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Aliza Marcus @AlizaMarcus Washington. DC

Turkey/Kurd expert. Following Middle East broadly/Kurdistan in detail. Author of Blood & Belief (Turkcesi Kan ve Inanc, Iletisim Yayinevi). RT not endorsement.

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Joined Twitter 6/19/11


Güzel arkadaşım bugün cezaevinde son günün olsun My dear friend, hope today will be your last day in prison… https://t.co/tB1uVwGBSX
Retweeted by Aliza Marcusvideo clip of 1981 mass trial of PKK members — Diyarbakır de 1981 Asker mahkemesi — konuşan adam kimdir? Mazlum Doğ… https://t.co/6f51FfTD7B
2/18
2020
@hevalecraig No, in Turkishactually, am seeing it on European amazon for sale!Good article on the Idleb refugee crisis as seen from Turkey, by @RagipSoylu. https://t.co/6BKTgMozzf
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusAnd now I'd love to find the book Alinak wrote -- "Mehmet Tunc ve Bekes" -- alas Turkey has banned it. https://t.co/8I9kgEHWGxA book by well-known & independent minded Kurdish politician Mahmut Alinak (sentenced as part of DEP trial in1994)… https://t.co/6aOD1XSNDlThis article took about six months to come to fruition, including a paranoia-inducing trip abroad. https://t.co/Oq1yeZU2Uc >>>
Retweeted by Aliza Marcusso this is what's it's like for HDP politicians to try to hold a press conference in Diyarbakir -- look at the phot… https://t.co/yLm0bHdsS6
2/17
2020
The prison of Amed after the coup in 1980 https://t.co/F3VitKlbwy
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus1376 yurttaştan ortak açıklama: Ben de oradaydım, Gezi'deydim https://t.co/r7FRcXjh7w
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusNew documentary on murder of Hevrin Kahlaf in Rojava days after US withdrew and Turkish forces invaded https://t.co/y6j7MPxtvb @Elizrael @tobiaschneider Exactly
2/16
2020
@zugenia @bertboerland did you ever find the bag? I'm crazy for her bag too. looked everywhere, closest was a clare… https://t.co/Q30eEQc0Qb
2/15
2020
A concise overview of the situation across Syria from @DaveEubankFBR. "In North and East Syria, 200,000 displaced… https://t.co/CUAIBM43N9
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusNice piece on Turkey’s options in Idlib — none of them very stable — and more on US foreign policy incoherence, as… https://t.co/isLwaxVgKVGreat initiative and sure to be interesting! https://t.co/4pfzktR8ohI’m at a US base in Syria seeing the damage to the attacked US convoy The incident is a reminder of the dangerous… https://t.co/ffpQFoR6iP
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2/13
2020
👇War of flags in northeast of Syria....! https://t.co/HBitAAZpWp
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusSo as US builds up bases in areas clearly under its control, this is a reminder that the US isn’t the only player (… https://t.co/mkjy9IPZu4Ha! I was wondering where they got the model...! https://t.co/mEEpcYSufE
2/12
2020
@BedranKurdi Well I think it answered a lot of questions of how the group evolved and became the dominant movement.A small Istanbul publisher is reviving forgotten Armenian literary greats & fighting to save the endangered Western… https://t.co/tqhSHXk4qG
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @BedranKurdi What was valid for the 80s and 90s isn’t always the same now. Some things have changed as the group it… https://t.co/EfxONUholIGreat facts & details. Bottom line: ~For now, Turkey dominates PKK, pushing rebels into SE mountains & N Iraq, kil… https://t.co/Z9o8hgGYX0
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusIn short: SDF welcomes Arabs fleeing Idlib, while Turkey, which claims to be trying to protect people in Idlib, won… https://t.co/ed0QPbJTdmOlacak bir seçimde muhtemelen HDP’nin yüzde birinden az oy alacak olan bir partinin başkanı, 6 milyon kişinin temsi… https://t.co/RWkIGEuuNn
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusOnly surprise is this can still surprise people https://t.co/kGQUawegrCIraq is literally one of the worst places in the world for women. I and SEED want safety for all women in #Iraq and… https://t.co/xxzf34Awpr
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @BedranKurdi Total misreading. Book laid out pkk’s start and growth, the good and bad, but always a Kurdish nationalist group.
2/11
2020
So Moscow is ready to mediate talks between SDF/Rojava administration and Damascus. Will latest battle in Idlib aga… https://t.co/fzATTqSSNB @vvanwilgenburg Ohhh I haven’t seen one — please show me please!!!I can never get enough of these historical images https://t.co/kXCt1CHdqv @Patriot37027 Yes for sure. But there were some who thought he’d be a good next leader. Clearly not everyone tho!
2/10
2020
@PatrickOsgood Good one!Hard for me to believe Barham Salih was ever a credible candidate regardless of his positions in Baghdad. Would the… https://t.co/eUXdnGDIYZcan't wait to see who is the deputy https://t.co/GktS0hB0xnReview: Kurds of Northern Syria by Jordi Tejel: "Unlike other published works and articles on this topic that are… https://t.co/Q6uLZtltNN
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @RenwarNajm So either they love the PKK model of female/male co chairs or they simply can’t manage to rest power in… https://t.co/KEx1TBnEkh @NicholasDanfort Follow on rabies shots?Just once I’d like a split off Kurdish party in Syria to come up with a totally different name, just to make keepin… https://t.co/Lh9adm3IJd
2/9
2020
Fun and informative read by the ever active @amberinzaman https://t.co/qDeYYedkqk
2/8
2020
The pleasure was mine @sinam56 . Sisters across mountains https://t.co/U9zQb1LrS3
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @fcyazgan I’d say the actions of western and other nations in refusing to take back their citizens fits what you’re saying.Excellent plan-sentences unlikely to be recognized by suspects’ native countries yet this may help boost internatio… https://t.co/nu8J0kuyazOsman Kavala has been unjustly detained since November 2017. Just a reminder. @FreeOsmanKavala https://t.co/5WD6aQAcjg
2/7
2020
@abdullahawez I’m not so sure. US still has more advanced capabilities than Turkey — @cngsgnc Hmmmm @SinanCiddi Maybe.... altho Turkey has its own drone technology of course. We have to wait until the spring to see… https://t.co/mhj7aQEprTbig scoop by @Reuters : U.S. halts secretive drone program with Turkey that targeted PKK in Iraq: reason? Turkey’s… https://t.co/SfZdWlyb1cGood interview by @cansucamlibel with a Rand expert on Russia-Turkey relations & why the status quo may not hold. https://t.co/6YRiqhf0w8Back 2 what it was except 4 Turkish takeover of border area + new Russian troop presence: SDF's Mustafa Bali tells… https://t.co/9R9oxxBJq0
2/5
2020
Excellent piece by ⁦@daphnemccurdy⁩ on how US unwillingness to see partnership with Kurds/YPG/SDF as anything more… https://t.co/Fb3KpSmLdGWell said @OIRSpox! The #SDF are shouldering three international burdens; 1) leading the #Syria #defeatDaesh fight,… https://t.co/3U2eZ8xtsw
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @Jake_Hanrahan @vvanwilgenburg Oh very sorry to hear this @SinanCiddi @USMC_CSC Big congratulations — they are lucky to have you @Ka9lo Looks like things may be moving forward?
2/4
2020
A video which my friend from maxmur send me from today. The people in the maxmur camp are living still in the embar… https://t.co/gLm52lihn7
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusBig news — were there any split offs as a result? For example, what’s left of Ibrahim biro’s yekiti — did they join… https://t.co/5qQ7X0cZI3haven't seen any more details on this. a full scale attack on Makhmour would mark a very concerning ISIS escalation. https://t.co/rOEyYkjsZqthe most recent former mayor of DBakir (who was removed from his post and replaced with a government appointed dire… https://t.co/EsnxzMy3F4
2/2
2020
A reminder of continuing threat from ISIS in Middle East —- ISIS kidnaps 7 civilians at fake checkpoint in Kurdista… https://t.co/9JHxZYuCSZ
1/31
2020
In DC tomorrow? @vvanwilgenburg will present his new book, The Kurds of Northern Syria, co-authored with Harriet Al… https://t.co/s54eqcZI8O
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1/30
2020
My wife and I never talk to our kids. We ask them to submit all communications anonymously through rigorous and dou… https://t.co/a5t0I5762S
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusMy latest from Al-Hol: Families languish in winter winds, legal limbo at Syria’s Islamic State camp https://t.co/Cd34Uahe0S
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusAppalling treatment of a great man who hasn’t committed any crime — except that of being seen as an opponent of Erd… https://t.co/Mlk0XpnPKp
1/29
2020
@BDPDemirbas @mahmutbozarslan Lütfen! Dm üzerinde gönderebilirsiniz yada emailim size göndereyimGezi Davası duruşmasındayız.. Osman Kavala’ya özgürlük https://t.co/MqaDCgJ2sJ
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @mutludc Where was the game held? Damascus? Start of soccer diplomacy...? @mahmutbozarslan Kimse yok mu yoksa kımse kalmadı... @MPSarkawtShams Tell us more how the program works. Sounds like a great initiative
1/28
2020
Off topic: @nytimes the kids love your kids Times section, but print is quite small for younger ones to manage, esp… https://t.co/I5FnqAIrARnice report from the ground in Syria by @washingtonpost as a reminder that continuing US support for Kurd-led admin… https://t.co/ElxRNwXpmua reminder of the PKK/YPG/civilian Kurd sacrifices that marked a turnaround in the fight against ISIS in Syria https://t.co/OEhYU6gFb3excellent thread on views from Rakka https://t.co/1R5bMLX94QLove that place! https://t.co/0g9Rseg8AO
1/26
2020
What a convoluted policy the US has .... but great to see coalition support for SDF continuing https://t.co/f4uL70c7OC @KaderAriz You thought that was people treating each other badly? That was nice by NY standards!
1/25
2020
Türk askeri ve çeteleri Til Temir’de direnişe çarptı: 14 işgalci öldürüldü https://t.co/AT8n80t2Dahttps://t.co/0ZEWEMuE12
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusThe question is whether Assad willing to be flexible — and trusted https://t.co/YByFxhyKXkAnother must read by @amberinzaman https://t.co/dRUXPVUgxeAnd imagine that in many of these cases, the perpetrators were never found. https://t.co/xbMnzYqqDVSo why aren't Kurds in Turkey marching in protest of Turkey's invasion of Rojava, among other things? Well in Van,… https://t.co/u8IBEKaV5AJim Jeffrey gave a press briefing Thursday morning -- can't say much new or interesting in it, but here it is: https://t.co/P6DM0ETNDb
1/24
2020
@namo_abdulla @realDonaldTrump @IKRPresident I’m not sure I would claim anything this administration does vis a vis… https://t.co/EEO1BsupgS @amberinzaman @MazloumAbdi @AlMonitor Can’t wait
1/23
2020
Bugün Rojava’dan edindiğim bir bilgiye göre, Mazlum Kobani’ye birkaç gün önce suikast girişiminde bulunulmuş. Suika… https://t.co/eCqQEMzd4Y
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusKurds searching for new friends .... https://t.co/Kg1HOFz4Vq#BREAKING #NE_SYRIA #American_forces prevent #Russian_forces from heading east towards the #oil areas of #Remilanhttps://t.co/KQMAl4Aoui
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1/21
2020
Impact of economic crisis in government controlled Syria and worsened by Turkish invasion and occupation https://t.co/loh68W72IJ
1/20
2020
Great description! Which book? https://t.co/hyGiY0yW94Amerika'daki evimin ilk hediyesi tarihi Ken'an haritası oldu. Beni bu kadar iyi tanıyan @AlizaMarcus'dan tabii. Kud… https://t.co/lGQrEgkkZp
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusUnity among Kurdish parties in Turkey, regardless how small some are and how limited space is for activism, is alwa… https://t.co/Cz2nKpDaUe
1/19
2020
#Ain_Issa: A number of Turkish-backed terrorists has defected to SDF in Ain Issa. The defectors has handed over doz… https://t.co/CpE8MUJBlQ
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1/18
2020
517 individuals including 371 children have died in Hol Camp in 2019 - primarily those who arrived with severe maln… https://t.co/UIqHGEzW84
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusTurkish airstrikes target #Yazidi areas recovering from ISIS genocide @Jerusalem_Post https://t.co/hYXF2NqLLK
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusMore Turkish attacks on Sinjar, killing four of the PKK-backed local force — Sinjar of course is where PKK fighters… https://t.co/BRZFtsMj4V
1/16
2020
Great piece on al hol camp and more broadly, the foreigners who joined ISIS https://t.co/dBq1jaR0wt
1/15
2020
SANA reports a Syrian-Turkish-Russian meeting in Moscow, at which Syria (Ali Mamlouk) demanded Turkey (Hakan Fidan)… https://t.co/5fMXi9Aycx
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusNearly three weeks after Turkey's highest court ruled that the Wikipedia ban was unconstitutional, access remains b… https://t.co/cUMwLkpwjo
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1/14
2020

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