İsmail Numan Telci

İsmail Numan Telci

Ismail Numan Telci is the Deputy Director of the Middle East Institute (ORMER) and an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at Sakarya University. He is the author of the ‘Dictionary of the Egyptian Revolution’ and is the editor of www.misirbulteni.com – a news webpage focusing on the developments in Egypt.
Restoring Order in the Eastern Mediterranean Understanding Turkey's Activism in

Restoring Order in the Eastern Mediterranean: Understanding Turkey's Activism in Libya

January 13, 2020
Regional and global actors should consider the possibility of Turkey resorting to its hard power. But Turkey’s primary choice is to seek for its rights arising from international law through legal and diplomatic means.
Will Oman Be Ready for a Post-Oil Future

Will Oman Be Ready for a Post-Oil Future?

December 24, 2019
The political landscape in the Gulf is grim and Oman has to be careful not only in managing its economic direction, but also political relations with neighbouring actors.
Why the Gulf Crisis is Here to Stay

Why the Gulf Crisis is Here to Stay

November 18, 2019
The idea of a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar is wishful thinking at the simplest level of analysis, as the effects of the blockade continues and mistrust between the parties persists.
Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria

Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria

October 16, 2019
No doubt, Operation Peace Spring will take its place in the history books as a military operation through which Turkey's future was saved by today’s leadership.
Iraqi Youth No Longer Tolerate Iranian Influence and State Corruption

Iraqi Youth No Longer Tolerate Iranian Influence and State Corruption

October 11, 2019
Fed up with economic and political uncertainties, Iraqi youth no longer hesitate to raise their voices against the government.
Sisi thought It Was All Over but Egyptians are Still

Sisi thought It Was All Over, but Egyptians are Still Ready for Change

October 3, 2019
Sisi’s regime has not been able to provide political stability, find a solution to the economic crisis, and prevent deepening social inequalities and many Egyptians are willing to take the risk to make their voices heard.
Will the Appointment of a new Energy Minister relieve Saudi

Will the Appointment of a new Energy Minister relieve Saudi Arabia’s Economic Woes?

September 12, 2019
New Saudi economy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and an older half-brother of the Crown Prince. His promotion, as a royal figure and Mohammed bin Salman's half-brother to the minister position will also strengthen the influence of MbS in the kingdom.
Is the UAE Changing its Strategy Toward Iran

Is the UAE Changing its Strategy Toward Iran?

August 31, 2019
The UAE’s decision to redesign its strategy toward Iran would not be welcomed by Saudi Arabia, the US, and Israel—countries that see Tehran as the main enemy in the region. Therefore, it is not clear how the UAE will manage its relations with these countries while changing its strategy toward Iran.
Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in

Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in the Eastern Mediterranean

August 3, 2019
The most reliable route to transfer natural gas from Eastern Mediterranean to European markets go through Turkey. The success of any region-wide initiative to export natural gas resources from the Eastern Mediterranean to world markets is dependant on Turkey’s inclusion.
The UAE's Strategic Redeployment in Yemen

The UAE's Strategic Redeployment in Yemen

July 22, 2019
There are three reasons for the UAE's strategic redeployment in Yemen: The unwillingness to carry the military and financial burdens of the war, Abu Dhabi's attempt to better its image in the West, and to continue the war through proxies.