April 28, 2011

Iran and Turkey After Egypt

Brookings Institution, Brookings Institution

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Both Iran and Turkey have a major stake in how the political landscape in North Africa and the Middle East is reshaped in the months ahead. Tehran and Ankara have developed their own separate narratives on regional events that take credit for providing the political inspiration for the Arab uprisings. Simultaneously, they have aimed to reinterpret reality on the ground to deflect attention away from their own domestic problems. While regional uprisings (with the possible exception of a resurgence of Kurdish separatism) do not necessarily threaten the stability of the Turkish state, Iran is experiencing its own waves of protests.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, Tehran, Ankara, North Africa, Middle East

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