November 14, 2012

Egypt-Turkey Ties Signal New Mideast Order

Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times

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The emerging alliance between Egypt's Mohamed Morsi and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan reflects two Islamist leaders maneuvering to reshape the Middle East.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Turkey, Egypt


November 1, 2012
Stop Nuzzling Autocrats in Egypt, Turkey
Lawrence Haas, McClatchy
The next president must discard two longstanding but problematic pillars of U.S. policy in the Middle East and chart a new course that reflects both regional realities and the dynamic changes that are underway there. Read more... more ››
  On 4 October, Turkey finally took a step it had been deliberately avoiding for over a year by declaring the possibility of a military confrontation with Syria. If and when that happens, it would be a huge departure from... more ››
November 12, 2012
Erdogan Pays for His Foreign Policy
Halil Karaveli, National Interest
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is used to prevailing over his foes. The once all-powerful Turkish generals who defied him now linger in prison. By all accounts, Erdogan is the most powerful leader of the... more ››
November 6, 2012
Erdogan's Big Game: Change the Constitution
Tulin Daloglu, Al Monitor
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Nov. 3, reflected on the AKP's rise: "Not only a new party came to power, but a... more ››
November 6, 2012
Why Turkey Should Be Tough on Iran
Can Kasapoglu, Jerusalem Post
A nuclear Iran will be tantamount to the collapse of the over five centuryold balance of power between Turkey and Iran which was first created by the Battle of Chaldiran between the Ottoman and Safavid empires in 1514. more ››