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.

War & Conflict

When will Iran abandon Bashar al-Assad?

Iran's interests in Syria will very soon supersede its support for Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey attempted coup

Coups work only for autocracies, not democracies

The ongoing purge in Turkey needs to mobilise public opinion against the rogue army faction that attempted the coup.


The mistakes of Hamas and the need for recalibration

Nobody dares to claim that Hamas doesn't have the full right to pursue its political agenda.


What's behind Turkey's bill of immunity

Is it a democratic move or another step towards a one-man rule?