Abdullah Aydogan Kalabalik / World Bulletin - Cairo
The process of reform, and consequently division, within the Tunisian Ennahda Movement has begun. The crisis which began with the assassination of Democratic Patriots' Movement leader Chokri Belaid on February 6 has affected the Ennahda Movement along with the troika government.
Prime Minister of the interim government, Hamadi Jebali insisted in his position regarding the establishment of a technocratic government. Tunisian wise men from different national political parties and change movements (Hukema Tunus) also express views in favor of a technocratic government.
Meanwhile Rashid al-Ghannushi and the team around him, representing the traditionalist wing, seek the establishment of a coalition government which accords with the parliamentary composition derived from the public vote and democratic elections. Ennahda plans to organize a meeting against a technocratic government this Saturday under the slogan “legitimacy.” The location of the meeting has not yet been announced.
The traditionalist wing of Ennahda insistently favors the presence of the Islamic movement in the government, and interprets the technocratic government as a means through which the secularists will seize the government from them. Meanwhile the reformist members within the Ennahda Shura Council have a different assessment of a compromise government composed of technocrats.
The Republican Party of Tunisia expressed support for Jebali and the establishment of a smaller-scale technocrat government, and indicated that this is a historic opportunity. The Nida Tunis (Tunisia’s Call) party, known as a supporter of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, urged the Tunisian Constituent Assembly to complete tasks such as the drafting of the electoral law and the constitution as soon as possible.
As in Egypt, the liberal, secular and leftist opposition in Tunisia accuses an Islamic movement of “seizing the state and polarizing the people.” Experts explain that this is not the misdeed of Islamic governments, but that it is normal that polarization begins following the atmosphere of freedom that accompanies revolution, and that people hide their lifestyles while under the rule of dictatorial regimes.
When the latest developments are taken into account, it is evident that the Islamic movements in both Tunisia and Egypt must undergo a process of reform or transformation. Initiatives to govern or direct from behind the scenes have proven unsuccessful.
The Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau and Khairat El-Shater in Egypt, and the Ennahda Shura Council and Rashid al-Ghannushi in Tunisia must play their trump cards openly. Ghannushi might be a presidential candidate in Tunisia while Khairat El-Shater might be a candidate for prime minister in Egypt.
When authorities in shadowy governments which do not accept responsibility are insisted upon, the people pay the price, and have begun to do so.
India has long used mass media as a tool for psychological warfare projecting the Kashmir resistance as if it was some sort of Pakistani conspiracy to destroy India's peace.
Turkey's economy and its internal politics have undergone dramatic changes in the past few years in the Middle East. At this point in time Turkey is the only regional power that has the ability and capability to narrow the chasm in the divided Muslim world.
Islamophobia seems to be rapidly spreading around the world like an epidemic
After 28 years of the Hashimpura massacre of Muslims by UP Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) men, a Delhi court decided last week that nobody was guilty of the massacre.
With the narrative of championing of human rights, the lack of international condemnation on another bloggers death in Bangladesh throws a spotlight on the principle of "freedom of expression".
With no conscience, truth can easily be replaced, and our Islamic views distorted as a result of strategic calculations.
Turkish dailies on Thursday mainly focus on President Erdogan’s remarks on creating presidential system, plus a Syrian shell landing in southern Turkey.
Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly focus on Tuesday's deadly plane crash in southern France plus Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's intervention in a public row between Ankara's mayor and Turkey's deputy prime minister.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday covered Deputy PM Arinc's spat with Ankara mayor plus the apparent suicide of a Japanese engineer working on a major bridge project in Yalova.
Turkish dailies on Monday cover Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc’s remarks on the ongoing Kurdish peace process plus a religious service held by Armenian Churches across Turkey for the Gallipoli Campaign fallen.
U.S. officials had said that they have been waiting to see if Netanyahu would stand behind the campaign comments nixing a Palestinian state as he moves toward forming a governing coalition
Turkish dailies on Thursday cover a major commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of Canakkale Victory Day plus Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan’s remarks on the Kurdish process.
When we randomly have a look at the list of the deceased, the prominent ones are; Umarali Kuvatov, Tajiki, 6 March 2015; Abdullah Buhari, Özbek antagonist, 10 December 2014; Ali Usayev, Chechen, 26 February 2009; Zaurbek Amirev, Rüstem Altemirov and Berg-Khazh Musaev, Chechen, 2011; Chechenya’s Ichkeria Honorary Consulate, 22 May 2013… and many more Chechen assassinations that could be added to this list….
Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly focus on Ankara's criticism of top US diplomat John Kerry's views on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad plus the groundbreaking ceremony for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday cover Ankara’s reaction to John Kerry’s view on Syria's Assad.
An important question being asked is whether the new king will seek reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, which has a strong presence in many countries in the region