Category Archives: Turkey

“What Did They Expect?” Turkey Pivots From NATO, Signs Russia Missile Deal

Confirming, and sending the clearest sign of his previously discussed pivot toward Russia and away from NATO and the West, on Tuesday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey had signed a deal to purchase a Russian surface-to-air missile system, and paid the first installment…

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Millions In Syria Without Water After McCain Orders ‘Shut Down’ Of Supply – Your News Wire

Millions of people in Northern Syria have been left without water following John McCain’s unexpected visit to the region last month. 

Senator McCain made a secret visit to Northern Syria at the end of February, which was followed by a meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to reports, McCain requested that Turkey shut down the supply of water going into Northern Syria as part of a plan to undermine Syrian President Assad.

Mintpressnews.com reports:

According to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency, Turkey cut water supplies to Syria around Feb. 23, which subsequently forced a hydroelectric plant at the Tishrin Dam to shut down while also significantly reducing water levels on its associated reservoir. The dam supplies both water and power to key parts of northern Syria, such as the city of Manbij and other parts of the predominantly Kurdish Kobani Canton.

The dam is one of several major dams along the Euphrates River. Just downstream from Tishrin lies the Tabqa Dam and its reservoir Lake Assad, which supplies Aleppo with most of its power and drinking water, as well as irrigation water for over 640,000 hectares (2,500 square miles) of farmland. A city official in Manbij told Hawar that the city would provide generator fuel to civilians to help cope with the blackout that has resulted from the river being cut off. The same official added that Turkey had “violated the international conventions of water and rivers energy by cutting off Euphrates water.”..

Source: Millions In Syria Without Water After McCain Orders ‘Shut Down’ Of Supply – Your News Wire

Joseph P. Farrell on Turkey’s Move towards Russia, Away from NATO [VIDEO] — Galactic Connection

While most eyes are turned to Washington and the impending inauguration of Donald Trump as the next President of the USA, there has been another geopolitical earthquake (well, in fact, several). This one is in the Middle East, but portends…

via Joseph P. Farrell on Turkey’s Move towards Russia, Away from NATO [VIDEO] — Galactic Connection

Signs that things are shifting… Jim Dean VT 1-7-17… “Turkey agrees to pull back troops from Iraq, proof of foreign policy shift” — Kauilapele’s Blog

Although I am not nearly as familiar with this as Jim Dean and those at VT would be, this certainly seems to represent a major shift in the Middle East. After Russia, Iran, and Turkey took the reins and (in a very pointed way toward the USA CORP) created a peace plan for Syria (see […]

via Signs that things are shifting… Jim Dean VT 1-7-17… “Turkey agrees to pull back troops from Iraq, proof of foreign policy shift” — Kauilapele’s Blog

Turkey Opens Underground City Never Before Seen by the Public

The underground city of Nevsehir in the central part of Turkey was discovered in 2014 after excavation. It will soon be opening its doors for tourists from all over the world. RIA Novosti correspondent Alena Palachzhencko visited the city and met with archaeologists working on restorations.

via Turkey Opens Underground City Never Before Seen by the Public — Sputnik International