How the Syrian Civil War Shifted the Balance of Power in Turkish–Israeli Relations
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Many people around the world who have wanted a more democratic future that safeguarded fundamental rights in the Arab World willingly surfed on the wave of optimism during the initial phases of the Arab revolts. It was understandable to expect the Assad regime in Syria to go in a short time the way of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s and Hosni Mubarak’s. If “people power” did not suffice, so the unrealistic expectation went, a Western military intervention would settle the matter.