Erdoğan suggests Israel behind coup in Egypt, has evidence

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Photo: İHA, Abdullah Cıbır) Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has suggested that Israel was behind the military coup that ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in early July, adding that the Turkish government has evidence to prove the Israeli hand in it. The evidence Erdoğan gave for…

Egypt, the ‘war on terrorism’ and Islamophobia

by Hatem Bazian Egypt’s military and elites resort to Islamophobic rationalisation to legitimise their undemocratic actions. “The utilisation of Islamophobic and ‘war on terror’ tropes in Egypt are reflective of a global post-colonial epistemological trend,” writes Hartem Bazian [Reuters] In an interview with Der Speigel , Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy offered his German audience a history “lesson” reminding them…