Al-Hasakah, Syria, Jan. 15, 2019. The market demand decreases in the city of Amuda in northern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, due to Turkish threats to launch a military operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates River. The owner of a gold shop, who introduced himself as Abu Omid, said that since Turkey threatened to launch the operation, the price of gold rose from 15,100 Syrian pounds ($29) per gram to about 17,800 SYP ($35) per gram. Abu Omid added that the demand for sale and purchase decreased due to the high gold price. Earlier, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey would launch its military operation against the YPG east of the Euphrates River within days. On Friday, Erdogan postponed the operation after the United States decided to withdraw its forces from the region. Characters by appearance: 1 - Aziz Jankiz, a civilian. 2 - Muhammad Sido, a trader. 3 - Abu Omid, a trader.