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.
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.
Can the Muslim Brotherhood in Algeria Be a Transformative Power

Can the Muslim Brotherhood in Algeria Be a Transformative Power?

March 28, 2019
The Muslim Brotherhood's decision to nominate a candidate in the presidential election for the first time indicates that the movement aims to become a political force for a change in the country.
The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia s Foreign Policy

The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy

March 20, 2019
Saudi Arabia no longer considers the United States as its sole partner in global and regional politics.
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.