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.
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.
The darkest day in Egypt s history Rabaa massacre and

The darkest day in Egypt’s history: Rabaa massacre and its sorrow memory

August 17, 2018
The Rabaa massacre will always be remembered as a crime against humanity conducted by the post-July 3 military regime in Egypt. With snipers killing hundreds of peaceful protests, people being burnt alive or killed under military vehicles, August 14, 2013, was, without doubt, the darkest day in Egypt’s history.
Canada as the latest victim of Saudi Arabia s foreign

Canada as the latest “victim” of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy aggression

August 9, 2018
Saudi Arabia’s harsh responses during the crisis with Qatar and Canada is an important indicator of how aggressive Mohammad bin Selman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, could be in his foreign policy.
Overcoming the Political Crisis in Tunisia National Consensus and the

Overcoming the Political Crisis in Tunisia: National Consensus and the Role of the Ennahda Movement

August 2, 2018
It is of great importance that Ennahda and other Tunisian political groups show a unified front against foreign intervention in order to maintain political stability and become a strong democracy.
Israel s Jewish Nation State Law and the Future of

Israel’s Jewish Nation State Law and the Future of Palestine

July 26, 2018
Israel's new Jewish Nation State Law institutionalizes discrimination against Palestinians and has officially confirmed that Israel is an apartheid regime.
Why has Morocco Been Witnessing Protests Since 2011

Why has Morocco Been Witnessing Protests Since 2011?

July 21, 2018
Unlike other countries that experienced violence and instability during the wave of the Arab uprisings, Morocco has achieved relative stability. However, deteriorating economic conditions, the democratic demands of the youth and ethnic discrimination have contributed to widespread dissatisfaction among Moroccans against their long-standing regime.