Steven A. Cook

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Weekend Reading: Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, Tourism in Cairo, and Tunisia’s Constitution

by Steven A. Cook
February 14, 2014

Yemeni men read the news in the country's capital, Sana'a (Ahmed Jadallah/Courtesy Reuters).


Ahmet Erdi Ozturk says that the sphere of authority of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs should be redefined.

A post from Cairobserver argues that Cairo has a strong potential for civic tourism, in which visitors come to see the city itself instead of only specific sites, that has not been tapped.

Mohamad-Salah Omri discusses Tunisia’s recently approved constitution, claiming that it is important both for its content and for the process from which it resulted.

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