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.
Protests in Jordan and Future Challenges for King Abdullah

Protests in Jordan and Future Challenges for King Abdullah

June 7, 2018
It can be predicted that Jordan will have to face more serious challenges in the coming period. Its economic problems will continue to exist as the country needs external support, the new political setting in the region will put more pressure on King Abdullah’s regime. As the region will focus more on the Palestinian issue, it will also bring Jordan on the spotlight in regional politics.
Egypt s Sisi Turned it s Iron-Fist Towards Secular Opposition

Egypt’s Sisi Turned it’s Iron-Fist Towards Secular Opposition

May 31, 2018
Unlike previous initiatives that were mainly focused on Islamic movements, the Sisi regime will be targeting secular and socialist opposition, hoping to permanently eliminate all kinds of opposition towards the regime.
Egypt s Operation in the Sinai and Human Rights

Egypt’s Operation in the Sinai and Human Rights

May 25, 2018
Egypt’s operations in the Sinai take place through direct consultation with Israel. As relations between the two countries grow to a strategic alliance, Cairo and Tel-Aviv may join their efforts to restructure the Northern Sinai.
How Sanctions Prevented Iran from Becoming a Regional Power

How Sanctions Prevented Iran from Becoming a Regional Power

May 20, 2018
With its great potential in natural resources such as oil and gas, Iran would have been a regional power if the country had not faced international sanctions for many years. Therefore, it can be argued that the main reason for the U.S.’s insistence on the sanctions imposed on Iran was to keep Tehran at a limited capacity in regional and global politics.
A National Hero s Quest for Justice the Story of

A National Hero’s Quest for Justice: the Story of Mohamed Aboutrika in Egypt

May 10, 2018
One of the unlawful practices of the regime is placing individuals on a terror list. Once placed, suspects are issued travel bans and their properties are confiscated. This practice is increasingly instrumental for the Sisi regime and applied particularly to Muslim Brotherhood members.
Rising Tensions Between Iran and its Rivals What Comes Next

Rising Tensions Between Iran and its Rivals: What Comes Next?

May 3, 2018
Saudi Arabia and Iran are regarded as two major actors who are in constant competition in the Middle East. The tensions have initially arisen due to different interpretations of schools of Islam.
From Cooperation to Conflict The UAE s Deepening Crisis with

From Cooperation to Conflict: The UAE’s Deepening Crisis with Somalia and Djibouti

April 26, 2018
The crisis between the two countries reached its peak in April 2018, when Somalian security forces seized a UAE-owned plane illegally carrying 9 million U.S. dollars in cash to the country. The allegations that the money in the plane was planned to be given to the anti-government groups in the country caused the Somali government to take a harder stance against the Emirates.
Sisi s Re-Election and the Western Stance How the West

Sisi’s Re-Election and the Western Stance: How the West Failed in Egypt

April 19, 2018
While Egypt witnessed a guideline example of an undemocratic election process, the Western “democracies” such as the U.S. and the U.K. rushed to celebrate Sisi’s victory. Immediately after the election results were announced, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May called Sisi to express their support for the “democratization” process in the country.
The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in

The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in Saudi Foreign Policy

April 11, 2018
It is obvious that Mohammad bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia will continue to become an active and interventionist regional player with strong support from international actors. The country will also continue to employ hard power capabilities in partnership with its regional allies such as the UAE, Egypt and Israel.
Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian Regime

March 19, 2018
The presidential elections in Egypt in March 2018 is a new step toward consolidating the oppressive regime, which was established with a global political support rather than a step towards democratization.