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Thread: 30 June 2022: Day 127 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#New_Zealand under Jacinda Ardern has not covered itself in glory over #Ukraine. The culmination of a lot of long-running trends.
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Nearly 100 Targets in Putin’s War Machine, Prohibits Russian Gold Imports home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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Thread: 28 June 2022: Day 125 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
A #Russian drilling rig in the Black Sea struck by #Ukraine on 21 June is still on fire
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Ukraine continuing to "consolidate" on the high ground over Lyschansak after falling back from Severodonetsk and disrupting #Russia's command/control with "strikes deep behind" the lines. Moscow expending a lot of strategic missiles for minimal returns. Image
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#Nato-kysymyksestä käytävät virkamiestason keskustelut Suomen, Ruotsin ja Turkin välillä jatkuvat näemmä tänään Brysselissä Naton sihteeristön isännöiminä. Kirjoitin aiheesta Suomen Kuvalehdelle, tarkoituksena avata erityisesti Turkin katsantokantaa 👇🧵
suomenkuvalehti.fi/ulkomaat/yhdys…
Kirjoitan, että taustalla kummittelee Turkin ja Yhdysvaltojen välinen kiista, joka sai alkunsa 2014/2015. Barack Obaman hallinto etsi tuolloin syyrialaista kumppania sotimaan äärijärjestö #ISIS:iä vastaan. Jihadistit olivat keväällä 2014 ottaneet yllättäen haltuunsa Britannian...
kokoisen maa-alueen Syyriasta ja Irakista.
ISIS:in vastaisen rintaman, Syyrian demokraattisten joukkojen (SDF) perustamisesta tiedotettiin lokakuussa 2015. USA:n armeija tuki SDF:ää taistelussa jihadisteja vastaan ensin mm. ilmaiskuin ja myöhemmin aseistamalla joukkoja suoraan.
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Thread: 18 June 2022: Day 115 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update:

- #Russia has renewed its offensive around Izyum to try to encircle Severodonetsk

- Russian declared "humanitarian corridors" are likely to "manipulate the battlespace" as seen in Syria, and civilians trapped in Severodonetsk see them this way.
Interesting thread. The public messaging of #Russia and #China has become more overtly hostile to the #US-led world order; no reason to think the leaderships are not being honest about their views. Notable both see the collapse of the USSR as key.
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1) This beautiful drawing of Salih Nasir Naso, a twelve-year-old #Yazidi boy murdered by #Turkey in #Sinjar on Wednesday, was done by @HishamHaji2:
2) The girl in the drawing is Salih’s sister, seen in a video captured moments after the bombings, screaming for help on the street, and saying "my brother is in there." At the end of the video she walks past a business named after Nadia Murad.
3) The U.S. is comfortable with Turkey murdering Yazidi children in the name of its “security.” Turkish bombings of Shingal are now in their sixth year. If the U.S. had a problem with it, it would have taken action by now.
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Thread: 16 June 2022: Day 113 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Every bloody time. This one with the Harpoons is among the worst since the breaking of #Russia's naval blockade is an immediate problem for us all, not just #Ukraine. Really not sure we have the time for this roundabout method.
Let's hope this is right with the HIMARS. Should have been done a while ago, but ...
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Thread: 8 June 2022: Day 105 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia's Chief Rabbi has fled the country because the government tried to force him to support the eradication of #Ukraine. The Russian "denazification operation" has devastated Jewish communities in Ukraine and is now de-Jewing Russia, too.
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Thread: 1 June 2022: Day 98 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Kalush Orchestra, the rap-folk band that won Eurovision for #Ukraine, has sold the Eurovision trophy at auction for $900,000 in order to buy drones (the PD-2 unmanned aerial system) for the country's war effort against the #Russian invaders. nypost.com/2022/05/30/eur…
Vladimir Shamanov on the "superiority" of #Russia's army; intentions with Poland, Baltics, Romania; taking 5 to 10 years to fully demilitarized and denazify #Ukraine, leveling the country if need be and trying its officials and journalists at a "Nuremberg"
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Thread: 30 May 2022: Day 96 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Great piece on the #KGB's reconstitution in #Russia in all-but name since the end of the Cold War, and the way this paradigm of a "counterintelligence state" undid #Putin in #Ukraine against Western intelligence systems that have absorbed new techniques. rusi.org/explore-our-re…
Offsetting the hysteria since 2016 about #Russia's government and watching the obvious failures in #Ukraine has led to some bias for the incompetence explanation over malevolence. But the malevolence really is there, much of it aimed at Russians.
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An article published in @hsfi with entitled "Sweden was the first western country to list the #PKK as a terrorist" and explains the reasons behind listing PKK, but without mentioning that the information was false and the truth behind it has been revealed long time ago.
Unfortunately, most journalists and analysts make the same "mistake" when writing about #Kurds and misinform their readers. Because the western media, when talks about Kurdish issues, use the Turkish state media as their source.
One of the false facts they mostly use is the Pinarcik case. @hsfi analyst says "The Pinarcik massacre is one of many #PKK attacks that the Australian Parliament lists as the reason why the PKK has been put on the country's list of terrorist organizations."
BUT...
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#Finland @NATO membership-"#Turkey's objection...we are still in the assessment phase, trying to figure out how serious the demands & objections are" @FINambUS Mikko Hautala tells @BrookingsInst

"We intend to discuss w/the Turks...This process is going on right now"
"This is a discussion we are having w/the Turkish gvt right now" per @SWEambUSA Karin Olofsdotter tells @BrookingsInst re: #Tukrey's objection to @NATO membership

"#Sweden of course is a very strong ally in all issues that deals w/terrorism & anti-terrorism" she adds
"The #EuropeanUnion has had #PKK on its terrorist list since 2002, so we have always been there for that" per @SWEambUSA

"We have been operating w/some of these organizations in #Syria, as the #UnitedStates has done, as many other Europeans have done"
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[Tråd]: Diskussionen om Sveriges hållning gentemot #Turkiet är nu på agendan. Och det kan behövas. Turkiets närmsta allierade, #Azerbajdzjan, är kända för att köpa sig goodwill genom s.k. "kaviardiplomati".
Spåren av detta leder även till #Sverige:
#intpol
svtplay.se/dokument-utifr…
Först och främst: Hur nära är relationen mellan #Azerbajdzjan och #Turkiet?
Svaret är väldigt nära. Under kriget mellan #Armenien och Azerbajdzjan användes sloganen "ett folk, två länder" och Turkiet tog total ställning för angriparen Azerbajdzjan.
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sverigesradio.se/artikel/7567689
"– Det känns som att det är Turkiet som är i krig. Turkiet är inget tredje land utan är enligt retoriken i krig mot Armenien", sa den turkisk-armeniske journalisten Rober Koptas.

Turkiet försåg även Azerbajdzjan med vapen och hade så gjort under många år.
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Michael M Gunter, generalsekreterare för EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) förklarar varför fasthållandet vid klassningen av #PKK som terrororganisation både är rent definitionsmässigt felaktigt, men också kontraproduktivt för alla berörda parter.
#intpol
ahvalnews.com/turkey-pkk/enc…
Terrorklassningen av #PKK är enbart eftergiftspolitik mot #Erdogan och de krafter i turkisk politik som tror att kurdernas rättmätiga kamp för likhet inför lagen och självstyre kan krossas med våld.
Därför är terrorklassningen det största hindret för en meningsfull fredsprocess.
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[Thread] about the organization of sinister reputation known as #PKK. Image
The #PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) as well as its sister organizations TAK (Kurdistan Freedom Falcons) and HPG improperly called "Kurdish" are terrorist organizations recognized as such by Turkey, the EU [archive.vn/20120722224908…], the USA [state.gov/foreign-terror…], __>
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Thread: 14 May 2022: Day 80 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
It might not be completely finished yet—#Russia still has positions in the area—but as of 13 May #Ukraine has clearly defeated the Russians around #Kharkiv, and the complete eviction of Russian troops retreating toward the border is only a matter of time.
Reports that #Israel will send Blue Spear anti-ship missiles to #Ukraine (via Estonia)
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1) Two+ weeks of violence in #Shingal—following the Iraqi army mobilizing to force-implement the Sinjar Agreement—recently ended. Time for a THREAD on the reasons why the #Sinjar Agreement was unworkable from its inception, and why its implementation will harm the #Yazidi people.
2) Recap—In the past month: Masrour visited Erdogan; Turkey then subsequently launched a new anti-PKK campaign in Iraq ; Kadhimi simultaneously ordered the Iraqi army to mobilize against the #YBŞ, which produced two weeks of hostilities; thousands of #Yazidis were displaced; >
3) Iraq imprisoned two foreign journalists visiting Sinjar; Iran-aligned militias shelled the Turkish military base near Ba‘shiqa & Erbil-based oil installations; Kadhimi appointed Nineveh’s governor as acting head of Sinjar District and then reversed the appointment.
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Türkiye'nin '#gizlianayasası' Batı'yı büyük bir tehdit olarak tanımlamış olabilir..
Türkiye'nin üst düzey iç güvenlik şefi, #KırmızıKitap veya #Türkiye'nin “gizli anayasası” olarak adlandırılan oldukça gizli bir politika belgesinde, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri de dahil olmak üzere Batı'nın büyük bir ulusal güvenlik tehdidi olarak adlandırıldığını ima etti.
İçişleri Bakanı Süleyman Soylu, 23 Mart 2022'de İslamcı yayın kuruluşu TVNet'e verdiği röportajda , "Milli Güvenlik Politika Belgesi" (MGSB) resmi adı olan Kırmızı Kitap'ın, temel değerler olarak nitelendirdiği değerlere göre yeniden yazıldığını söyledi.
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On Monday (18/04/2022) #Turkey 🇹🇷 launched #OperationClawLock in North Iraq 🇮🇶 (KRG/KRI) against #PKK facilities.

What’s the context behind this military activity?

▶️ Terror, energy & geopolitics ◀️

Below👇⬇️

[10-point thread🧵] . . .
1️⃣ KRG @masrour_barzani met @RTErdogan this weekend to discuss 🇹🇷’s military operation and gas exportation (🇮🇶>🇹🇷&🇪🇺)

Yesterday Barzani visited London. He seeks purchasing guarantees, investment & reassurances against Iran 🇮🇷/PKK, as both are against the exportation of Iraq gas.
2️⃣ The 🇹🇷 operation aims to eliminate PKK strongholds, incl. training camps and ammunition/storage facilities in Zap, Avasin, Metina & Basyan. KRG Peshmerga support it and 🇹🇷 uses drones, land-to-air and limited ground troops. For the moment, it’s not engaging Sinjar nor Kandil.
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Thread: 15 April 2022: Day 51 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
A protest outside #Russia's Embassy in #Estonia, clearly directed against the Russian army's use of rape as a weapon of war in #Ukraine.
#Putin's propaganda has domestically done its work: there is a mass-rejection of claims about Russian war crimes, the "Z" and "V" symbols and a stay-the-course attitude have been embraced by enough people, and neither casualties nor economic pain dissuade.
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Iran via #Iraq deployed many dozens Warcraft( stuff to us in war like missiles launchers rocket+drone & jets to #DeirEzzor #Homs after the #Russians reduced it’s troops here & at same times dozens of loyal #Resistance from #عراق joins #IRGC here & #Russia wants to keep pressure
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Russia wants to keep it’s pressures on zionizt fake state to not be involved in Ukraine!!

That’s the best option to masterpiece minds #Putin!

Tsw #Russian out of #Homs #DeirEzzor & if isrhell airstrikes #IRGC than #Iran ll answer

Why Iran not wish to finish #Idlib? Continues
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Coz #Sultan_Erdogan ll be happy if #IRGC & #SAA #Hezbollah #AAH #Nujuba #Fatemiyoun getting to have clashes w #ypg #pkk servants of zionizt + #uk #usa but #Turkey not wish see it’s #al_qaeda /#hts #isis getting to be injured😂

Also Iran #Syria wants to face🇺🇸 in #Hadskah! CNTU
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#Putin's invasion of #Ukraine has thrown a spanner into the #Russia-#Turkey relationship.

That offers the U.S. (& NATO) an opportunity to explore avenues for improving ties with #Ankara -- far from straightforward, but it's an opening.

For #Syria policy, this could be vital.
War in #Ukraine will have extremely negative impact on the humanitarian situation in #Syria -- and #Russia is now more likely than ever to veto cross-border aid access in July.

Any alternative plans will be dead in the water, without #Turkey playing a central role. We need that.
The #Biden admin appears to already be preparing for a possible severing of X-border aid access -- in part by seeking to provide a full sanctions waiver to NE & NW #Syria.

But we'll also need a massive #Turkey-based aid effort to fill [some of] the gap resulting from a UN veto.
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine foreignpolicy.com/2022/02/22/bid…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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Finché Abdullah Öcalan resterà in prigione nessuna persona al mondo può considerarsi libera. Nemmeno tu.

LIBERTA’ PER #ÖCALAN!
freeapo.org

Oggi #12Febbraio in piazza:
#Roma 14:30 Pza Esquilino
#Milano 14:00 Lgo Cairoli

#TwitterKurds #FREEAPO #Kurdistan
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Visita il sito freeapo.org

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👆video completo su archive.org

#TwitterKurds #Kurdistan #Öcalan
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#Roma

Il concentramento a piazza Esquilino comincia ad affollarsi.

La manifestazione per la liberazione di #Öcalan e la rimozione del #PKK dalla lista delle organizzazioni terroristiche su muoverà fra poco.

#TwitterKurds #FREEAPO #Kurdistan #freeÖcalan #FreePKK #RiseUp4Rojava
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