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.
Why Turkey Will Continue to Honor Morsi's Legacy

Why Turkey Will Continue to Honor Morsi's Legacy

June 25, 2019
Morsi’s legacy will always be remembered and kept alive in Turkey. The democratic struggle of the Egyptian people will receive never-ending support from Turkish people who resect democratic values, human rights and freedoms.
A Revolution Undone What s Next for Sudan s Uprising

A Revolution Undone: What’s Next for Sudan’s Uprising?

June 18, 2019
Sudan can be the first country in Africa to achieve democratic governance through peaceful revolutionary regime change. If not, the country will continue to suffer deepening instability and be increasingly distanced from the initial goals of the revolution.
How Israel Dominates the Political Landscape in the Middle East

How Israel Dominates the Political Landscape in the Middle East

May 31, 2019
Israel has a more advantageous position than ever regarding issues such as Palestine, the Eastern Mediterranean, confronting the Iranian threat and relations with Gulf countries.
Middle East Politics on the Brink of Collapse

Middle East Politics on the Brink of Collapse

May 24, 2019
The Middle East has come to a point where the possibility of a violent conflict between powerful forces in the region is higher than ever.
Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey

Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey

May 13, 2019
Turkey places strategic importance on the Eastern Mediterranean and considers the region as a red line in its foreign policy. Ankara will continue its exploration and drilling activities.
Trump s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist

Trump’s Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization is a Grave Mistake

May 4, 2019
As the international community showed discontent to Trump’s recent designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, a similar decision about the Muslim Brotherhood will also face criticism and create repercussions for the U.S.
Egypt s Constitutional Change and the Future of the Sisi

Egypt’s Constitutional Change and the Future of the Sisi Regime

April 25, 2019
The support that the U.S. and other European countries have shown for Sisi has encouraged Cairo to institutionalize its authoritarian rule. The referendum was an important step in this regard.
People Power Fall of Al-Bashir and the Future of Sudan

People Power? Fall of Al-Bashir and the Future of Sudan

April 12, 2019
Although it’s been over 8 years since the beginning of the Arab revolutions, the developments in Sudan show that revolutionary appetite is still alive across the Middle East and the Arab world.
Democracy At Stake Trump s Vociferous Support for Sisi

Democracy At Stake: Trump’s Vociferous Support for Sisi

April 11, 2019
During the press conference when it was asked whether Sisi should remain as president until 2034, Trump confidently said: “Sisi is a great president and is doing a great job.” This statement alone proved the fact that the Trump administration will continue to ignore the human rights abuses and undemocratic practices in Egypt in exchange to Sisi’s loyalty to U.S. leadership in regional politics.
What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia

What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia?

April 7, 2019
The reform initiatives led by Mohammad bin Salman do not aim to establish a genuine democratic regime in Saudi Arabia, but rather increase the authoritarian nature of the ruling class.