Turbulent years in Egypt, 2000-2011: social protests and their effects on the uprising of january 25, 2011

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Citation Formats
G. Oğur, “Turbulent years in Egypt, 2000-2011: social protests and their effects on the uprising of january 25, 2011,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Middle East Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2019.