Amberin Zaman

Amberin Zaman


Senior (Roving) Correspondent @AlMonitor #MENA Formerly #Turkey Correspondent @TheEconomist 1999-2016 @TheWilsonCenter Policy Fellow 2016-17 RT≠Endorsement???

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If you want to understand why some in Turkish Army back Erdoğan’s foreign adventures read this by the brilliant @nords41 ⁩

“I believe we have entered a new phase in the consolidation of the one-man regime,” said @Nesrinnas  Read more:

Allegations that civilians had been exposed to white phosphorus were backed in at least in one case by Wessling AG, a Lyss, Switzerland-based laboratory. via @AlMonitor 

. @Nesrinnas  “As matters currently stand, remaining in the Turkish Parliament serves only to legitimize the regime the government wants to install.”

"Mr Erdogan muzzles the media, locks up critics and flouts some of the most basic norms of democracy. But as even its critics acknowledge, AK works hard and gets things done," notes @p_zalewski 

"Turkey has ended up with roughly the same testing rate as France and a death rate ten times lower than Britain’s."

"Any country that keeps its factories open during a pandemic had better make sure its health system can cope.Erdogan and his governments have poured tens of billions of dollars into health care, most recently by building a network of hospitals the size of international airports."

US did not get that “From Ankara’s point of view, the YPG’s success in winning international support & building an administration in Syria was part of same strategic challenge as HDP’s success in winning mayoral races in Turkey” writes @NicholasDanfort 

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This Erdogan security detail called me "a pkk whore" For standing in the driveway of @BrookingsInst 

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Shots fired screams heard at Cnn Turk studio terrifying #Turkey 

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A cobra helicopter just fired at the parliament #Turkey 

I can’t begin to describe how hard it was to interview mothers and fathers for this piece:

Yesterday I sat down with @MazloumAbdi ⁩ for over an hour with no translator, so packed a lot into the interview which will soon be published by @AlMonitor  #SDF  #Rojava  #Syria 

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shouting obscenities at me & trying to scare me by taking my photos. Great ambassadors for my country #Turkey 

Sickening: Turkish diplomats swept up in wave of arrests report torture

Dear friends don’t fret about Turkey losing access to sophisticated US technology, we are infinitely resourceful:

#Saudis  are threatening to support #Kurdish  groups in #Syria  if #Turkey  continues to back #Qatar " #TwitterKurds 

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