Russian and Turkish Chumminess Threatened by Food?

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Russian and Turkish Chumminess Threatened by Food?

MARSAL COMMENTS: As the animosity between Russia and Turkey diminished and they began coordinating together in Syria, they began to gradually lift the reciprocal sanctions they had placed on each other. Continue reading “Russian and Turkish Chumminess Threatened by Food?”

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

MARSAL COMMENTS: Turkey has just announced that its objectives for it military incursion into Syria have been accomplished by its taking control of the Syrian town of Al-Bab from ISIS. Continue reading “Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?”

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Turkey Credit Rating Lowered

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Turkey Credit Rating Lowered

MARSAL COMMENTS: Moody’s credit rating agency has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating rank to “Negative. Fitch Agency also rates it at that level. The Turkish Lira has reacted by dropping a little. Continue reading “Turkey Credit Rating Lowered”

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Syria War Decided Abroad

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Syria War Decided Abroad

MARSAL COMMENTS: The US, UK, EU, Turkey, Russia and the Arab countries have been deciding the war in Syria for the past 6 years. Now another decision is under process; Russian and Turkish presidents will meet in Moscow tomorrow (March 10th) to work out four important next steps. Continue reading “Syria War Decided Abroad”

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ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

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A few days ago we observed that the ebb and flow of politics seemed to indicate that the Kurds, after taking Manbij, will keep their head low and avoid antagonizing Turkey. They didn’t, and continued northwards towards Jarabulus on the Turkish/Syrian Border.

Turkey was ready and certainly able. Following two days of artillery pounding, Turkish tanks rolled into Syria yesterday, thus realizing the long-expected scenario of a Turkish military presence inside Syria.

The pretexts and justifications for this action may be “dime a dozen”, but once inside, they become difficult to dislodge and eject. A similar situation has existed in north Iraq near Mosul, for almost a year now. Continue reading “ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD”

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