Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has refuted claims that Ankara has been interfering in Egypt?s internal affairs
Like the Muslim Brotherhood, Erdoğan’s AK party has alienated opponents. Ennahda in Tunisia shows a way forward for democratic Islamists
Egypt’s coup was not just a major shock for Mohamed Morsi, but also for the Middle East’s most successful Islamist party: Turkey’s AK party. When news of the Egyptian army’s deposing of Morsi broke, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, cut short his holiday on the Aegean coast and convened a crisis meeting of senior ministers. Over the following days Erdoğan strongly condemned the coup, calling it the “killer of democracy and the future” and referring to Egypt’s “so-called administration”. Why does the coup matter so much to Erdoğan’s AK party?
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt warned Turkey on Tuesday against interfering in its internal affairs following Ankara’s condemnation of the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, which has reoriented diplomatic relations across the region. Turkey’s government, which like Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood has Islamist roots, denounced the Egyptian military’s removal of Mursi, an elected leader, as an
Egypt’s first government since the military deposed President Morsi was sworn in today. The army chief al-Sisi was appointed as first deputy prime minister
The June 30 protests that sparked Egypt’s military coup against President Mohamed Morsi amounted to a revolt against the revolution, with important lessons for Egypt?s latest attempt at political transformation. Most important, a successful political and economic transformation must be guided by the principle of “no victor, no vanquished.”
Le Monde (France) mardi 16 juillet 2013, p. 3 Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance A Tagamu Al-Khamis, les voisins de Mohamed Morsi se félicitent de sa destitution. Tandis qu?autour de la place Taksim, la fronde citoyenne se poursuivait, samedi 13 juillet, les médias turcs, eux, sont braqués sur Le Caire. Depuis plusieurs jours, l?agence officielle Anatolie
Bangkok Post (Thailand) Tuesday, July 16, 2013, p. 9 Charles Turner Politics is as politics always has been, local and specific. So why, then, has Turkey not descended into chaos? In recent weeks both Turkey and Egypt presented us with the spectacle of large crowds in major urban squares protesting about the authoritarian style of
Egypt’s new caretaker cabinet got down to work on Wednesday faced with a raft of daunting challenges including restoring security, as the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi vowed fresh demonstrations.
Two people were killed in the border town of Ceylanpınar after being shot by bullets fired from Syrian territory
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the Middle East on his sixth trip to the region in his position as he tries to push Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.
Pakistan received most emergency aid, according to latest figures, as donors urged to act earlier to save more lives
Global Humanitarian Assistance annual report show that Turkey is the fourth-largest donor of humanitarian assistance.
Two Turkish citizens, aged 17 and 15, have been killed by stray bullets in the town of Ceylanpınar
Following Mohamed Morsy’s overthrow in Egypt, I wrote about Ozan Varol’s argument that under certain rare circumstances, coups can be described as “democratic” if they are staged against authoritarian regimes with the widespread support of the people. The three main examples cited in the paper are the 1960 Turkish Coup, 1974 Portuguese Coup, and the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak In a post on the Opinio Juris blog yesterday day, Varol says recent events in Egypt don’t fit the bill: