Sayed Abdel-Meguid 's Articles

At the 41 st Istanbul Film Festival, there was such a rich variety of cinematic fare the critic doesn’t know where to start.

After a two-year hiatus because of Covid, the Istanbul Film Festival is back, reports Sayed Abdel-Meguid from Istanbul

Sayed Abdel-Meguid discusses Turkey in the light of the Ukrainian crisis and the sanctions to be imposed on Russia.

The repercussions of the war in Ukraine are being felt the world over, not least in the already troubled Middle East

The Turkish TV series The Club has been revisiting the country’s cosmopolitan past while exposing some old wounds.

The Turkish president is expected to visit Saudi Arabia next month as part of Ankara’s efforts to mend relations with regional leaders.

Talks are taking place between Turkey and Armenia that could lead to the normalisation of relations between the two countries

The Council of Europe’s warning to Turkey over human rights violations is part of complex calculations regarding the relations between Europe and Turkey.

Sayed Abdel-Meguid sums up the internal political situation in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party has been playing on hostility to Syrian refugees as a way of directing attention away from its own shortcomings, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are still 19 months away, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid, but politicians and political parties are already gearing up for what observers have described as a watershed event

Sayed Abdel-Meguid illuminates the regional situation surrounding Turkish-Syrian relations

Ankara “fully supports the interim coalition government of Syria, who are the representatives of the Syrian people,” the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared a couple of weeks ago, but what might that be? Cavusoglu was, in fact, referring to a newly formed coalition among a handful of Syrian opposition figures from some Turkish backed militant factions that control only a very small portion of Syrian territory.

Al-Ahram Weekly looks at Erdogan’s unfolding game of nations

Taking stock of the Kabul bombing from the Turkish viewpoint

Taking stock of rising tensions over Syrian refugees in Turkey

Is Turkey courting Israel?

Al Ahram Weekly assesses Erdogan’s latest venture in Afghanistan

Turkey’s foreign policy continues its wayward course under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s direction to the confusion of friends and sceptics alike

Sayed Abdel-Meguid follows through US-Turkish relations

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