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#Thread #OTD Sultan Abdülhamid Khan II was born, The reformist "founder of Modern Turkey" Sultan ruled & kept ailing #OttomanEmpire strong fr 33 yrs. One f the Global Icons of Muslim Ummah in Modern era, seen as one of the Caliphs who tried to return Caliphate to Islamic roots.
Among the #Ottoman sultans, #Abdülhamid used the title of #caliph the most. He encouraged Islamic Identity, telling Muslims living under European powers to unite into one polity. He attempted to expand Islam by sending religious teachers as far away as South Africa and Japan. Image
Sultan emphasized the Empire's "Islamic" character, reasserted his status as the Caliph, and called for #MuslimUnity behind the Caliphate. He succeeded briefly in reasserting Islamic power. This threatened several European Colonial Powers Like Austria, Russia, France, & Britain. Image
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On this day in 1913, the Treaty of Bucharest was signed by delegates of #Bulgaria, #Romania, #Serbia, #Montenegro, and #Greece, ending the Second Balkan War. This conflict was another example of Balkan instability due to unsolved border disputes and Great Power politics. Image
After centuries of presence of the #OttomanEmpire in the Balkans, it began to weaken in 19th century. The Balkan nations were also aware of this. In 1912 four Balkan kingdoms - Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro - created the Balkan League to liberate its territories. Image
Soon after, the Ottomans began to mobilize their army. This was also done by the Balkan kingdoms. The great powers have warned that they don’t support border changes in the Balkans. However, Montenegro was first to attack in October 1912, which started the First Balkan War. Image
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The previously mentioned Mikhail Podolyak was quick to use the #Bucha "massacre" to ask for more weapons
It's worth noting that the Rus Army left the town on Mar 30,,,,4 days ago but footage appeared only today
#UAV footage of a strike on a Ukr target during the battle for #Izum at the end of March
#LPR Artillery....some awards given to distinguished crews
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It is remarkable that some 120 years ago, the population of #Istanbul was only 43 percent #Muslim — the majority being #Christian or #Jewish.

Today, Istanbul is probably 99 percent Muslim (or post-Muslim.)

What caused this homogenization wasn't #Islam but #nationalism.
Also notable is that in this big chart of European cities, the largest #Jewish percentage ("Israeliten") is found in the Ottoman city of #Thessaloniki.

For the Ottoman Empire was really one of the best homes that Jews ever had in the pre-modern era. Image
Let me also add that the #nationalism that destroyed Ottoman pluralism was heavily infused with religion: "Muslim vs. Christians."

This is for Turks. But the opposite is also true for Serbian, Greek & Bulgarian nationalisms, which also launched genocides, "population transfers."
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#Greece #Thessaloniki #Coronavirus

According to a study published on Tuesday, after ongoing monitoring of waste water in major Greek cities as a way to predict an increase in Covid-19, it now appears that the virus trajectory is still steep in Thessaloniki.
Raw sewage testing in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, has shown that the northern port city is not close to flattening the coronavirus transmission curve, following a steep increase in infections over the past few weeks.
The latest research , published by the Aristotle University of the city and the EYATH water and sewerage utility, both of which measured the prevalence of the novel coronavirus with routine testing,
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#Greece: There is no bosses in this worker-run/self-managed factory that produces eco-friendly soaps & detergents in #Thessaloniki.

@SE_VIO_ME is the Alpha & Omega of anarcho-syndicalism.” - Vasillis

The factory has turned into a community staple.…
Unicorn Riot brings you inside the worker-run #VioMe facility with a three part video series.

For the first part, we were brought on a tour of the occupied factory by Nicole, a worker in the cooperative.
A Tour of @SE_VIO_ME, the Occupied Worker-Run Factory in Greece 📺
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image:…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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Ready for a travel-Thread from yesterday? On my #trainWeddingtrip another #nighttrain was needed: №1335 "Hellas" from #Belgrade🇷🇸 to #Gevgelija🇲🇰 (+ #Thessaloniki🇬🇷 by bus). It's a train w/ a long history but it's today's existence is only a poor copy of former glory!
1st difficulty: One has to get to #Belgrade🇷🇸 Topčider train station by tram. Sadly no trains leave the beautiful main train station anymore. Tram-infos are rather hard to find, but buying tickets is easy, just hold your 💳 to one of these ticket-cancellers 👍! #trainWeddingtrip
There is not much around #Belgrade🇷🇸 Topčider, mainly a big park. From there, 4 international trains are leaving & arriving the city (2x #Bar🇲🇪, 1x #Sofia🇧🇬 & 1x #Gevgelija🇲🇰). Next to this building there is a ticket-office AND a GREAT😍 railway station pub🍺🍔! #trainWeddingtrip
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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