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.
"... 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
It seems there is nothing to be gained by the Syrian opposition’s continued participation in this never-ending diversionary process.
My vision on the issue of accountability is not only against Assad and his clique, but the message should reach all tyrants on this planet.