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Turkey remains determined to keep Russian missiles https://t.co/aJ0fc0jR09 via @AlMonitor
11/19
2019
In a departure from his recent promises about repatriating millions of Syrians, Erdoğan has said that they cannot s… https://t.co/46yTizQ8rW
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkOFFICIAL LAUNCH: Intl. #PressFreedom groups launch new report on advocacy mission to #Turkey. "Turkey's Journalis… https://t.co/pwzEhjmE3I
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk1/ New @CrisisGroup report calls on Western countries to repatriate as many of their citizens as possible from… https://t.co/I40bRDTELc
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkOn my reading list this week: I've been waiting for a serious appraisal of #Turkey's planned judicial reform. Thi… https://t.co/VmtDXpPGDR
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk“Most interest in the project is shown by Benelux countries”. Curious to know which Dutch companies would want to p… https://t.co/nGTswqhXDP
11/18
2019
Erdoğan’s Turkey embodies Trump’s idea of foreign policy https://t.co/cOS30UgH0K | ▪ Ahval News
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkDespite 'wonderful' meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts. More here: https://t.co/sFLZY321VN https://t.co/VHtjgi8BHI
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkAll smiles at the Erdoğan-Trump press conference last night, but no sign that progress was made on key issues — inc… https://t.co/5Xlxcwdh9O
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11/14
2019
General impression: #Trump is putting a happy face on a lack of resolution on outstanding issues. #Erdogan offe… https://t.co/HRwgGoOXbq
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11/13
2019
No secret U.S.-#Turkey ties are severely damaged, if not broken. The only thing that’s keeping it from total collap… https://t.co/MWLxbzbuaH
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#Breaking A prosecutor has objected to #AhmetAltan's release and a new arrest warrant is out for him. The exact thi… https://t.co/VaBrKchQwX
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring effectively divides northern #Syria into five sectors - @Metin4020 https://t.co/OzyIrmVyLD
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11/12
2019
Trump, in a letter to Erdogan last week, offered a way out in S-400 crisis US won’t sanction Turkey if: • Turkey… https://t.co/o8kOSBViyh
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkGreen politician @BelitOnay will become mayor of Hannover, a city of 550,000. He is the first ever German mayor of… https://t.co/kq5wFyQsX9
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11/11
2019
Various forces are conducting patrols in proximity to one another in Northeast Syria as a result of recent deals an… https://t.co/WdY2r0qtEG
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11/8
2019
EU will not provide financial aid for Turkey’s #Syria safe zone, says official "The return of the Syrian refugees… https://t.co/7LbwKu5IZv
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11/7
2019
Turkish court releases prominent journalists Altan, Ilıcak https://t.co/gZZhFCTSSp
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#Turkey releases journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak from prison after more than 3 years in jail. They are se… https://t.co/7ThDjjlBlw
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11/5
2019
15 elected HDP mayors have been replaced with state-appointed trustees since the local elections on March 31, here… https://t.co/atORoKJPr4
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11/4
2019
Turkish philanthropist Kavala describes his two years in jail in letter https://t.co/U7owEZJa6Y #OsmanKavala #Turkish #Turkey
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11/1
2019
#New As #Syria constitution talks kick off, is Kurdish administration 'finished'? ⁦Read our interview with ⁦… https://t.co/R9iu1izv1e
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10/31
2019
@enabbaladi @amberinzaman Interesting on the Adana Agreement, by @fehimtastekin. https://t.co/QdNJLP9ITS
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkWhat have Russia and Turkey actually agreed to? From the 10 points of their official deal, several conclusions stan… https://t.co/j48Mdhkq4u
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkHow does #Iran see the #Russia-#Turkey deal on northeastern #Syria https://t.co/hCmeus0y7h @HamidRezaAz
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10/29
2019
This is an excellent thread https://t.co/Iy2p3XBuBt
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10/27
2019
If ⁦@DailySabah⁩ report is true it shows #Russia is wasting no time to pocket the benefits of its concessions to… https://t.co/gnZ3BZM0aO
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkDecrypting the Sochi memorandum -Fehim Taştekin writes @fehimtastekin #journalismunchained https://t.co/cSrlBXeTFz https://t.co/bItEmwTzcc
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10/25
2019
Meaning of #Russia #Turkey accord: §1: Turkey will ultimately leave #Syria. §3: Turkey remains for the moment in th… https://t.co/ZoLRSkCIIn
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkErdogan got half of what he wanted from Putin today. He secured a 30 km deep zone that is off limits to the YPG- B… https://t.co/KVn3IpfMzI
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkAre you confused about all of these locations, towns, patrols and deals? No worries, @suriyegundemiEN has prepare… https://t.co/a6HZJkExlf
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkRussia helps Turkey-US deal, takes control in Syria https://t.co/xo3A15K6C2
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkProposal by #Germany’s Defense Minister @akk is in theory the only viable long-term solution to stabilize the borde… https://t.co/fMeqTCZaGF
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10/22
2019
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10/21
2019
So basically this seems to be where N/E Syria is headed on the current trajectory. Blue bits will be like Manbij bu… https://t.co/mfQJof1uWs
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10/20
2019
JUST IN:My take @AlMonitor on why #Russia isn't bothered by #US-#Turkey agreement on #Syria "The takeaway most RUS… https://t.co/dMjzrI2VW7
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkJeffrey: “Essentially, we have a pause in the Turkish operations for five days as the SDF WITHDRAWS FROM THOSE AREA… https://t.co/JdlVuWiFh1A reminder for those who claim the Turkey-US deal is a big victory for Ankara. Read this statement by Special Repre… https://t.co/JKY4tYIOKNThis was very edifying. The 5 day “halt-and-pause” agreement only concerns the territory that TSK has already captu… https://t.co/VtYiUHnk3G
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10/18
2019
Funny part is that whatever Turkey and the US agreed upon Erdogan will now need to sell it to Putin on October 22.… https://t.co/lYK9SZiNwM
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThis deal doesn’t address what happens to Kobani and Manbij: Turkey envisions these areas as part of its buffer zon… https://t.co/sPKAe3o3lm
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkAh ha: so they’ll “pause” operations too, but no clarity on whether or not they’ll withdraw the 20m Turkey wants th… https://t.co/wx7RYaEJ09
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk @SalehMaslem SDF commander Mazloum Abdi: the agreement between US & TR concerns area between Ras al-Ayn & Tel-Abyad… https://t.co/rol5V834ba
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkI just realized something. The ceasefire will last 120 hours = 5 days. Erdogan will be meeting Putin in Sochi on… https://t.co/ybpvO93bQl
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkVP Pence said there would be no concession on the prosecution of Turkish state-run Halkbank over breaking sanctions… https://t.co/16VryJ7tD5
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkSo we get an agreement that the US can say is a ceasefire, Turkey can say isn't a ceasefire, and that doesn't matte… https://t.co/vgu4ybKENE
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk“We welcome the ceasefire, but we will defend ourselves when attacked,” #Syria #Kurd leader and #PYD co-chair Salih… https://t.co/Bd7rHFEYdh
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThis is an interim agreement on the central segment of the entire stretch between the #Euphrates & the #Tigris. Els… https://t.co/BDLNPVtvhw
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkQuestions still to be answered on ceasefire annoucement: 1/Pence said YPG are already pulling back in prep for st… https://t.co/xZw3Ma1Eo8
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkDe uitzending met @joostlagendijk over Turkije en de Koerden, @pietercleppe over de Brexitdeal, @jessepinster over… https://t.co/FxSy0MQDh7
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkOm 15.00 in De Wereld: @VP komt langs bij president Erdogan, om hem ertoe bewegen te stoppen met zijn inval in Syri… https://t.co/kxJD3DPmAQ
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk3/3 ..and within #Turkey, the main damage is for the economy. #US & #EU investors & bankers are now thinking twice… https://t.co/unclVDZiG6
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk2/3 ..but great damage for the West: jihadists let loose, humanitarian suffering, #Russia & #Assad gains, #Assad -… https://t.co/fz4iea6lFY
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk1/3 #Trump letter or not, #EU & #US sanctions or not, #Turkey’s campaign in #Syria has now run out of steam:… https://t.co/1WzJK8RGYe
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkA thread on sanctions Turkey is currently facing. The initial reactions to Trump's executive order was that it was… https://t.co/xV0xkUL04u
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkNEW: My take @AlMonitor on the making of #Russia's position vis-a-vis #Turkey in #Syria as well as upcoming #Putinhttps://t.co/qdY2c6KCrk
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkShould read on the current state of affairs: Turkey’s military operation turning into a diplomatic war… https://t.co/C0VFm4mRBP#Trump asks his top officials to help a Turkish bank avoid trial, after a phone call with President #Erdogan. https://t.co/kYHq41Dz2E
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkMy take for @NBCNews regarding Trump’s just leaked letter to Erdogan https://t.co/mYA74JIe3H
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10/17
2019
Russian envoy Lavrentyev says Erdoğan promised to withdraw troops after operation [Ahval] https://t.co/S4xVDTP9g8
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkFolks, I've argued that #Trump's "sanctions" on #Turkey were minor and meant to circumvent Congressional fury. Som… https://t.co/8zK4oTNsAK
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10/16
2019
All the latest news from Syria as Assad takes over key Syrian border town from U.S.-led coalition here… https://t.co/xvhDvN6nF6
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow says it won't allow #Turkish, #Syrian government forces to clash, underscoring de facto power broker role in #Syria.
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkEU told N. Macedonia that if it solved a decades old name dispute with Greece, it could begin the process to join t… https://t.co/Zd7CRYAzLV
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkTHIS, and not American threats or EU sanctions, is the real game changer. https://t.co/MtyBe2xepA
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkHard to disagree with this sober analysis of the current US sanctions on Turkey https://t.co/4Y0XWwGPoHVW postpones decision on building car plant in Turkey - huge blow if this does not happen. 300k unit plant - Turkey… https://t.co/Y9qWKJndTK
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#Turkey sanctions ordered by President #Trump is milder than expected and initially has no market impact. However,… https://t.co/IWy9BSlF94
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk2/ Ultimately, the return of the Syrian regime was inevitable But the US should have used its presence to help Kur… https://t.co/KfIlAXWuhB
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkKeep hearing that #France is right to block enlargement talks with #Albania #NorthMacedonia as EU needs to reform.… https://t.co/dVKICvj5HK
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10/15
2019
In consequence of the Turkish offensive in Northern Syria, German automotive company Volkswagen postpones the final… https://t.co/hVnb2xF9UT
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkNo ref to CAATSA sanctions plus nothing targeting Halk Bank. #Turkey got away very lightly
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThis is much about nothing. . steel tariffs. , right? He actually does not want to impose sanctions and is looking… https://t.co/WLPcstsdJg
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkMostly, the document appears to be a very weak defense of the Trump administration's record, along with a vague exp… https://t.co/xmUqEuGIIB
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkPretty minimal. Pulling a trade deal which was miles off anyway. Some minor officials sanctioned. https://t.co/NXnzcDAvMd
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkAs Trump orders Pentagon for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from #Syria, his administration also gets ready to impose… https://t.co/jD8CV9rVDV
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkCongratulations to Gergely #Karácsony for being elected Mayor of Budapest. I am looking forward to working on build… https://t.co/LsA1MvlMVA
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10/14
2019
So the final chapter in Syria is Assad taking over SDF territories with Russian mediation and then slowly forcing Turkey + proxies out?
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkAs deals on Manbij, Raqqa, Kobanî and probably Qamislo indicate, the YPG leadership decided to surrender to the reg… https://t.co/d94KTZHzCi
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkCorrect. Turkey hasn’t had much problem shelling regime forces before, but it doesn’t want and cannot afford open c… https://t.co/vn8ZuMKhCS
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk#Kurds strike deal with Damascus for gov't force entry of north #Syria towns: MP, Kobani defense chief https://t.co/jkPgafRKWO
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk @amnesty Amnesty also condemned the YPG for preventing residents from fleeing, and had earlier criticized them for… https://t.co/SbJFPvcReh
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThe reason people have been concerned about Turkish-backed rebel groups involved in another military op is because… https://t.co/9P5Qf3i9Qh
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkKeep in mind, also, that Turkish-backed rebel groups from Idlib are now rushing to join the fight. If I were a bett… https://t.co/YmpKlYG8nh
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10/13
2019
What did they think was going to happen? These Turkish-backed factions have a long track-record of abuses, not just… https://t.co/rnGk20yHd9
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkTrump can still put the brakes on Turkish offensive but the White House is sending mixed signals, writes @hbarkeyhttps://t.co/Et9ijsEAcN
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThis comes amid unconfirmed rumors that #SDF commander Mazlum Kobane is in Damascus. https://t.co/OByOQdf98j
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10/12
2019
Intel: How Trump is trying to get ahead of Congress on Turkey sanctions - @Brykharris_ALM https://t.co/Fa3rrvskyu
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkThe Trump administration threatened new sanctions against Turkey that officials said could cripple its economy if a… https://t.co/GuLk70c8Cu
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkSunday night: Trump let Turkey invade Thursday: Oppose UNSC condemnations of Turkish invasion Friday: Prepare sanct… https://t.co/RV6KGR9B2T
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkUS support for the YPG was bound to cause serious problems with Turkey. But if Washington had had a clear, realisti… https://t.co/2ihx6qNdhH
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkSecDef Esper and CJCS Milley are briefing the press for the first time since Trump's call with Erdogan Sunday. Es… https://t.co/5B0VpnTX5J
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkShould read by well informed Turkish military analyst: Turkey has multiphase game plan for Syria operation… https://t.co/ayKhRVLAEcSome very valid and important points, as ever by @CrisisGroup in its analysis of Calling a Halt to Turkey’s Offensi… https://t.co/m9SdsSasTy
Retweeted by Joost Lagendijk“Erdoğan gambled on Trump’s isolationism and on Europe’s cowardice. Tragically, his gamble appears to be paying off… https://t.co/OGaL91c9FG
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10/11
2019
Control of territory in Syria and areas hit by air strikes and shelling as the Turkish offensive started against Ku… https://t.co/eNDUJboTRr
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkFour years ago today, ISIS suicide bombers killed 100+ people, mostly Kurdish & leftist activists, who had gathered… https://t.co/O6mS9movjF
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkRisks from Turkey's invasion of Syria: 1. Mass displacement of Kurds. 2. Mistreatment of Kurds who don't flee. 3.… https://t.co/DqgRWv7l3R
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkU.S. bipartisan sanctions target top Turkish leaders including president, ministers; prohibit foreign corp. from su… https://t.co/aNcy880pqW
Retweeted by Joost LagendijkSince October 1, I am working as the correspondent for Dutch BNR Nieuwsradio in Turkey. Busy times these days.
10/10
2019

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