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War, famine, cholera ... What’s next?

According to the official statement made by the World Health Organization (WHO) a few days ago, the the cholera epidemic’s death toll in Yemen, which has been effective ever since the end of April, is about to reach 2,000. While it is estimated that ... more

The king walking on a tightrope

Jordan’s Hashimi Kingdom, which has control over Masjid al-Aqsa administration and the Islamic foundations in Jerusalem as a result of a series of agreements reached with Israel, has recently been going through the most intense of days. Amman is maki... more

Not possible to escape Jerusalem

What we are witnessing in the Middle East is an issue not only of regional and international politics, but also of the history of religions, as it has been for many centuries. In this context, with references to the present versions of the sacred tex... more

Al-Khalil ticking like a bomb

We are in al-Khalil after a 40-minute journey through the flashy and well-kept neighborhoods of West Jerusalem. A Palestinian city with a population of about 250,000, named after “Khalil,” Prophet Ibrahim’s epithet cited in verse 125 of Surah an-Nisa... more

"Never again,” but how?

"Those were terrible days. There was no electricity and water. We were in winter and each day the bombing continued. Everywhere was filled with the dead and injured. When his mother abandoned him as soon as she gave birth, we, the hospital staff, emb... more

"Never again,” but how?

"Those were terrible days. There was no electricity and water. We were in winter and each day the bombing continued. Everywhere was filled with the dead and injured. When his mother abandoned him as soon as she gave birth, we, the hospital staff, emb... more

The real task in Iraq starts now

The operation started jointly by the Iraqi military units, Kurdish peshmerga forces, Shiite militia and Arab tribal forces on October 17, 2016, with aerial support from U.S.-backed coalition forces, to save Mosul from Daesh, is in the final stage. Wi... more

The death of the butcher

At the Avicenne Hospital near the French capital, Paris, an 85-year-old man died on Tuesday morning, June 27. His death actually meant the end of a bloody chapter in the Middle East. This man, who has committed crimes against humanity in this life th... more

'The Politics of Partition'

The phrase in the title is the name of the latest book to have been translated into Turkish from among other books written by Avi Shlaim, one of the authors who has been named as the “New Historians” in Israel (Translation: Muttalip Tütüncü, Küre Pre... more

Bringing civilization to the ulema class

When it comes to ikhwan (brotherhood), generally, the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood organization comes to mind. Yet, there was another brotherhood in the recent history of the Middle East, which was quite different from its namesake group in terms o... more

Tiran and Sanafir are not just islands

Egypt has been going through its most tense days since the ouster of its first democratically elected President Muhammed Morsi in 2013 via a military coup. The reason for the tension is the transfer of the two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, situated eas... more

Architects of crisis

The comprehensive siege that some Arab countries have launched against Qatar about 10 days ago provides a clearer picture of the Middle East. A front, which was formed by Egypt and the UAE and to which Saudi Arabia and Bahrain later joined, is in a h... more

The Gulf’s new ‘terrorist’ list

Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, which blockaded Qatar from air, land and sea, issued a "list of terrorists" including 59 people and 12 institutions last evening in order to further restrict the blockade. People from nine Arab countries were... more

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