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Palestine Media Roundup (July 20- August 15)

[Palestinian loss of land 1946-2010. Image from Wikimedia]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] Policing How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life, Charlotte Silver Charlotte Silver highlights Israel’s imposition of water scarcity on the area known as Shufat Ridge as a part of Israel’s larger project for a demographic balance in Jerusalem. El Al Excluding Arab Citizens from New At-Home Check-in Service, NGO ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 24)

[Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt. Photo from wikimedia commons.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Anti-Terrorism Law Egypt arrests three under terror law for spreading IS ideology The three had two laptops containing IS videos, according to police officials. Sisi ratifies controversial anti-terrorism law Ostensibly billed to fight Islamist militants, the law gives the courts and security forces new powers to use against suspects implicated ...

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Syria Media Roundup (August 19)

[Image of a sergeant in Lewa Salaheddin sits in front of a block of destroyed buildings in Aleppo, Syria. Image by Patrick Tombola/Laif via Redux]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria Shielded by the State: Assad’s monopoly over Syria’s public institutions “In Syria, the state and the regime are not the same,” says Kheder Khaddour. Khaddour explains how this impacts the conflict in Syria. Inside Aleppo, Syria's Most War-Torn City “Over three years, this crude slaughter by both sides has turned Aleppo ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (August 11)

[Suruç, 23 July 2015. Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Kurdish Politics and End of Armistice Erdoğan’s Bloody Gambit Max Zirngast argues that the Turkish government is using the massacre in Suruç to wage war—not on ISIS, but on the Kurdish liberation movement. So Who Should the Turkish State Negotiate With? According to İlnur Çevik, although the PKK is inevitably an indirect party in the peace ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (August 4)

[PKK members in Qandil, March 2013. Image via thomas koch / Shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English AKP’s “War on Terror” The Sultan of Swing’s Dangerous Gamble According to Leela Jacinto, President Erdoğan is making the biggest miscalculation of his political career by taking Turkey into war, attacking the PKK and the HPD and ending the peace process, and arresting pro-Kurdish and leftist individuals in order to win an ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (July 28)

[Forensic experts examine the scene of the Suruç bombing, 21 July 2015, Suruç, Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

NOTE: Due to the Turkish government’s censorship of media outlets affiliated with Kurdish and leftist movements, Jadaliyya was unable to access a number of newspapers that are regularly included in the media roundup. [This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Suicide Bombing in Suruç Ankara to Escalate Anti-ISIL Measures Murat Yetkin examines the Turkish government’s response to the ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (July 21)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Coalition Scenarios The Opposition Bubble Burhanettin Duran finds the opposition parties’ attitudes toward coalition negotiations irresponsible and accuses them of jeopardizing Turkey’s political stability. Davutoğlu Starts His Rounds for a Coalition (1)-(2) İlnur Çevik analyzes Prime Minister Davutoğlu’s coalition talks with opposition ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (July 14)

[Protestor holds East Turkistan and Turkey flags as Uyghur human rights activists participate in a demonstration to protest against the Chinese government's policy in Uyghur, Strasbourg, France, 11 July 2015. Image via Hadrian / Shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Post-Election Politics and Coalition Scenarios Did Erdoğan Push the Button for Early Elections? According to Yavuz Baydar, President Erdoğan and the AKP are working as slowly as possible in order to generate the necessary political and legal conditions for an early election. Hope You Enjoy the Show! Bülent Keneş claims that the AKP has ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (July 7)

[Turkish soldiers at the Syrian border, September 2014. Image via fpolat69 / Shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Turkey’s “Buffer Zone” in Syria Turkey’s Syrian Adventure to Backfire Lale Kemal reports that Turkey’s interim AKP government is preparing for an incursion into Syria to neutralize what it sees as a security threat posed by Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as well as the ISIL, whereas the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) is of the ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (June 30)

[Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a meeting in Kiev, March 2015. Image via Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Election Results and Coalition Scenarios Psychological Barrier Bülent Keneş argues that the MHP’s fear of coming to power constitutes a psychological barrier to taking responsibility in a coalition government. The AKP’s New Period and Abdullah Gül Cafer Solgun thinks that expectations that the AKP would enter a process of self-recrimination ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (June 23)

[Border gate in Akcekale, 31 March 2015. Image by Procyk Radek / Shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Election Results and Coalition Scenarios The AK Party's Dilemmas Burhanettin Duran claims that the primary challenge facing the AKP is the possibility that party elites will also begin to question the authority of Erdoğan. The Coalition, But How? According to Erdal Tanas Karagöl, the formation of a coalition will lead to a regression of the ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (June 16)

[HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş casting his ballot in Sultanbeyli, Istanbul, 7 June 2015. Photo by Nicholas Glastonbury.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Election Results and the Prospects for A Coalition What's Next for Turkey? (1) - (2) According to Cengiz Çandar, the internal strife within the AKP and the seeming impossibility of a coalition that includes the AKP makes it appear to be “a shell-shocked political force in decline.” The Turkish Election Is Turning the Tides Can Candan argues ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (August 25)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Kurdish Politics and Peace Process The Kurdish Movement's Tragedy Etyen Mahçupyan argues that the HDP and the PKK are the primary obstacles to the peace and reconciliation ...

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Foreign Policies Media Roundup (July-August 2015)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials related to other countries' foreign policies toward the Middle East. It does not reflect the views of the Foreign Polices Roundup Editors of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Foreign Policies Media Roundup to info@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Foreign Policies Roundup" in the subject line.]   United States:   Egypt, U.S. to Hold 'Strategic Dialogue' in July (25 June ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (August 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Kurdish Politics and the Peace Process Why Did the PKK and HDP Commit This Lunacy? AKP Member of Parliament Markar Esayan describes President Erdoğan, Prime Minister ...

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Syria Media Roundup (August 5)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Inside Syria  Coalition must seek a common goal in Syria As the anti-ISIS coalition now turns attention to Syria, Hassan Hassan claims that the way to defeat the them ...

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A Shift in Turkey's Foreign Policy? An Interview with Osman Shahin

Last week, Turkey joined the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), after the group carried out a suicide bombing in the town of Suruç close to the Syrian border, killing thirty-two young socialist activists and students, and injuring many more. Following that horrific tragedy, the Turkish government came under pressure to stop the free movement of ISIS fighters and operatives over the Syrian border. Despite the bombing of a few ISIS targets, most of Turkey’s firepower has been ...

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Gay Hanging in Iran: Atrocities and Impersonations

Everybody on earth knows that a deal on Iran’s nuclear program was announced in mid-July. Everybody also knows that this apparent step toward peace launched a new stage in an old war: of propaganda.Proponents praise the possibility of a historic opening. Opponents—who include Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Republican Party—warn of disaster. Both sides want to expand their constituencies. In Western countries, gay communities—small but politically influential—are more and more the target for just this ...

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Syria Media Roundup (July 16)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Water shortages leave Syrians in Aleppo thirsty and desperate Water has become scarce in the ...

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal and the Day After: An Interview with Kamran Matin

For more than a week, diplomats from Iran and six world powers have gathered in Vienna’s Coburg Palace to finalize a historic deal on Iran’s nuclear program.   The officials from Iran and the US have told reporters  “we are making good progress on almost all of the issues..But there are a few issues which … remain to be resolved” as a result, the self imposed deadline of June 30th is now extend to Friday July 10th. This week, we spend the hour with Kamran Matin, Assistant Professor in ...

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DARS Media Roundup (June 2015)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.]  News & Commentary Israel Seizes Gaza-Bound Boat in “Act of Piracy,” by Ali Abunimah Israel forces boarded and commandeered the Marianne on Monday 29 June, on ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Islamic State attacks Kobane 5 months after ouster; scores reported killed Attack on Kobane was a reminder that ISIL ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 16)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria One of Syria’s biggest bases falls to Daraa rebels In Deraa and Liwa 52 Military base fell. It was the second biggest base protecting Suwayda and the Druze ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (June 9)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English June Elections Why Will AK Party Win Again? (1) - (2) According to Etyen Mahçupyan, the AK Party will again win because its pros outweigh its cons, it is the only party that ...

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