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.
Turkey as a Rising Actor in Global Arms Exports

Turkey as a Rising Actor in Global Arms Exports

March 12, 2019
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute although the U.S., Russia, France, Germany, and Russia constitute 75% of global arms exports, the Middle East has become the top destination of where these arms end up.
Ghosts of the Arab Revolutions Haunt Algeria

Ghosts of the Arab Revolutions Haunt Algeria

March 4, 2019
Ghost of Arab revolutions will continue to haunt the oppressive regimes in the Arab world, despite their counter-revolutionary attempts.
Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe

Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe

February 27, 2019
Sisi’s harsh stance against the civil opposition in the country and the increasing brutality may push opponents to radicalization, which will eventually lead to further cycles of violence. Such an undesired scenario would also affect Europe as the increasing chaos would spill over to the continent through various ways and methods. It is therefore of great importance for the EU to re-consider its policy towards Egypt’s authoritarian regime.
Egypt s Rise in the African Political Landscape A Regional

Egypt’s Rise in the African Political Landscape: A Regional Power?

February 15, 2019
Egypt is regaining its powerful position in Africa’s political, social, and economic landscape. A reason behind Egypt's renewed interest in African politics is to prevent other regional actors such as Turkey and Qatar – Egypt’s two main rivals – to have any influence in the continent.
Pope s Visit to the UAE Won't Help Human Rights

Pope’s Visit to the UAE Won't Help Human Rights in the Region

February 8, 2019
The United Arab Emirates wanted to use the Pope’s visit to improve its global image, which has recently been damaged due to many reasons. In order to contribute to its global image, UAE officials and media tools emphasized how tolerant the UAE is and how it works for peace and understanding among different beliefs.
Qatar s Football Victory Solidified its Moral Dominance Against Gulf

Qatar’s Football Victory Solidified its Moral Dominance Against Gulf Rivals

January 31, 2019
While Qatar’s football triumph means a huge disappointment for the UAE and Saudi Arabia on the pitch, it further reinforced Doha’s moral advantage against these countries in the political realm.
Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria

Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria

January 25, 2019
Many countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia perceive the post-war reconstruction of Syria as an opportunity to break the influence of regional powers such as Turkey and Iran. Therefore, by re-approaching the Assad regime, these countries aim to receive their share in post-war reconstruction contracts that would be paid by regional and international donors.
Egypt s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in

Egypt’s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

January 18, 2019
Egypt and its allies preferred to exclude the most important countries in the Eastern Mediterranean from the equation. Excluding Turkey, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will make the forum irrelevant with regards to future projections on the Eastern Mediterranean.
Pompeo s Long Tour How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the

Pompeo’s Long Tour: How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the US in the Middle East

January 13, 2019
An interesting aspect of Pompeo's recent visit to the Middle East is that he prefers to hold separate meetings with each government rather than a summit that would gather some of these countries, if not all.
How Sisi s Plans for a PR Campaign Turned into

How Sisi’s Plans for a PR Campaign Turned into an International Scandal

January 7, 2019
Egyptian media outlet Mada Masr argued that due to the fear of domestic reactions, the Egyptian government ordered media channels in the country not to cover any news related to the 60 Minutes interview on any TV channel, newspaper, or website.