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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.
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