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Istanbul bombings: soccer in the bull’s eye

Twin bombs in central Istanbul may not have targeted Besiktas JK’s newly refurbished Vodafone Arena stadium, but it underscores the propaganda value of attacking a soccer match for both jihadist and non-jihadist groups. They also raise questions about counter-terrorism strategies. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, a splinter of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), claimed responsibility …

James Dorsey

Erdoğan Needs to stand with Egypt, not the Muslim Brotherhood

By Adel El-Adawy The Egyptian-Turkish relationship has reached a low point and can be considered severed, because of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s full-fledged support for the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of the majority of Egyptians and the Egyptian state. As Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdel Rahman Salah explained: “The fear of Erdoğan’s government …

Daily News Egypt

Lessons in impunity

It’s been a rough few weeks for heads-of-state the world over. In America, Obama faces a growing list of infractions, any one of which would have been campaign killers nine months ago. In much of the Europe, administrations continue to struggle to justify austerity that has yet to fully jumpstart most economies, and more often …

Rasheed Hammouda