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US sanctions to Turkey. 15 October 2019

US Sanctions raining on Turkey. Though I am not sure how effective they will be…

US sanctions to Turkey. 15 October 2019
Department of Justice – Oct 15, 1:41 PM

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office

Bienvenue sur le site de Reporter sans frontières | RSF – Oct 15, 12:27 AM

The many journalists who have fled the region since 13 October include BBC correspondent Feras Kilani, who reports that he has gone to Iraqi Kurdistan. The collapse in the security situation in Syrian Kurdistan is due to a Turkish offensive and now

The Committee to Protect Journalists – Oct 15, 12:20 PM

Beirut, October 15, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the Turkish air strike on a civilian convoy, as reports emerged that a second journalist died yesterday as a result of the attack. In the afternoon of October

Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey | Simon Tisdall

The belligerent president has forgotten that his country is a democracy, not a dictatorship. It is time for him to go If Recep

Steel Tariffs Not Likely to Deter Turkey, Analysts Say

Earlier sanctions had already all but blocked Turkish steel makers from America. But tariffs could have a psychological effect.
For months, analysts have outlined how such a move would risk upsetting the fragile balance of power in a complex war.
Foreign Policy – Lara Seligman – Oct 14, 6:58 AM

As Turkey wages a violent campaign against Kurdish fighters and civilians across northeastern Syria, Turkish-backed proxy forces with ties to extremist groups are deliberately releasing detainees affiliated with the Islamic State from unguarded

Charlatan in journalism disguise

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

Syrian government forces will be deployed along Syria’s northern border to halt Turkey’s assault.
The New York Times – Carlotta Gall – Oct 13, 6:18 AM

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Hundreds of relatives of Islamic State fighters fled a Kurdish-run detention camp on Sunday morning after Turkish airstrikes hit the surrounding area, an aid group said, deepening the crisis prompted by the Turkish-led

 

The New York Times – Evan Hill – Oct 13, 12:00 AM

The Russian Air Force has repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria in order to crush the last pockets of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad, according to an investigation by The New York Times. An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air

 

 

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Damascus to stave off assault

Agreement to hand over border towns comes after more than 700 Isis affiliates escape camp Kurdish-led forces in control

The Guardian

Last week, Turkey began its long-planned attack on Kurdish forces in north-east Syria. Days before, the US president and his Turkish counterpart had spoken on the phone: Donald Trump was reportedly supposed to caution Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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