Before any elections, the first stone will have
already been laid - with reconstruction. On which policies will Syria be
rebuilt? Which checks and balances will be organized around an international
aid campaign driven by vested interests? Who will plan it? What can work, and
what doesn't, in Syria?
Let us face it:
these past ten years of wars and destruction don't encourage optimism. But with
this series of articles and opinions we would like to raise awareness in
preparation, debating the economic aspects of Syrian reconstruction policies.
uprising, Erdoğan and Davutoğlu tried to turn Damascus and Aleppo into safe
market havens. Perhaps Turkey still expects eventually to have the lion's share
in a future reconstructed Syria, but the ruling AKP party may pay a high price
for its regional policies.