Former instructor at Istanbul University. Ashkar is a Founding Member of the Association of Syrian Refugees, Human Rights Activist and Journalist. He currently lives in Michigan, USA.
Fifty-two years ago, #HafezAssad staged a military coup with the goal of ruling #Syria forever. His son #BasharAssad is paving the way for his own son
The participants agreed that Syrians themselves must first be willing to set aside their differences and become a united front for their efforts to have any chance of succeeding
"There are still many mysteries and speculations concerning the 1973 war with Israel," writes Yasser Ashkar
"I could NOT accept the killing of innocent people and demonstrators demanding [...] a better life," says #SaadFansa to #SYRIAWISE
"But the most important question for the Syrian people in this regard is whether Turkey also gave the visit its green light," writes Yasser Ashkar.
"... both [Hafez and Bashar Assad] relied on repression, refusal of peace, and brutal bloodshed," writes Yasser Ashkar.
During 25 years, Ms. Abu Akleh inspired many young people to pursue their own careers in journalism with her courageous and diligent coverage
"If it [justice] is not possible inside Syria, and if there’s no international criminal court, we [Germany] will do it," says Scheller.
It seems there is nothing to be gained by the Syrian opposition’s continued participation in this never-ending diversionary process.
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