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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...
Hostilities towards Turkey emerged as Armenians remember the anniversary of the Ottoman Empire massacre.
The various members of Turkey’s political scene are still fiercely debating the issue of the ban on headscarves in public institutions. Recently the high court ruled that the constitutional amendment that was passed in February allowing women to wear the headscarves in universities is null. The...
The agenda of the new Turkish President Abdullah Gül aims at establishing equilibrium between the secular and Islamic fundamentalisms in Turkey, thereby preparing the country to join the European Union.
The article discusses the political failure of the banned Muslim Brotherhood that tends to raise less important issues merely to gain media fame rather than any real political presence in society.
The nomination of Abdullah Gul, the Turkish foreign minister, for the presidency of the Turkish Republic, has pushed secular Turks to discussing succession and the meaning of secularism. The author states that the definition for an Islamic Caliphate is that they are the general presidency for...
The author discusses the situation of Muslims in Turkey, and the increasing levels of restrictions being imposed upon them.
Muslim women in Europe are under increasing pressure to abandon the niqāb.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University of...
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