As Turkey blasts Egypt ‘coup’ as enemy of democracy…its own EU membership in doubt due to rights violations…

Turkey PM blasts Egypt ‘coup’ as enemy of democracy

Turkey’s prime minister on Friday condemned the military intervention that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as an enemy of democracy, and chastised the West for failing to brand the ouster a coup.

US calls on Egyptian army to release deposed President Morsi

The United States called on the Egyptian military to free deposed President Mohamed Morsi for the first time since he was detained

Turkish, Iranian foreign ministers call for cease-fire in Syria during Ramadan

Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi, have called on the parties fighting in Syria to enact a cease-fire for Ramadan

Turkey eyes Mideast fine-tuning after Egypt

Ankara goes back to the drawing board in an effort to better calibrate its Mideast policies following the shock of the Egyptian military coup

Egypt announces criminal investigation of Morsi

Egypt announced a criminal investigation against deposed President Mohamed Morsi, with complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy

Egypt prosecutors quiz Morsi over prison break

Investigators began questioning Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of his Muslim Brotherhood


Egyptian Politics Has Gone So Crazy It Needs a New Word to Explain It

CAIRO — During the height of Hosni Mubarak‘s autocracy, author Saad Eddine Ibrahim crafted a new word to describe his country’s plight: Egypt, he said, was now a jumlukiya. The neologism combined the Arabic word for “republic” (jumhuriya) and “monarchy”

Critics denounce Al Jazeera exclusive

‘US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists’ story called baseless and irresponsible, while others sing its praise.

Turkey warns Germany as Berlin obstructs its EU path

By Nick Tattersall and Justyna Pawlak ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday not to play politics with its European Union ambitions as Berlin blocked moves to open a new chapter in Ankara’s EU membership talks next week. Turkey said failure to open the chapter would be a major setback in Ankara’s relations with the bloc and one senior Turkish …

Turkey, European Union on the outs over protests

As Turkish protests drag on, the country?s candidacy for the European Union is increasingly in doubt.

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