US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to focus on the ongoing crisis in Syria during his first official tour that will include stops in London, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
Bomb attack kills 13 and injures 28 at the Cilvegözü border gate on the Turkish-Syrian border yesterday.
Gmail Matar, in Al-Ahram, cautions against Arab emulation of the ‘Turkish model.’
Jonathon Burch, writing for Reuters, analyses the growing splits between Iraq and Turkey since the US pulled out of Iraq in December.
We look at which figures from Middle Eastern politics and cultural life have been included in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012″ list.
At a CMEC event last night Dr Katarina Dalacoura and Noman Benotman discussed in front of a packed audience the question of Islam and democracy, looking in particular at the Islamist movements emerging after the Arab Spring.
President Abdullah Gül made a speech of remarkable ambition and confidence this morning at the inaugural Wilton Park Annual Address at the Royal Society.
The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi of Dewbsury meets a selection of Arab ambassadors to discuss the situation in Middle East.
On 19th March, CMEC hosted a dinner with HE Unal Cevikoz, Turkish Ambassador to the Court of St James.