Clever Erdogan!

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Clever Erdogan!

syyskuu 6, 2019, 2:27 am

Turkey has announced a plan to return 1 million Syrians to Syria. But Erdogan has an ulterior motive: he wants to settle the refugees-- mostly Arabs, not Kurds-- in the 'safe zone' now controlled by Syrian Kurds. The Kurds would then find it much harder (as Kurds would be the minority in the region) to realize their dreams of a Kurdish autonomous state, or independent country, perhaps joined to other Kurdish areas in Iraq or Turkey.

It's a clever but rather diabolical plan to use Syrian refugees as pawns in Turkey's own war on the Kurds.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 14, 4:30 pm

Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum | 3:10 PM · May 14, 2023:
Staff writer @TheAtlantic . @SAISHopkins , @SNFAgoraJHU . Author of Gulag, Iron Curtain, Red Famine, Twilight of Democracy.

pay attention, wherever you are - because if Erdogan cheats then others will imitate him
(though of course he has by definition already cheated, this is not an even playing field)

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Timur Kuran @timurkuran · 1h
Professor, Duke University. Economic and political development, social change, Islam, Middle East, Turkey.

The Anadolu Agency has stopped updating Turkey’s election returns. And Erdoğan’s party is objecting to results in hundreds of places where it is way behind. These are among the indications that the opposition is doing well—much better perhaps than AA has so far let on.

toukokuu 14, 4:46 pm

Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing | 2:18 PM · May 14, 2023:

“Free speech is always paramount”… but but but… except when Turkey 🇹🇷’s dictator govt asks Elon to censor criticisms and muzzle twitter for them. 🤔

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Edward Ongweso Jr @bigblackjacobin · 4h
🥺👉👈 free speech is when the government tells u what to say
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