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.
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.
A Strategic Renewal The Palestinian Reconciliation Government and the Role

A Strategic Renewal? The Palestinian Reconciliation Government and the Role of Hamas

November 3, 2017
During a period in which Qatar is subject to regional isolation, where Turkey is busy in ruling out immediate threats as part of its foreign policy, and where the political bloc inclined to the Muslim Brotherhood is in eclipse across the Middle East, the most reasonable strategy Hamas could adopt in order to remain as an element of the equation was to agree on the unity government.
Understanding Hamas' New Political Document

Understanding Hamas' New Political Document

June 8, 2017
Last month, two developments that are of vital importance for Palestinian politics occurred. First, the Hamas movement released its much-anticipated new political document, which employs a new strategy with regard to both the international community and the Fatah movement; and second Khaled Mashaal, who was assigned as Hamas' political bureau chief in 1996, announced on May 6 that he quit his office and Ismail Haniyeh would replace him.
Is Normalization Possible in Turkish-Egyptian Relations

Is Normalization Possible in Turkish-Egyptian Relations?

May 12, 2016
It is in both countries interests to overcome the crisis, both governments might need to reassess their positions in the near future and reconsider normalizing their relations. This need is particularly pressing for Egypt, which is going through a political crisis domestically and needs to find a way out of this situation.