Fehim Taştekin

A member of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attempts to erect the Syrian national flag inside the Umayyad Mosque during a media tour, Aleppo, Syria, Dec. 13, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

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What will be the cost of Aleppo victory for Damascus?

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Larger-than-life posters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad adorn the few walls still standing in the Old City of Aleppo, alongside Syrian flags that have reappeared. What will be the political invoice for the destruction?

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Historic Aleppo was the center of many empires over the centuries but now resembles a city plundered once again by Mongols.

Two sides of Syria: Damascus and Aleppo

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

While Aleppo lies in ruins, life in wartime Damascus remains vibrant, but not untouched.

Would Putin accept Turkish buffer zone in Syria?

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Heavy casualties at al-Bab and the recently released video of IS' burning alive of two Turkish soldiers have not affected Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield.

Why Ankara now feels vulnerable to Russia

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

The assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara has engaged Turkey to the Russian option in Syria, while Russia sees it as an opportunity to create an alternative axis in the Middle East

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Fehim Taştekin is a Turkish journalist and a columnist for Turkey Pulse who previously wrote for Turkish newspaper Radikal. He is the host of a weekly program called "SINIRSIZ" on IMC TV. He is an analyst specializing in Turkish foreign policy, and Caucasus, Middle East and EU affairs. He contributes to Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse as a columnist. He is the author of “Suriye: Yıkıl Git, Diren Kal” and was the founding editor of Agency Caucasus. On Twitter: @fehimtastekin

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