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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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Good analysis — no question that Turkey’s goal is to keep pressure on US to force more concessions in northeast Syr… https://t.co/KMx3jzzMnM
9/22
2019
Just what does Jeffrey mean here? “The agreement we have with the Turks is couched in terms of refugees returning t… https://t.co/v73fErud8F
9/21
2019
If this truely leads to French and German projects in #SDF held northeast Syria then that’s important — but let’s s… https://t.co/bY8thN4SFh @business Court hearing case against 38 defendants, including at least five journalists, for reporting & social med… https://t.co/4sHBEQRwcf
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusExcellent analysis on the problem of the Kurdish guarded holding camps for Isis followers and families in northeast… https://t.co/xeDFlVpIstExactly. Without any regular, substantial external support, SDF needs money to run the territory they administer (w… https://t.co/jiJ9yJ6cBF
9/20
2019
So headline is misleading — nothing’s been decided — but we know this is what Turkey wants and we know the US does… https://t.co/bmsHllxmgp
9/19
2019
@arisroussinos Will be fascinatingWelcome Siyar! https://t.co/Hn53qWWyM1Thank you! https://t.co/5R1UDeadgo @06JAnk Don’t we really need current MPs to split from AKP to make this meaningful?Yesterday, over 4.2K schools opened in NE Syria for over 500K students to begin the school year. This is possible… https://t.co/V8BCj391fc
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusImportant to remember that courts and interior ministry continue legal attacks on Kurdish politicians; at least 4-5… https://t.co/vxNGEkfYkk
9/18
2019
Another reminder of fragile situation for Rojava — as long as US there Syrian troops unlikely to take action but wh… https://t.co/Lqr86YzORj
9/16
2019
Just rereading what tuned out to be a very prescient piece from 2013 on chances for Imrali talks to succeed. Jake H… https://t.co/FRSwuBAuyT
9/15
2019
@AlizaMarcus He was a hero! May he and all his fallen comrades rest in peace. ❤️☀️💚 https://t.co/F0rXmjcwm2
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusWir laden alle Interessierten herzlich ein am 27.10 unsere Veranstaltung "Die Kurden, der Nahe Osten & der IS" in H… https://t.co/FgDPtnIQSE
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusThis event is in honor of Sait Currukaya (Dr Suleyman) who died fighting ISIS near Mosul. He was a friend of mine —… https://t.co/Rp4uAUqixmFor sure true. https://t.co/lhMDy6BVNs @NicholasDanfort @canokar One percent is a rounding error @Metin4020 I guess hdp could say to families that their children should get involved in politics instead but these… https://t.co/wewa35gAr9Story is actually disturbingly confusing - US is sending 150 troops to carry out ground patrols with Turkish soldie… https://t.co/SFuXn3rUTg
9/13
2019
@p_von_eulenburg The PKK needs to talk to Ankara — because they aren’t getting legitimacy for Rojava & turkey keeps… https://t.co/C9gCXHRdvt @trtbreaking @amberinzaman Both sides prepared for war in case the peace process collapsed. But question is — why d… https://t.co/lgZdfiFDgDAnkara claims there are 600 PKK fighters left in Turkey. This is little more than the no of fighters (500) PKK left… https://t.co/qw2zHxC0eG
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusA good reminder from @amberinzaman that there are no peace talk plans. (Why would RTE talk peace when he’s successf… https://t.co/Vb2oUOKDcx
9/12
2019
Very well said (unfortunately) https://t.co/wGbnrH4ysx
9/11
2019
For sure US needs its own Kurdish policy https://t.co/eWUMPcOTksAfter giving into joint patrols in Rojava border area, US stalling on bigger Turkish demands but who knows what wil… https://t.co/8YSJzDSRRmObviously it's good that some small part of the population has the right to protest, but strange that the governmen… https://t.co/YnLbQNOwdZ
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9/10
2019
Interesting CNN interview with Sahin Cilo aka Gen Abdi who heads the military force in Rojava, on the issues they f… https://t.co/K7y3UUD51BSo looks like Turkey opened up a bit of that wall they built so they can get inside Rojava — https://t.co/0TIf15lPkpVe Fırat doğusunda ilk TR-ABD kara devriyesi bugün icra edildi. Hala havada pek çok soru, belirsizlik ve güven buna… https://t.co/J4DFbGve1q
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusSix Turkish armored vehicles plus four US vehicles are now inside the SDF (largely Kurdish) controlled party of Syr… https://t.co/7Gtm07rm03Great to meet @macergifford and gave him a signed copy You can buy the book here https://t.co/d2Ybfats8ohttps://t.co/cysRTCXLf5
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9/8
2019
Regardless, more European involvement then hopefully more legitimacy for Rojava government and more pushback agains… https://t.co/srj25el2GrGood for SDF, bad for Erdogan https://t.co/blUgkAXMuTAnd which one will he choose? https://t.co/z5003Hgf09
9/6
2019
That close? https://t.co/qDhao2lwXF
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusHis imprisonments is the crime — @FreeOsmanKavala https://t.co/7HDt0N7yujAnd I suppose he wants to create just a huge refugee camp there too? https://t.co/9hxeQ88h86
9/5
2019
Definitely worth attending for those in London ⁦@vvanwilgenburg⁩ talking about his book The Kurds of Northern Syri… https://t.co/5GtUQBw1imPYD joint chairman, Salih Muslim: "Turkish soldier will not enter the Safe-mechanism that were agreed between Washi… https://t.co/v7VBKXTNUZ
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @Turkish_agenda This week?after losing so many lives fighting (or having the Kurd led SDF fight) to defeat ISIS in Syria, international commu… https://t.co/YurPrtS26M
9/4
2019
Second event in London for those who can't make it the first day. Dalston Kurdish Community Centre on Friday, 6 Se… https://t.co/t2ck95IkT9
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusFor anyone in London. My first book launch in UK: The Kurds of Northern Syria: Governance, Diversity and Conflicts… https://t.co/EN7QZZHGRt
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9/3
2019
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Retweeted by Aliza MarcusThe US-led coalition fighting ISIS continues to tout the Syrian Democratic Forces, calling them "an adaptable and r… https://t.co/t2Pp5BpBrN
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusHow do they square this with agreeing with Turkey that a border area cleared of YPG is necessary? https://t.co/3GSnrt4SwqSDF commandos never rest in the #DefeatDaesh mission. The SDF, an adaptable and reliable partner with #SOJTF are th… https://t.co/DiJyPeftGK
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9/2
2019
Niye şimdiye kadar bir şey söylemedi? https://t.co/we6pRYtfGAI kind of think giving ousted Kurdish mayors a picture of Ataturk, who founded the state & set in place repression… https://t.co/OxFokzxmRr
9/1
2019
It’s highly unusual for Turkish security forced to declare a city center as a ‘special zone’ — very concerning what… https://t.co/eFtHAZoLN0
8/30
2019
From Erdoğan's press conference last night. I think it is safe to assume judging from the president's comments that… https://t.co/dkvRIRbrdP
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusOsman Kavala 667 gündür tutuklu https://t.co/vefasATeXw https://t.co/aIaWfG7oeT
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus1) So proudly I posted a pic that was presented and captured by two awesome/brave #Kurdish ladies on my personal… https://t.co/EYmXvn1E4b
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8/29
2019
@AlizaMarcus @_____mjb Here's another example from this genre of #ISIS women feigning innocence. In this case, Ger… https://t.co/bXWzE0bYWt
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @_____mjb Exactly. Plus this idea that any woman who went to Syria must have been a helpless victim — I haven’t rea… https://t.co/PZeircBT4M
8/28
2019
@AydnSelcen Only in an imaginary article! @AydnSelcen Oh! I did. Sounded actually reasonable! @AydnSelcen Isn’t there a road there in some parts?Does this mean turkey takes down the wall too? https://t.co/SoT7X9p2S3
8/27
2019
just because Turkey calls it a "safe zone" I don't think everyone else should too... it's just a euphemism for .. T… https://t.co/a3ygVA3FRBEight #HDP members of the municipal councils of the districts Tuşba, Edremit & Çaldıran in province #Wan have been… https://t.co/vA7H8nbLPJ
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8/26
2019
Antidemokratik ve hukuk dışı kayyım darbesinin karşısında olduğumuzu göstermek için seçilmiş Mardin Büyükşehir Bele… https://t.co/TTZDXNqnQj
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusUpdate from SDF on what has been agreed (to date) with Coalitoon on Turkish military movements and border zone (I c… https://t.co/QAdkRBicf7 @NicholasDanfort aha. I understand. yes Turkish officials may be spinning this -- maybe it's been spun so many time… https://t.co/jvXCbThydZyou may not like the message but @SelcanHacaoglu is a good reporter. ethnicity has nothing to do with it. https://t.co/Ut7aZVwNQ8pretty much all of it. yes, I agree anonymous sources aren't best, but I generally trust Bloomberg's reporting (ok,… https://t.co/PoOR91llHsjust to add on this Bloomberg report of the US-Turkey deal in Kurd-held Syria: if the remains of ENKS think this is… https://t.co/reFrZUOy3rIf this Bloomberg report on what Turkey got from the US as concerns YPG held northeast Syria is true then really, T… https://t.co/Ax2GqwnW07So is this all being done in exchange for Turkey not sending soldiers across the border? https://t.co/vFMBFfdVK5Ayhan Bilgen, the co-mayor of Kars from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, announced that he had been summoned… https://t.co/Z9D5z44PuW
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8/25
2019
📯 Heras: “Turkey is a middle-ranking country in the world, which is facing some long term economic and political ch… https://t.co/jaJJPgSOcA
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8/23
2019
@ararat_ahmet @StoicViper Actually many people would be happy just reading about his political experiencesKilicdaroglu back to his normal self — alas — now says that it’s not right for people to demonstrate to protest AK… https://t.co/7qE7FkMYvbSurely he means the Kurdish led administration in Rojava is holding them .... https://t.co/UT9c7yQjecAhmet Turk is an old school politician who tried to do good for the people who elected him. He and other HDP mayors… https://t.co/L9pblaj3Il
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusIn Bodrum of Mugla province 11 HDP members were detained while trying to read a press statement about dismissal of… https://t.co/ForhXpni1e
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusSometimes seems surprising that PKK is still active in the southeast despite the tight government control https://t.co/GmmFIJO72lI just wish Ahmet Turk would write his autobiography — Ahmet Turk otobiyografi yazarsa... ne kadar iyi olacak https://t.co/BufwlybuM8
8/22
2019
Diyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediye Eşbaşkanı Selçuk Mızraklı konuşuyor. YAYALIM https://t.co/rz5I2mk0TA
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus @flintsparc Very trueThat assumes Russia wants them. As afrin showed, when Russia allowed Turkish forces to bomb etc, the Syrian Kurds c… https://t.co/EwzEcBxyHI @flintsparc Thanks. Nice to see him uncharacteristically bold — no doubt he’s also worried about the same happening to chp mayorsJust catching up — has kilicdaroglu made a statement on removal of mayors?.@hrw: "The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities… https://t.co/79OipWrpeu
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusHasan Cemal calls for some action — joint political action or condemnation — after AKP removes another round of Kur… https://t.co/TAUjXDm0d2
8/21
2019
DEMOKRASİ GÖREVİ! HDP Eş Genel Başkanı Temelli haklı. Darbe sadece Diyarbakır, Mardin ve Van'a değil, İstanbul, Ank… https://t.co/OyYhPUdsWJ
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusI've been working 7 days a week on Popular Front almost singlehandedly for over a year now. We've done loads, but w… https://t.co/09NNQ7pMOp
Retweeted by Aliza Marcus#OsmanKavala 657 gündür TUTUKLU! #OsmanKavalayaÖzgürlük https://t.co/4IdbUh1Xsz
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8/20
2019
Our Municipal Co-chairs, who were elected with 63% of the vote in Diyarbakır, 56% of the vote in Mardin and 53% of… https://t.co/sI27WSFqKH
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusYes another reminder that any Turkish plans in (mainly) Kurd controlled Rojava likely aren’t in Kurd interests — T… https://t.co/wexCfGbUt6Following to the suspension of three HDP mayors in southeast #Turkey today, @hisyarozsoy told me "These actions ren… https://t.co/OFuN4FUF8A
Retweeted by Aliza MarcusGood point https://t.co/M2wc4MTbvtActually you should start around 1989, when after attending a Kurd conference in Paris he and & other SHP Kurd MPs… https://t.co/IQGq3YOJmqDoes seem as if Ankara wants to reinforce that message... https://t.co/fl3UG8rTvUFotoHaber - İçişleri Bakanlığı, yerel seçimlerde yeterli performans gösteremeyen Osman Öcalan'ın yerine de kayyum a… https://t.co/U3zGQnAAA0
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8/19
2019

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