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Turkey begins deporting suspected Islamic State militants, including U.S. citizen

“More than 100 people with alleged links to the Islamic State escaped from prisons and detention camps after the start of the Turkish military operation, U.S. officials said” writes Kareem Fahim for washingtonpost.com. The militia, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, guards roughly 10,000 suspected ISIS members in Syria in about two dozen detention facilities — including approximately 2,000 foreigners from around 60 countries, not including Syria and Iraq, according to Col. Source: washingtonpost.com

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President Erdogan: Turkey to Finish Testing Digital Lira in 2020

“Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directed that the government should finish testing the national central bank digital currency (CBDC) in 2020” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Within the pilots, the government reportedly plans to develop a software platform for instant payments based on the digital lira.The country’s national blockchain-based digital lira is planned to be issued by the Central Bank in accordance with the 2020 Annual Presidential Program, Cointelegraph Turkey reported on Nov. 5.The inclusion of the digital lira in the 2020 Annual Presidential Program of Turkey follows previous plans…

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Erdogan says Kurdish fighters have not left Syria ‘safe zone’ despite U.S, Russia deals

“Turkey struck two separate deals with the United States and Russia for the YPG, which Ankara views as a terrorist group, to withdraw from the “safe zone” it plans to form in northeastern Syria” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. He also said Turkey would abide by its deals as long as the United States and Russia kept their own promises. Source: 95kqds.com

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Costco workers get a free turkey for the holidays

“At Costco, warehouse employees receive a rather filling perk around the holidays each year: a free turkey” writes Ine Cain for businessinsider.com. “Every employee at Costco gets a free turkey for the holidays,” an employee from Minnesota told Business Insider.One employee from Illinois added that workers at their warehouse “receive a free turkey at Thanksgiving,” with the exception of seasonal employees.Business Insider talked turkey with four Costco employees working in Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, and Canada.One Canadian employee said that workers at their warehouse receive an additional turkey for Christmas. Source: businessinsider.com

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Trump’s communications with world leaders prove he only cares about himself, not the country

“The scarcity of substantive presidential communications is creating real problems around the world for America’s interests and influence” writes Opinion Columnist for businessinsider.com. Often the conversations just deal with his personal insecurities, rather than anything that has to do with our national security.The paucity of substantive presidential communications is creating real problems around the world for America’s interests and influence.The level of presidential neglect of critical national security issues in his exchanges with other leaders is alarming. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amnesty says Turkey deporting Syrians to planned ‘safe zone’ region

“But, with Turkish public sentiment towards them souring over time, Ankara hopes to resettle up to two million in the planned safe zone in northeast Syria” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “In reality, Turkey put the lives of Syrian refugees under serious danger by forcing them to return to a war zone,” the British-based human rights group said. Source: 95kqds.com

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