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US Army transported 50 tons of gold from Syria, report says

US Army transported 50 tons of gold from Syria, report says DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL AFP File Photo The U.S. Army is transferring tons of gold from Daesh-held areas in Syria to the U.S., multiple reports said. According to a source who spoke to Kurdish Bas News Agency, the U.S. forces transferred about 50 tons of […]

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Why Turkey is invading Syria – Türkiye neden Suriye’yi işgal ediyor

… and how it’s getting what it wanted. On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched an attack in northeastern Syria. Turkey made the move shortly after the US announced it would remove some of its troops from the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his eyes on the region for years. Turkey, he argued, needed […]

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Turkey May Have Stepped Into Its Own ‘Endless War’ in Syria

Charles Glass Board of Contributors oct 25, 2019 | 10:00 GMT Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to deploy joint Russian-Turkish patrols in the so-called security zone Erdogan has ordered Syrian Kurds to evacuate. (SEFA KARACAN/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Highlights Since its emergence as a republic after World War I, […]

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Putin, Erdogan nail down Syria deal

Maxim A. Suchkov October 22, 2019 Article Summary The Russian and Turkish presidents met for more than six hours to come up with an agreement on Syria, one that might survive. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference following their talks in […]

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Weakened US sanctions threat lingers in wake of Turkish deal with Russia

Diego Cupolo Article Summary Possible US sanctions on Turkey are looming as fighting subsides in northeast Syria and Kurdish forces draw back following an agreement between Ankara and Moscow. REUTERS/Tom Brenner US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the conflict in Syria as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White […]

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Sen. Rand Paul: Syria, Turkey, the Kurds and the right role for the US – A roadmap for peace

Betula Nelson (betneluk@yahoo.co.uk) By Sen. Rand Paul | Fox News President Trump did the wise thing by moving 50 soldiers out of the way of tens of thousands of invading Turks. There can be no doubt that the situation in Northern Syria involving Turkey, the Kurds, and Syria is messy, complicated, and potentially costly. The only questions are for whom, […]

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Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, and administration scrambles to respond

The morning’s most important stories, curated by Post editors. (AFP via Getty Images) Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, and administration scrambles to respond “This is total chaos,” a senior administration official said on a day when Cabinet secretaries denied that the United States had “abandoned” its Syrian Kurdish allies to invading Turkish forces. […]

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America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

Published Wed, Nov 14 2018 5:15 PM ESTUpdated Thu, Nov 15 2018 9:55 AM EST Amanda Macias@amanda_m_macias Key Points The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001. The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is […]

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Ankara Calculates the Risks of an Offensive in Northeastern Syria

(OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images) Highlights Amid the U.S. drawdown of forces from Syria, Turkey is gearing up for further incursions in the country to reduce the power of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Residual U.S. and allied forces will remain, however, raising the risk of a miscalculation or confrontation as Turkish forces push into the area.  […]

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Counting the Cost of Potential U.S. Action Against Turkey

Highlights In response to any Turkish attack on the Syrian Kurds, the United States has the power to indirectly sway investor confidence in Turkey largely because of the lira’s inherent volatility and the structural weaknesses of its economy. Turkey can’t do as much economic damage to the United States, but it can create problems for […]

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Turkey Room for Reconciliation With Washington? – Diverging Interests in Syria –

TURKEY AS SEEN BY BY DG RICHARD The recent summit in Tehran between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish leaders revealed the shortcomings in Turkey’s strategy in Syria, which has strained its alliance with the United States. The Turkish government may be able to ease tensions with Washington if it releases Andrew Brunson and the other […]

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Karadeniz’de 10 milyar varil petrol var!

TPAO, petrol arama çalışmalarıyla ilgili umut dolu açıklamalarda bulundu… 2010 yılından itibaren Karadeniz’de sondajlara başlanacağını belirten Uysal, buradan 10 milyar varillik petrol rezervi beklediklerini söyledi. Eğer sondaj çalışmaları başarılı olursa Türkiye’nin tüm petrol ihtiyacını Karadeniz’den karşılamak mümkün hale gelecek. Halen ham petrolün varil fiyatı 135 doların üzerinde. 10 milyar varil rezerv bugünkü fiyatla yaklaşık 1 […]