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Erdogan snares an ancient port on the Red Sea – with funds from Qatar?

Shortly before Christmas, a highly controversial deal was struck…
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Ottoman ghosts still Damascus

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could hardly hold back his…
Sharif Hussein Ibn Ali, the emir of Mecca who launched the Great Arab revolt in 1916.

How Erdogan re-wrote history of the Great Arab Revolt

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed…
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A new bible for scholars of King Faisal I

The revolt turned civil war has held all Syrians by the throat…
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party, as he stands in front of portraits of himself (R) and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, during a meeting at his party headquarters in Ankara on May 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ottoman Revival: Anything but Brotherly

This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First…