Nuclear Weapons and Turkey Since 1959

30 October 2019 — National Security Archive

Members of Congress Worried in 1960 That Leaders of a Coup “Might Seize Control” of Weapons

Other U.S. Officials Feared Risks of Accidental War or Overreaction to Local Crises

During Mid-1960s Turkish Officials Were Interested in Producing an “Atomic Bomb”

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 688

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Russia-Turkey Deal on Syria: Selected Articles

24 October 2019 — Global Research

Video: Erdogan, Putin Reach ‘Historical Deal’ on Northern Syria

By South Front

According to the agreement, Turkey’s Operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn with a depth of 32km. Starting from 12:00 October 23, units of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army will be deployed along the rest of the Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates. Read more…
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Vladimir Putin, Syria’s pacifier-in-chief

23 October 2019 — Asia Times

Vladimir Putin, Syria’s pacifier-in-chief

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a joint press conference after their talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on October 22, 2019. Photo: Sergei Chirikov / poll / AFP

Russia-Turkey deal establishes ‘safe zone’ along Turkish border and there will be joint Russia-Turkey military patrols

By Pepe Escobar

The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map to pacify northeast Syria, finally.

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Syria News Links 20-21 October 2019

21 October 2019 • 18:30 — The New Dark Age

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Syrian Army Sends More Battle Tanks And Troops To Border Ahead Of Resumption Of Turkish Offensive (Video)

Trump ‘fully prepared’ for military action against Turkey – Pompeo
https://on.rt.com/a3sg

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Ceasefire ends, talks on Syria between Erdogan and Putin begin By Sarah Abed

21 October 2019 — BRICS

Sarah Abed, political analyst

Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named “Operation Peace Spring”. In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has taken place, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution that opposes US troop withdrawal, a five-day ceasefire was brokered between Turkey and the United States, and Kurdish militias have withdrawn from the “safe-zone”.

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Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player

18 October 2019 — Global Research

Part III

The United States of America emerged victorious from the Second World War, and came out stronger than any other country in the world. The allies- notably the Soviet Union- won the war but emerged much weaker. They needed to reconstruct their countries and rebuild their economies, with the US demanding huge retrospective payments for its support.

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MANBIJ LIBERATED BY SYRIAN ARMY; RUSSIAN PATIENCE PROVING LETHAL TO TURK AMBITIONS; KURDS GRUDGINGLY COOPERATE

18 October 2019 — Syrian Perspectives

Ziad Fadel

MANBIJ LIBERATED BY SYRIAN ARMY; RUSSIAN PATIENCE PROVING LETHAL TO TURK AMBITIONS; KURDS GRUDGINGLY COOPERATE

Syrian soldiers pose for a photo outside Manbij as victory looms with no casualties.

It took two buffoons like Erdoghan and Trump to make Dr. Assad’s day a very pleasant one.  First, the Turks invaded northeastern Syria ostensibly to block the formation of some tin-pot Kurdish enclave bedecked in the classic style of the bargaining chip the U.S. once needed to impose elections on the Syrian government.  What the U.S. never knew and always concealed was the uncomfortable fact that Dr. Assad was wildly popular and would defeat any candidate pimped up by the U.S. The election gambit was a failure even if it happened.

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Syria News Links 16-17 October 2019

17 October 2019 • 19:00  — The New Dark Age

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Military Situation In Northern Syria On October 17, 2019 (Map Update)

In Video: Army Deploys Rocket Launchers In Northeast Syria To Support SDF

Turkey Accuses ‘Terrorists’ Of Plotting Chemical Weapons Provocation Against It

ISIS Attacks SDF Headquarters, Frees Terrorists’ Wives

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, US says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50091305

It Is Down Right Funny.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2019/10/it-is-down-right-funny.html

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How The Win-Win-Win-Win Plan For Syria’s Northeast Succeeds

17 October 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The Syrian and Russian operations in the northeast of Syria are going well.

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Russian troops prevented attempts by Turkish supported Jihadis to attack Manbij. Russian and Syrian units now also entered Ayn al-Arab/Kobani. Syrian government troops took control of the electricity producing dam in Tabqah and some units set up posts in Raqqa. Other units entered the Conoco and Al-Umar oil fields north of Abu Kahmal and east of Deir Ezzor. Some local tribe which profited from the oil explorations there held a small protest against the return of government control.
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