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The Dutch anti-Islam MP tweeted an image of President Erdogan showing the left side of his face, bearded and darker-skinned, against the black-and-white flag of the Islamic State extremist group.

The sides agreed this week to set up a "unified executive authority" and hold a constitutional referendum before the planned elections.

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Macron accuses <em>Turkey</em> of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

<em>Turkey</em> celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

The centennial celebrations mostly took place indoors due to a four-day curfew imposed to impede the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The New Arab

Former Erdogan ally launches much-anticipated rival party

Former economy czar Ali Babacan will officially launch the party on Wednesday after a months-long wait.

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Polls open as Britain votes in 'Brexit election'

The New Arab & agencies

Polls open as Britain votes in 'Brexit election'

Up for grabs are all 650 seats in the British parliament, which has been deadlocked since the 2016 referendum on EU membership that saw ...

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Charlie Hoyle

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

The US embassy said it had 'liked' the tweet 'by accident'.

Ali Bakeer

Turkey-Saudi state of frenemity: One year on Khashoggi's murder

To Turkish officials, the premeditated operation was not only meant to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but also to strangle ...

Aidan Chivers

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

In a significant election for Tunisia's young democracy, the wide range of options available to Tunisians could lead the country in profoundly ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Comment: The AKP's loss in Istanbul will serve as a warning for the party, but with the right response, they can address the opposition's ...

Turkey's Erdogan pledges 'adjustments' following Istanbul election defeat

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan pledges 'adjustments' following Istanbul election defeat

Turkey's ruling AKP was defeated in a controversial re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election on Sunday.

Adam Lucente

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

The New Arab speaks to Iraqis about their views and concerns over the talk of war between the US and Iran, and how it could affect them and ...

Brexit or not, these EU elections matter. Here's why

Sophia Akram

Brexit or not, these EU elections matter. Here's why

Comment: The UK's historically low turnout in EU elections could be a boon for the populist right, writes Sophia Akram.

Ousted Istanbul opposition mayor defiant, hopeful for new election

The New Arab

Ousted Istanbul opposition mayor defiant, hopeful for new election

Ekrem Imamoglu - mayor of Istanbul for only 20 days - has vowed to fight back and win the position once more after the vote was retroactively ...

Turkish local elections: Votes to be recounted in Istanbul

The New Arab

Turkish local elections: Votes to be recounted in Istanbul

Turkey’s High Election Board has ordered a partial recount of votes in Istanbul after an appeal submitted by the ruling party, AKP.

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