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THE ECONOMIST

What Americans Are Fighting for in Manbij

WASHINGTON -- If you wonder what the four Americans who were killed Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, were doing there, let me describe a few images from a visit to that city last February that illustrate their mission of helping stabilize this area after the Islamic State was expelled.

REALCLEARPOLITICS

U.S. Senator Graham hopes Trump will slow U.S. Syria withdrawal

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed. Speaking in Ankara, Graham said he believed U.S. Chief of Staff Joseph Dunford was working on a plan with Turkey to move Kurdish

REUTERS

Turkey’s airports break through 200 million passenger mark in 2018

TURKEY. Passenger traffic at Turkey’s airports broke the 200 million barrier for the first time in 2018, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

MOODIEDAVITTREPORT.COM

Rio artists stage show on street in protest against censorship

Artists in Rio de Janeiro have staged a pop-up street show to protest against the closure by the new far-right state government of an exhibition attacking dictatorship-era torture.

THE GUARDIAN

U.S.-backed SDF says it will help set up north Syria safe zone

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Wednesday it was ready to help create a safe zone suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump in its region across north and east Syria.

REUTERS

Dutch journalist deported from Turkey over alleged terror links

A Dutch journalist based in Turkey was deported on Thursday a day after she was arrested on suspicion of links to a jihadist group in Syria, Turkish officials said. The officials insisted Ans Boersma's deportation was not related to her journalistic activity but that Ankara had received a tip-off fr

AL-MONITOR.COM

Privatization of Turkish military factory draws strong criticism

At the first presidential summit of defense industries convened in Ankara on Dec. 12-13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he believes an increased injection of the private sector into the defense industry through privatization is a key to success.

AL-MONITOR.COM

Top 10 Air Jordans Of All Time And Their Original Commercials

Air Jordans are one of the most premier if not the most premier sneaker brand of all time. The prestige, the notoriety, the history, it’s beyond any other sneaker on the planet. The Air Jordan, originally designed exclusively for the GOAT Michael Jordan, in the early part of 1984, was released to th

SLICSPORTS.COM

Ryan Babel: Fulham sign former Liverpool winger from Besiktas

Fulham have signed former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Turkish side Besiktas. The 32-year-old Dutch international, who spent three and a half years at Anfield, has joined the club until the end of the season.

BBC

SCHOTTEL Strengthens Presence in Turkey with New Subsidiary

As of January 2019, the SCHOTTEL targeted expansion of the international network of subsidiaries develops further with the foundation of SCHOTTEL Turkey. SCHOTTEL is active in Turkey and has a larger customer base there since the 1970s. With the large number of vessels build in Turkey, SCHOTTEL sees

MARITIME-EXECUTIVE.COM

Freezing weather kills at least 15 displaced children in Syria

At least 15 Syrian children have died as a result of a lack of medical care and inadequate living conditions for displaced people in the country amid freezing winter temperatures, the UN has said, warning that more are likely to follow.

THE GUARDIAN

New mezze bar and grill Kai is bringing a taste of Turkey to Deansgate

New restaurant Kai is officially launching this week on Deansgate. The modern Turkish mezze bar and grill occupies the former Prezzo site, next to The Living Room, and has undergone extensive refurbishment including a separate bar area, striking flowered ceiling and comfortable leather seating.

ILOVEMANCHESTER.COM

Erdoğan: Manbij blast might be aimed at affecting US decision on Syria withdrawal

Following a suicide bombing on Wednesday in the northern Syrian town of Manbij that killed 20 people including four Americans, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the attack might be aimed at affecting the US decision to withdraw from Syria.

TURKISHMINUTE.COM

Adam Silver backs Knicks center Enes Kanter’s decision to skip London trip

LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team’s game against the Washington Wizards.

NBC SPORTS

Oakland’s Soba Noodle Paradise Reopens With Dinner

West Oakland’s handmade soba destination Soba Ichi has been closed all month in preparation for a big change. Starting today, Soba Ichi will go from a lunch-only operation to one that serves dinner five nights a week (plus weekend lunch). It makes the restaurant much more accessible to a wider audie

EATER

Docs Show US To Massively Expand Footprint At Jordanian Air Base Amid Spats With Turkey, Iraq

Tens of millions of dollars will turn this base in Jordan into a new major regional hub for combat jets, drones, cargo planes, and more. The U.S. military is moving ahead with plans to dramatically expand its presence at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Jordan to better accommodate a broad mix of fighter

THEDRIVE.COM

Knicks in woeful shape, but 2019 could still be bright in New York

LONDON — The annual NBA game in London seemingly came a year too soon for the Knicks. Despite taking a 19-point lead against the Wizards at the O2 Arena on Thursday, the Knicks dropped their 18th in the last 20 in dramatic fashion.

SPORTING NEWS

Domino's Pizza operator in Turkey, Russia lifted by new outlets

(Reuters) - DP Eurasia (DPEU.L), which runs the Domino’s Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, said on Thursday its 2018 system sales rose by 30.9 percent thanks to the opening of new outlets.

REUTERS

Turkey tops tea drinking chart: Each Turk drinks an average of 1,300 cups of tea per year

Turkey is the world’s largest tea drinking country, with each Turk consuming an average of 1,300 cups of tea per year. Turks consume around three to five cups of tea daily while this number increases to 10 cups during winter, Serdar Ersahin, the head of an Istanbul-based coffeehouse association told

FOODNAVIGATOR-ASIA.COM