Mehmet Rakipoğlu

Mehmet Rakipoğlu

Mehmet Rakipoglu completed his BA in International Relations at Sakarya University. He worked as a teaching assistant at Sakarya University Center for Middle Eastern Studies from 2015-2017. Rakipoglu is currently a PhD candidate at the same Center. His research areas include foreign policy in the Gulf, Turkey’s policies towards the Gulf region, and political Islam.
Cleaning the House Anti-Opposition Campaign in Saudi Arabia

Cleaning the House: Anti-Opposition Campaign in Saudi Arabia

July 16, 2019
While Saudis generally perceive Islamists as a threat in general, the Sahwa scholars are considered as an existential threat. The regime wants to deter society and intends to do this by executing them in order to install an empire of horror.
Past and Present of the Saudi Arabia-Israel Alliance

Past and Present of the Saudi Arabia-Israel Alliance

June 8, 2019
Saudi Arabia and Israel are following common policies especially on issues related to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. Although the two states do not have any diplomatic relations, the presence of a covert alliance between them is indubitable.