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By blocking UN vote, Egypt sticks finger in Turkey’s eye

22nd July 2016 – The Hill

By blocking UN vote, Egypt sticks finger in Turkey’s eye

Oren Kessler

Egypt blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution this past Saturday that would have expressed support for Turkey's government after the coup attempt launched against it the day before. Cairo's move is the latest, but most brazen indication yet that it has little intention of reconciling with Ankara — neither before the coup attempt nor after. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd July 2016 – The Hill

By blocking UN vote, Egypt sticks finger in Turkey’s eye

Oren Kessler

Egypt blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution this past Saturday that would have expressed support for Turkey's government after the coup attempt launched against it the day before. Cairo's move is the latest, but most brazen indication yet that it has little intention of reconciling with Ankara — neither before the coup attempt nor after. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

First Take: Turkey coup attempt has parallels to Egypt

Aykan Erdemir

The military coup attempt in Turkey, the country's fifth since 1960, is reminiscent of a recent military takeover against the democratically elected president of Egypt. more...

30th June 2016 – U.S. News and World Report

No Neutral in the Egypt-Qatar Quarrel

Oren Kessler , David Andrew Weinberg

An Egyptian court this month sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to life in prison, and ordered the death penalty for two Al Jazeera journalists and four others for leaking state secrets to Qatar. more...

21st June 2016 – Foreign Affairs

Hamas and Egypt Make Amends?

Oren Kessler , Grant Rumley

A steady stream of reports in recent weeks has suggested that Egypt is burying the hatchet with Hamas. The Washington Post saw an “unlikely alliance” between the two, Al-Monitor floated the prospect of “reconciliation,” and Haaretz suggested that Cairo is offering the group “another chance.” more...