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Teargassed in Taksim

Teargassed in Taksim

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—It started as an evening walk down Istiklal, but an hour later I was trapped in a blind alley, crouched behind a bread cart with no opportunity to retreat as the police fired volley after volley of tear gas down Istanbul’s main shopping...
Opinion: Crying over the Brotherhood

Opinion: Crying over the Brotherhood

What we are witnessing in the crying over the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, tells us that that it did not have a political program for all the Egyptians, but a program for a movement which wanted to control the Egyptian state according to its own agenda, not...
Opinion: Mursi is a knockoff Erdoğan

Opinion: Mursi is a knockoff Erdoğan

There were many optimists amongst those who hoped and dreamed that President Mohamed Mursi’s rule would be a significant transition in the history of Egypt. However, Mohamed Mursi—the last-minute candidate who originally stood for election as nothing more than a...