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 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.
Global Arms Sales and the Middle East

Global Arms Sales and the Middle East

July 12, 2018
Arms imports of Middle Eastern countries have increased more than twice during the last decade. The main reason for this increase is the fact that most of the actors in the region directly or indirectly are involved in conflicts.
Too Weak to Survive Too Big to Fail The Unknown

Too Weak to Survive, Too Big to Fail: The Unknown Future of the Sisi Regime in Egypt

July 5, 2018
It is obvious that the current Egyptian regime cannot follow an independent foreign policy. It is simply because the Sisi regime is directly or indirectly controlled by the actors that supported the military coup in 2013.
Turkey s Election and Erdogan s Middle East Policy

Turkey’s Election and Erdogan’s Middle East Policy

June 29, 2018
Turkey is likely to become a more influential actor in the politics of the Middle East. It is therefore vital that Western actors, as well as countries in the region, take into account Ankara's concerns for the region.
Canal of Shame Gulf Crisis and Saudi Arabia s Salwa

Canal of Shame: Gulf Crisis and Saudi Arabia’s Salwa Canal Project

June 21, 2018
The canal project is an expression of the hostility from Saudi Arabia against Qatar. This is also observed from the comments from the Saudi officials. Saud Al-Qahtani, an advisor of Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Selman, congratulated the Saudi people for the "canal project, which will turn the “terrorist Qatari state” into an island."
The Gulf Crisis and the Changing Nature of Political Alliances

The Gulf Crisis and the Changing Nature of Political Alliances in the Middle East

June 14, 2018
The Gulf crisis served as an important lesson for the Middle Eastern regimes. Most countries realized that diversifying their alliances and establishing good relations with reliable partners is crucial.