Ankara-Cairo relations in the changing Middle East

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It is time for everyone in the Middle East to make a new strategic assessment. Foreign …
  • The new U.S. administration has declared that it intends to follow a “de-Trumpization policy” in the Middle East.
  • The wave of democratization, which began with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, took down the authoritarian leaders of Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Whereas the uprising in Bahrain was crushed thanks to Saudi Arabia’s military intervention, Iran and Russia ensured the survival of Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria.
  • Lebanon is an artificial nation created by French imperialists in the 19th century. The politics of the country is constitutionally divided between different religions and sects. There are no official records of Lebanon's population at the time of its founding. It was originally designed to be a Maronite Christian country. Since then, however, it is evident that the number of Muslims has increased much more than the Christians, most of whom migrated to the West and Latin America. In addition, about 2 million people left the country between 1975 and 2005 during its civil war. Furthermore, the birth rate of Muslims is higher than that of the Christian groups.

Bu Konuda Daha Fazla

  • Most analysts call the explosion at the Port of Beirut Lebanon’s Chernobyl. It is the moment of truth that put the last nail in the coffin of the nation’s rotten and dysfunctional political system.

  • Despite large-scale developments, changes since start of decade, some problems triggering start of uprisings in Arab countries still exist

  • There is an emerging trend of popular protests all over the world. Citizens who are disenchanted by the conventional political system and procedures hit the streets to express their political and economic demands, or at least express their frustrations more vociferously. Especially the younger generations, who are less interested in regular electoral politics, have shown political consciousness in such a distinctive context.

  • This chaotic period, which intensified or started with the Arab Spring insurgencies, has been deepening every other day..

  • Operation leads to arrest of senior members of terror group, which is trying to become active in Europe with help of PKK