Turkey names her new Foreign Policy as “?Precious loneliness” while PM Erdoğan today accuses Israel for the Egypt coup…

Turkey has evidence that Israel was behind Egypt coup: Erdoğan

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that Israel was behind the July 3 military coup in Egypt

Timeline: Strife in Egypt’s Sinai

The security situation in the arid peninsula has become increasingly precarious since the 2011 uprising.

Will Egypt repeat Algeria’s ‘black decade’?

Comparisons between Egypt’s present crisis and the upheaval in 1990s Algeria gain credibility.

Egypt army crackdown splits Morsi opponents

Violent reaction to anti-military protests spurs some coup supporters to join the Brotherhood in the streets.

Egypt’s Brotherhood names interim head after guide arrested

The Muslim Brotherhood has named an interim leader to head the group after its supreme guide was arrested

As Egypt’s Generals Consolidate Power, The Middle East Realigns? Again

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Turkey, Qatar and Iran, despite supporting opposite sides of the struggle in Syria, support the Muslim Brotherhood and its particular agenda. Excepting Qatar, the Arab Gulf states are largely suspicious of the Brotherhood. Resistant to change, they

Obama?s immunity from the Turkish PM?s scolding campaign

Ever since Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan scolded Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2009


Churches Attacked in Upper Egypt

David Degner shares photographs from the mobbed and burned churches in Mallawi, Minya, in Upper Egypt here.


Syrian Kurds vow to fight for oil fields

Syrian Kurds have been defending the oil-rich town of Rimelan in northern Syria from al-Qaeda-linked groups and said the oil-wells were a crucial income source for the region?s economy.

Do Egypt, Syria or Kurds hurt Turkey more?

Turkey?s withdrawn ambassador to Cairo, Hüseyin Avni Botsalı, had a busy Monday

Turkey slams Arab monarchs over Egypt

Deputy PM Bozdağ keeps up his diatribes against the ills of the modern Middle East, accusing Arab monarchs for supporting the regional status quo

C?est l?autoritarisme qui pose problème, pas l?islam!

La Tribune (France), no. 5257, 19 août 2013, p. 142-144       English  Español Dani Rodrik L?islam est-il fondamentalement incompatible avec la démocratie? De nombreux événements nous amènent à nous poser la question. Mais c?est une question qui obscurcit les choses, plutôt que de les éclairer, estime Dani Rodrik, professeur d?économie politique internationale à l?université

Can Turkey weather the Middle East storm?

Times of Oman, August 19,2013, p. A13             Deutsch  Español  Français Kemal Derviş *, Istanbul A cycle of terrible violence has taken over much of the Middle East. Its centre has shifted from Iraq (where sectarian strife has recently escalated again) to Syria, but it encompasses Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Tunisia as well. Farther east, Afghanistan

?Precious loneliness? of Turkey or sublimation of a failure

Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, August 19, 2013, p. 4 Nuray Mert ?Loneliness? is one of the most ?noble? concepts of literary genre. As such, it implies voluntary or inevitable exclusion from the banality of the ordinary life and people. As such, it is an aspiration of uniqueness, and intellectual and/or moral superiority over ?the

Commentary views Turkey?s ?ineffective? foreign policy in Mideast

BBC Monitoring European (UK) August 18, 2013                              Türkçe Text of report by Turkish newspaper Radikal website on 18 August Column by Cengiz Candar: ?Turkey?s ?Precious Loneliness? or its ?Ineffective Foreign Policy??? Has the leadership of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan become


Voice of America (VOA) August 16, 2013 Encounter From Tunisia to Egypt, the ?Arab Spring? uprisings ousted autocrats and catapulted several Islamist movements to positions of power. Many looked to Turkey, whose moderately Islamist AK party, was seen as a model. Host Carol Castiel talks with Soner Cagaptay, Director of the Turkish Research Program at

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk likens Egypt coup to Marquez novel

Turkish Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk has said he is closely watching the latest developments in Egypt

Turkey’s steady foreign policy on Syria and Egypt to continue, Deputy PM says

The Turkish government’s foreign policy has been steady since developments in both Syria and Egypt began

TV boycott in Egypt all Turkish dramas

Several Egyptian TV channels have launched a boycott of Turkish drama series, to protest Turkish government

Gov?t in intense work over Egypt, Erdoğan-Gül meeting on Tuesday

Ankara is witnessing a series of high-level meetings concerning developments in Egypt

?Valley of the Wolves? actor expresses support for Morsi

Turkish actor Necati Şaşmaz has expressed support for Egypt?s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi


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