Despite the tide turning in favor of President Bashar Assad’s regime, he says the conflict in Syria ‘is not yet over’. The war has killed more than 500,000 people, displaced at least 12 million, and left the country’s economy and infrastructure in ruins.
A group of Iraqi war correspondents and journalists who covered the battles against ISIS formed their own association, the National Military Information Association, to defend their rights, which they said were being neglected.
More than 6,500 companies founded or co-founded by Syrians have been registered in Turkey since the 2011 start of Syrian civil war. Gaziantep alone has 1,250 companies owned by Syrians registered in their Chamber of Commerce as of 2018.