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1. Why did Gulf kingdoms embrace Iran? When the #GulfArab states saw what happened in Iran over one #Kurdish woman who stood up to became the #Mideast version of Rosa Parks, they all panicked. Remember, the US lists as terrorists a group whose ideology seeks #genderequality.
2. That continued listing over an ideology we support is something @POTUS @VP and @SecBlinken need to explain. But in the interim, we are seeing the #Arab word suddenly embracing #Assad, a blood soaked chemical weapon-using, sociopathic dictator. Why?
3. Because he's the one they have tapped to eliminate the #Syrian #Kurds. And all the #misogynists cheer him as their standard bearer. And once the #SDF is gone and the #women once again relegated to second-class rights, they can get back to business
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#Turkiye to resume normalization talks with #Syria this week

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar expressed hope that #Syria would be understanding of its unwavering position regarding the #Kurdish presence on its border…
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said during a press conference on 12 March that Ankara intends to continue down the path of normalization with the Syrian government.…
However, he also expressed hope that #Damascus would “understand” #Turkiye’s concern over the #Kurdish militant presence near its border – a main pretext for the #Turkish occupation in northern #Syria.…
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🧵 As West fetishizes #Kurdish female fighters & oriental women who pick up guns, this interview (from neoliberal & imperialist @openDemocracy albeit) with editor of seemingly & unsurprisingly defunct "Jineoloji Journal" is a must read. West is anti-women.…
Thanks to the raw, brilliant, invaluable @TheGrayzoneNews we know that USA is in Kurdish #Syria for oil. West co-opts and uses pro-women imagery & talking points, only to get a foothold in the region. It then shamelessly supports patriarchal groups to kill pro-women economics. Image
#Kurdish anti-capitalism is completely antithetical to USA's economic & foreign policy. USA uses gender issues to enter a nation, then when in inevitable conflict when facing a fight against it's resource plunder economics, it logically has to fight the most gender equal people. Image
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In Paris, police stopped an intoxicated woman.

They found this in the car. Sophisticated professional spy gear called an IMSI catcher.

Cops suspected a bomb & blew the suitcase up.

Now under 'specialist' investigation.

H/t @Sh0ckFR
2/ Don't drunk drive your tactical signals intelligence gear.

Can anyone identify the powerblocks, amplifier, etc here?

Nice professional looking installation.

Pic: @AmauryBucco
3/ How about a make/model on this?

Pic again by @AmauryBucco.
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🚨 Attaque contre le Centre kurde de Paris

Ce matin le centre Ahmet Kaya de Strasbourg St-Denis, le restaurant Avesta et un coiffeur ont été la cible d’une attaque à l’arme à feu.

2 personnes sont mortes et 4 blessées gravement.

📢 Des rassemblements spontanés sont en train de s’organiser partout et seront publiés ici.

📌 PARIS - RDV immédiat à Strasbourg St-Denis autour du centre kurde. Des départs sont organisés depuis plusieurs villes.

📌 MARSEILLE - RDV immédiat aux Réformés
3 personnes sont décédées suite à l’attaque, alors que le motif politique n’est pas encore établi.

Au centre Ahmet Kaya se tenait ce matin une réunion de préparation de la manifestation du 7 janvier pour demander Vérité et Justice pour Sara, Rojbîn et Ronahî.
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NEW | Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali #Khamenei likely issued an unpublished directive to violently suppress anti-regime protests within the past few days. Read today's update from @criticalthreats and @TheStudyofWar:… (1/5)
#Iranprotests #Mahabad
The #IRGC Ground Forces Hamzeh Seyyed ol Shahada Northwestern operational base announced that it is reinforcing its forces on November 20, suggesting that crackdowns will likely endure and may extend to other cities throughout the region. #iranprotests #Mahabad (2/5)
The #IRGC attacked a series of anti-regime #Kurdish militia positions in #Iraqi #Kurdistan, re-intensifying this campaign as #Turkey simultaneously conducts an expansive airstrike campaign against Kurdish militias in northern #Syria and #Iraq.(3/5)
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🧵on Jews of #Iraq 🇮🇶 العراق

1) The Jews of #Iraq are one of the most ancient communities of the Middle East

Jews arrived in Iraq in 586 BCE, and later drafted the Talmud in the Babylonian cities of Pompedita, Nahrdeah, and Surah (modern day Fallujah ٱلْفَلُّوجَة)
2) Iraq was the home of the prophet Ezekiel

His tomb still stands to this day in the town of Al Kifl الكفل, and is the holiest site for Jews in Iraq

Iraqi Jews had a long-standing tradition spending passover near the tomb, and the site was well protected by Saddam Hussein
3) The prophet Nahum is also buried in #Iraq in the #Kurdish city of Alqosh ألقوش

Iraqi Jews would visit this tomb on the holiday of Shavuot
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reuters story about how #erdogan tamed #turkey's newsrooms. it boggles the mind why #kurdish #media are not even mentioned, despite them playing a big role in getting important stories out. #journalism…
it's an institutionalized story from @reuters. example: if you check which papers don't get state advertising anymore as a financial punishment, you won't stumble upon #kurdish #media because they never got it in the first place - and would refuse it. #journalism
also the piece lacks historical perspective. it only says '... the turkish mainstream #media, once a more lively clash of ideas'. not really. some reporters have covered real stories about the #kurdish issue but the editorial lines always followed the state narrative - willingly.
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Today #Turkey continues to:
* Shell Parakh village in Zakho #Kurdistan where 9 tourists were killed Wed
* Shell Manbij & Tel Rifaat in NE #Syria

@richghazal @D_abdulkader @CliffSmithZBRDZ explain Erdogan's actions must be met with swift consequences. 1/…
"Not only is Turkey driving out Christians & other ethno-religious minorities, but it also seeks to replace them with the roughly 3.6 million Syrian, mostly Arab, refugees currently within Turkish borders... an act of ethnic cleansing and replacement." 2/
"According to Nadine Maenza, former chair of @USCIRF and newly appointed president of @IrfSecretariat, the fate of the region’s minorities is on the line: “If this area falls [to Turkey], there won’t be any #Christians or #Yazidis left.” 3/
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#BREAKING: Unable to attack #Israel in retaliation of the death of two #IRGC Quds Force officers in #Damascus on Monday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps of #Iran just carried-out a combined drone/ballistic missile strike at #US Army base in #Erbil Intl airport in #Iraq!
Total six Fateh-110 ballistic missiles launched from #Iran's #Kermanshah province hit the #USArmy base in #Erbil International Airport in North of #Iraq. Surveillance drones of #IRGC Aerospace Force flew over the base before missiles hit it.
It is unconfirmed but, the pro-#IRGC sources claim that a #USAF's E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft was one of the targets. It is not clear if it is destroyed or not. The moment ballistic missiles hit military section of #Erbil airport.
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1. Here is clip from @POTUS nominee @JeffFlake on the decision to partner with who, at the time, were the #Kurdish #YPG #YPJ to stop the spread of #Daesh (aka #ISIS) in #Syria. This was after disastrous attempt to arm a #jihadist forces who simply gave their weapons to al-Qaeda.
2. I did some searches on Twitter timeline for that period of 2014. America was just waking up to the fact that the #Kurds were our best option to defeat #Daesh. There were risks but the decision has proven to be the correct one. Now under #AANES civilian authority backed by the
3. #SDF that includes Kurds, #Arabs and #Christians, Jeff Flake is a good choice and I applaud @joeBiden's @WhiteHouse and @JakeSullivan46 for thinking outside the box. I sincerely hope @SenatorMenendez
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The mythology of #Newroz

Zuhak was an evil king who conquered #Kurdistan  and had serpents growing from his shoulders. Zuhak's rule lasted for one thousand years; his evil reign caused spring to no longer come to Kurdistan. During this time,
two young men were sacrificed daily and their brains were offered to Zuhak's serpents in order to alleviate his pain. However, the man who was in charge of sacrificing the two young men every day would instead kill only one man a day and mix his brains with those of a
sheep in order to save the other man. As discontent grew against Zuhak's rule, the nobleman Fereydun planned a revolt. The revolt was led by a #Kurdish blacksmith named #Kawa who had lost six sons to Zuhak. The young men who had been saved from the fate of being 👇
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Long Thread on #Turkey|’s 🇹🇷 role in #NagornoKarabakh and what India 🇮🇳 has to learn from this new dimension of asymmetric warfare!
Turkey 🇹🇷 supported #Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 not just diplomatically (supported by diplomats) & logistically (sending mercenary forces as reported by Reuters) but also by selling #BayraktarTb2 drones tilting balance against #Armenia 🇦🇲
The drone in question is #BayraktarTB2, (Tactic Block) a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) manufactured by Turkish company called #BaykarMakina
PC: Dailysabah Image
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Today is the anniversary of the execution of #Sheikh_Abdulsalam_Barzani.
Barzani was executed in Mosul on 14-12-1914 by an Ottoman state decree, after seven years of continuing the revolution in the Barzan region for the sake of Kurdish national and nation rights.
"Sheikh Abdulsalam #Barzani, the owner of the first manifesto of the Kurdish national liberation movement," says French journalist and historian Chris Kochera.
Sheikh Abdulsalam first collected the Kurdish clans in #Duhok in 1907 on a set of demands for the Kurds and sent them to the sultan of the Ottoman state, but the Ottoman state interpreted it in an attempt to secede and attacked the #Barzan region.
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1/15 Long thread on #ArmeniaAgainstTerrorism
Summary of reports and evidences of #jihadist groups currently fighting against #Armenia.
Compiled by Analyst Aram Khachatyan…
2/15 The first reports appeared in mid-July. First it was #Kurdish news Agency Firat @anfenglish, who reported about the corresponding decision of #Turkish authorities on July 18th and about the transportation of 200 #jihadists to #Azerbaijan.
3/15 Later there were some other #Kurdish sources (e.g. Hawar News Agency @enhawarnews) claiming the same. On Sep 22nd, few days prior to war, @LindseySnell, a prominent journalist published a photo supposedly with #Hamza group militants, in a plane arriving to #Baku via #Ankara.
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A member of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) was killed by her brother in the Syrian town of Darbasiyyah, after she refused her male relatives’ demands that she not join the women fighters.…

h/t @rizikaoikonomik
“Violence against women is one of the most common violations of human rights, but most of these violations are not reported because of the absence of penalty,” said Kongra-Star, a confederation of women’s organizations
“We,as women’s movement,call on all the women, civil rights institutions and the civic society institutions to take a rapid initiative to stop these crimes and not to be slow in holding the criminal accountable and applying the heaviest penalty so we can see that justice is done”
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Thread of locations of #American bases in #Syria
The #US Heemo base is located to the West of the city of Al Qamishli near the village of Heemo of #Hasakah province…
The #US Tal Baydar base is located near Tal Baydar town of #Hasakah province. It includes the old airstrip about 900m that is sufficient for landing all types of cargo aircraft and various warplanes…
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1: Who are the Kurds?

They are indigenous people native to their homeland called Kurdistan and have been there for over 3000 years. They are not Persian, Turkish or Arab. They have their own unique language, culture, traditions, lifestyles etc.
2: Kurdish name in history?

#Sumerian(Mat, Mad, Medi, Guti, Kuti, Kur-tu, Kur-du)
#Assyrian (KÛr-ti-i, QÛr-di, QÛrtî)
#Babylonian (Mat Kurda Ki)
#Greek (Korduene)
#Turkish (KÜrt)
#Persian (Kord)
#English (Kurd)
#Arab (Al-Akrad, Al-Kurd)
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1. In the late summer of 2014, I begged the Obama administration to provide cover & JPADS drops to save the few hundred #Kurdish YPG YPJ left surrounded by #Daesh in #Kobane. And he did it. I have reported every day on their courageous battle against Daesh. My YouTube channel
2.every Pentagon briefing from 2016 to #Daesh's surrender. IMO Trump's betrayal was a greater blunder than killing #QassemSoleimani.

We need a place to go. The #SDC and #SDF can administer a save civil society based on self governance and the Golden Rule.
3. Free, secular and Democratic. It may not be too late. But we have to act fast. Ask your members of Congress to support the SDC and SDF and demand Turkey withdraw from North and East Syria. Turkey is booting us. Now Iraq. We need trusted friends. @SenatorRisch @senatemajldr
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Chaos inside #Iraqi Parliament.
#Iraqi Prime Minister attends the extraordinary Parliament session.
Pro #Iranian MPs chanting ”#Baghdad is free, #US should go out”.
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1. #Turkey is affiliated with both #ISIS & Al-#Qaeda. Congress should give @RTErdogan days to begin full withdrawal from all of Northern Syria: Afrin to Sere Kaniye. Barring it Turkey's economy & war making power must be sanctioned. @NATO must be anti-imperialist to survive.
2. Turkey's strategic objectives in the invasion were to free #Daesh, seize oil & gas and Syrian territory. The US, Russian and SAA redeployment prevented them from achieving the first two objectives so they were left with just seizing territory, committing mass murder,
3. pillage and genocide.

Since 2014, I have closely observed the #YPG & #YPJ initially and then watched the formation of the #SDF, a combined #Arab, #Christian & #Kurdish force. #SDF is a liberation force. They do no acts consistent with terrorism and only people who need fear
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There are attempts by #Turkey's propagandists now to either whitewash this or blame this on a lie that "YPG used it as headquarters."

Too bad that this happened two weeks after being seized from YPG UNDAMAGED which another Turkish propaganda video confirms as you can read here:
Those lies are easily busted because they made a silly #propaganda video inside of the church previously which shows no damages at all except of the obvious placement of posters to make an anti-#Kurdish propaganda video.
#Turkey's propaganda is so badly inconsistent, it's self-defeating.
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today, 1937: seyid rıza is taken to court in elazığ, where he would be sentenced to death. he was the leader of the #resistance against the state's genocidal campaign against the alevi kurds of #dersim, 1937 & 1938. he was hanged, and never forgotten. a #hero in kurdish history.
both kurds and turks refer to seyid rıza as leader of an #uprising: kurds because it confirms their narrative of kurdish uprisings, turks because they consider it an excuse for the brutal state action. but it's more accurate to call him a #resistance leader. why?
seyid rıza was well informed about the state's brutal ways of bringing #kurdish regions under central control since halfway 19th century, during ottoman times, and he knew what had happened to #armenians in #anatolia. inaccessible #dersim had not been brought under control - yet.
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1. Will Turkey's #Kurdish and #Christian #Genocide result in the #Christian world demanding the liberation of #Constantinople? Was that Putin's plan all along to get @RTErdogan to give him an ethno-religious pretext to seize the straights? Now that all US public hates Turkey
2. is there any chance under @POTUS @realDonaldTrump the US would commit #American troops' lives to save Turkey now and disrupt Putin's plan? Who could have dreamed up such a devilish plot?
3. When the Crusaders were closing in remember Turkey, it was a #Kurd who defended Al-Quds.
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