Donald Trump's plan to leave some US troops in Syria to guard its oil is now doomed, thanks to Putin

2019-10-24 06:58

"The implementation of this Memorandum will strongly interfere with these plans," a Russian official said. "... We will work to nullify them."

Donald Trump wrote a letter warning Turkey's Erdogan not to be a 'tough guy' over Syria, telling him history will look upon him 'forever as the devil if good things don't happen'

2019-10-17 16:32

Trump also said in the aggressive letter to Turkish President Erdogan he didn't want to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy".

In just one week, Trump's Syria retreat has caused the nightmare scenario everyone warned him about

2019-10-16 10:26

ISIS is regrouping in Syria, US credibility has been badly damaged on the global stage, and Russia is the biggest winner of all.

US forces reportedly leave dozens of 'high value' ISIS prisoners behind as they begin to pull out of northern Syria

2019-10-14 10:31

Trump last week claimed that the US had moved some of the "most dangerous" ISIS prisoners but US officials told The New York Times that wasn't true.

Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn't help the US in WWII

2019-10-12 16:10

When asked whether he felt his treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."

A brutal dictator, warring US partners, and a former al-Qaeda branch: Here's who controls Syria now

2019-10-09 10:02

The post-ISIS map of territorial control in Syria shows the Assad regime and Kurdish forces as the major players in Syria.

A R5.9 billion yacht rumoured to be owned by Jeff Bezos went viral, but Amazon says it’s not his

2019-08-04 12:59

The 'Flying Fox' yacht, rumoured to be worth R5.9 billion and owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – though Amazon says it isn't his – was spotted off the coast of Turkey in photos on Twitter.

Turkey's opposition worries as Istanbul votes go to recount

2019-04-05 22:08

The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry that their win in mayoral elections over the weekend could be overturned after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party challenged the results.

The Turkish lira is diving after a warning from Moody's - and it's dragging the rand down with it

2018-08-29 13:10

"There is a heightened risk of a downside funding scenario, where a deterioration in investor sentiment limits access to market funding," Moody's said, noting that "Turkish banks are highly reliant on foreign currency funding."

Trump's fight with Turkey is helping Russia and Iran

2018-08-19 17:53

NATO's largest standing army in Europe is now cosying up to Iran and indebted to Qatar.


3 of America's biggest adversaries are now united against the US in the Middle East

2019-10-18 09:03

Turkey's offensive gives the Kremlin the opportunity to play the role as the region's top powerbroker, which unlike the US, has forces on the ground.

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump's hasty retreat

2019-10-17 15:38

After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.

ISIS has been waiting for this very moment as Trump-fuelled chaos in Syria helps it regroup

2019-10-15 06:39

Protests in Iraq against the government and a Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria com as ISIS has worked to restructure its leadership.

Disaster is unfolding in Syria as videos emerge of US allies being slaughtered and hundreds of ISIS prisoners escape during airstrikes

2019-10-14 07:07

Northern Syria is descending into chaos as the Turkish invasion proceeds, with videos emerging of US allies being slaughtered by Turkish proxies.

Donald Trump brushes off worries that freed ISIS prisoners will be a threat: 'They're going to be escaping to Europe.'

2019-10-10 08:26

"Well, they're going to be escaping to Europe," Trump said, referring to foreign ISIS fighters. "That's where they want to go."

A 12,000-year-old Turkish city is about to disappear underwater. Residents are moving ancestors' bones to dry land.

2019-09-29 14:08

The Turkish government has called for the evacuation of a 12,000-year-old city, which is about to get flooded with water from the Tigris River.

Turkey’s Erdogan reportedly fired his central bank chief for refusing to slash interest rates

2019-07-07 18:10

The comments were expected to add to concerns about monetary policy independence in the embattled economy.

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Reserve Bank will watch Turkey closely in case SA catches its economic flu

2018-08-20 20:47

CEO of the Geneva Management Group, Dave Elzas told Fin24 that international investors get cold feet due to global markets often reacting by asset class or bracket.

One trader lost R285 million on the Turkey turmoil — here are the winners and losers from the crisis

2018-08-16 15:16

The senior Barclays trader lost millions over three days.

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