Göbekli Tepe March 2015

“Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it’s the site of the world’s oldest temple.”

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/#CCtatfSmd8lJTTGW.99

Göbekli Tepe
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015
Göbekli Tepe Don Michael Hudson, PhD March 2015

Turkey Seeks Alliance with Russia in Syria

Turkey seeks alliance with Russia in Syria

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“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to build cooperation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin Friday over military operations in Syria, as Turkey attempts to create a border “safe zone” free of Daesh (ISIS) and the Kurdish YPG militia.”

“Turkey considers the YPG the Syrian arm of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting an insurrection on Turkish soil for 30 years. Washington, like Ankara, considers the PKK a terrorist group, but it backs the YPG.”

“Asked by a reporter whether Moscow and Ankara shared the idea that Syria and Iraq should be preserved within current borders, Putin spoke of “the complex situation” and “contradictions” in the Syria peace talks.”

“The cooperation on Syria between Russia and Turkey marked a sharp turnaround for the two nations. The conflicting interests led to the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish jet at the Syrian border in November 2015, which led Moscow to bar the sales of package tours to Turkey and halting imports of agricultural products.”