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Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
Dr. Yusuf al- Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholar has requested the members of the union to convene in Turkey to discuss the crisis that the Muslim Brotherhood organization is going through.
Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once both...
  Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once...
  Background: Eritrea was in a state of war when Kees traveled to it in 1999. The Eritrean–Ethiopian War took place from May 1998 to June 2000. The war resulted in an Ethiopian military victory.  Side A:  Cornelis “Kees” Hulsman  and Martin are discussing the demographics of Eritrea.  According to...
Background: The Battle of Tsorona was part of the ongoing Eritrean–Ethiopian border conflict. This conflict started on the 6th of May, 1998 and has continued to the present in the form of periodic clashes between the Eritrean and Ethiopian armies. The last battle fought in Tsorona was in 2016. It...
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
In an exclusive interview to Egypt's satellite Capital Broadcast Center (CBC), Egypt's Foreign Spokesperson, Ahmad Abu Zaid, described Egypt and Turkey inter-relational state of affairs as 'abnormal', stressing that unless Turkey refrains from interfering in Egypt's domestic affairs, a sound basis...
The Muslim Brotherhood leaders must have gone through the worst five hours yesterday night in Turkey, after a faction of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted to topple Erdogan. But the coup d’état foiled.  Had the coup d’état succeeded, Muslim brotherhood leaders, who Erdogan had granted exile,...
Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced that Ankara aims to normalize its relations with Russia, Egypt, and other neighborhood countries around the Mediterranean the Black Sea. Commenting on Turkey's stance over the ouster of president Muhammad Mursi, Yıldırım said, “there "is no obstacle...
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The frist part of this recording is an interview with the Archbishop of the Aremenian Church in Turkey, Mesrob Mutfayan about the state of the church and the Armenian community in Turkey. The second part is a press conference with Natig Aliyev, the Director and President of the State...
Background: ʿAmru al-Miṣrī is an Egyptian journalist who works for the Middle East News Agency (MENA), the official Egyptian news agency. He was the agency’s correspondent in Ankara between 2013 and 2016. He arrived in Cairo a week before this interview (17.07.2016) that was conducted two days...
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh al-ʾAmīn ʿUthmān al-ʾAmīn the Muftī of Eritrea. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo, and was then sent as an envoy from the Azhar to Eritrea. He worked as a teacher in the Religious Institute in Eritrea. After that, he became a judge in...
Background: The tape begins where the previous tape of the press conference with the-then President Muʿammar al-Qadhāfī left off. In the succeeding tape, al-Qadhāfī continued to comment on regional and global issues like the Yugoslavian war and NATO rising ambitions of world-occupation. The second...
Background: The first part of the recording is a press conference by Foreign Minister ʿAmru Mūsā, who was speaking in both Arabic and English, during the 1996 Arab Summit which was held in Cairo, Egypt in which he was mainly discussing the Arab relations for cooperation and the peace process in...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman spoke at the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan, concerning the need for a media watch system that prevents any misreporting. After all, misreporting might cause conflicts and tensions between Muslims and Christians. Side A:  Prof. Ḥassan Nāfaʿa, Director of the Arab Thought...
Background: Eritrean official Eskain Menkerior explains Eritrea’s policy towards NGOs and Eritrea’s opposition to religious-sectarian political organisations. Another official from the Eritrean Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare explains the role of the ministry in reducing unemployment,...
Background: Eritrean officials give insights to their government’s social and educational development programmes and an assessment on current social statistics. Turning to the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, he talks from an Eritrean point of view about the course of the war, the role of the OAU, EU and UN...
Background: The recording contains interviews with three Eritreans who had been deported from Ethiopia. Their personal stories provide an insight to the Ethiopian deportation program and methods in this period. Side A:  The deportees tell their stories: Rosa Berhane (17): she was deported from the...
Background: The recordings with Turkish Ambassador Yassir Yatis (whose post has been moved from Egypt to Austria) provide an overview of Turkish relations with countries in the region including Turkish-Israeli relations in light of a recent military deal and a Turkish military operation in Iraq....

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