a thorough discussion on Turkey?s fundamental problems.

Exploding Egypt

by Hasan Bülent Kahraman
At this point, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has no other choice than to leave his post. And while he may resist and try to stay, thinking there are just eight months until September, the fact is that much blood will flow if he does.

What about the Muslim brothers?

It is the million dollar question. Who will take over in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak leaves, now or later?

Dear Egyptian sisters and brothers

We are trying to watch the developments in your country very closely. We are listening to all kinds of analyses, presumptions and scenarios about you and your future, but we are not following you unfazed — our hearts are with you.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.