JULY 2020 ROUNDUP: The tussle for dominance in the East Med

Radio EastMed’s Editor-in-Chief Ertan Karpazli rounds up all the latest news and developments from the Eastern Mediterranean for the month of July 2020.

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2 min readAug 5, 2020


Egypt holds militart drill called “Hasm 2020” near its border with Libya. (File/AFP)

Scroll down to listen to Radio EastMed’s full podcast for July 2020.

PODCAST: East Med tensions: War the aim, gas the excuse

By coming out to defend its interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey may instead be getting deliberately drawn into a war it is not ready to fight.

PODCAST: It’s Egypt, not Turkey they should worry about

As much as Cairo’s European and Arab allies need it to do their dirty work, they do not want Egypt growing strong enough to start making its own demands.

PODCAST: Would Erdogan survive a snap election in Turkey?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may already be on borrowed time as Turkey’s worst economic crisis in 20 years feeds growing public discontent towards his AK Party government.

PODCAST: Lebanon: China’s gateway to the Mediterranean

Hezbollah-linked media outlets have been portraying Chinese investments in Lebanon’s crisis-hit economy as an alternative to an IMF bailout.

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