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 – a news webpage focusing on the developments in Egypt.
The End of Civil Society in Egypt Authoritarianism Triumphs

The End of Civil Society in Egypt: Authoritarianism Triumphs

November 7, 2018
It’s clear that the current regime in Egypt – far from any form of democratization – dragged the country into a more totalitarian rule.
Turkey s Culture of Surveillance

Turkey’s Culture of Surveillance

October 31, 2018
Turkish security units tracked down the 15-member hit squad who are responsible for the murder. It’s due to Turkey’s developing surveillance culture and utilization of security camera networks that allowed the police to figure out the details of the killing, which was later – as they had no choice – admitted by Saudi authorities.
Trump s Middle East Strategic Alliance A Failed Project

Trump’s Middle East Strategic Alliance: A Failed Project?

October 20, 2018
The future of the Trump administration in U.S. politics, the process of political transformation in the region and the deepening of the political divisions between the Gulf countries can be stated as the most important obstacles of the Trump administration's Middle East Strategic Alliance project.
Saudi Arabia Plays Dead The Jamal Khashoggi Case

Saudi Arabia Plays Dead: The Jamal Khashoggi Case

October 16, 2018
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is a landmark event that may have the potential to reset Saudi Arabia’s relationship with regional and international actors.
Silencing Dissent in the Middle East Forced Disappearances

Silencing Dissent in the Middle East: Forced Disappearances

October 8, 2018
The practice of “enforced disappearance,” which has been employed by countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, against the dissidents of the regime, is against human rights and is considered a crime against humanity under international law.
Sisi s Strongest Allies Trump and Netanyahu

Sisi’s Strongest Allies: Trump and Netanyahu

September 27, 2018
Sisi’s frequent meetings with Trump and Netanyahu reveal that Egypt is under the full control of the U.S. and Israel, particularly with regards to their policies in the Middle East.
A Lasting Peace in the Horn of Africa

A Lasting Peace in the Horn of Africa?

September 21, 2018
With its strategic position for international trade and African politics, the Horn of Africa will continue to remain on the radar of these regional and global actors.
Why the United States is the Main Obstacle for Democracy

Why the United States is the Main Obstacle for Democracy in the Middle East

September 13, 2018
It should be underlined that the U.S. administration’s statements of democratization in the Middle East do not reflect reality. Rather, Washington is currently the largest obstacle for democratic governments in the region.
The Future of Trump's Arab Coalition

The Future of Trump's Arab Coalition

September 6, 2018
Following the election of Donald Trump as President, the United States has adopted a new political strategy towards the Middle East. The most important component of this policy was the establishment of an Arab alliance, which would have two major aims: Following pro-U.S. policies in the region and fighting against threats that could harm Israel’s security.
The end of regional transformation in the Middle East

The end of regional transformation in the Middle East?

August 30, 2018
It may be misleading to state that the wave of regional transformation, which began in 2010, has come to an end despite the downward course of events in recent years. Many factors, both regional and international, have the potential to reactivate the wave of transformation in the Middle East.