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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

14th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri compares members of the Muslim Brotherhood to chickens

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released a new message from Ayman al Zawahiri yesterday. Zawahiri’s speech is apparently the first of a series titled, “Brief Messages to a Victorious Ummah [worldwide community of Muslims].” more...

5th August 2016 – The Hill

The Israel-Egypt partnership deepens

Oren Kessler

Egypt last week marked Revolution Day, the day commemorating the 1952 Free Officers' revolt that toppled the the playboy King Farouk. Next door in Israel, the Egyptian embassy threw a party. more...

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...