Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
Ahmed al-Burai is a lecturer at Istanbul Aydin University. He worked with BBC World Service Trust and LA Times in Gaza. He is currently based in Istanbul and mainly interested in the Middle East issues. He has also written for Arabi21, Turkpress, Noonpost and Turkey-post.
Items by Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
- March 28, 2016 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
The Kurds in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey have made no secret of their longing for a self-governing state. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, the Kurds have tightened their grip in the north of the country and look set to crystallise their dominance over the north...
- February 29, 2016 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
Abu Jihad, a Palestinian businessman has lived in Istanbul for more than 25 years and exporting goods to Gaza for almost all of that time. “For God’s sake,” he asked over coffee, “why should I pay all that money to the Israeli customs services? Why don’t we have our...
- January 27, 2016 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
A letter written by a Turkish soldier has been published in the local media in Turkey. The soldier is currently fighting against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Cizre, which is a hot spot in the conflict between the Turkish army and the Kurdish insurgents. “We are all...
- January 11, 2016 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
Despite their regional political rivalry, Turkey has maintained its relations with Muslim rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. Since the Ottoman war with Safavid Persia almost 400 years ago, Turkey and its political predecessors have sought to stabilise its links with Iran and its previous political manifestations. The shared Sunni...
- January 2, 2016 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
“I counted all the gunshots in his chest one by one. Why did they shoot him? He was naked and waving with his hands pleading for their help to get medication for the injury he has been suffering from since the Battle of al-Furkan of 2008.” Said the mother...
- December 24, 2015 Dr Ahmed Al-Burai
If Deniz Zeyrek, a famous leftist journalist in Turkey, was to say, “The state of Israel and its people are undoubtedly sincere friends of Turkey and our condemnations until now are aimed at some extreme illegitimate actions of the Israeli government,” he would be condemned as a conspirator or...