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THE U.S. –TURKEY COOPERATION IN BRINGING DOWN ASSAD: CHALLENGES AND POSSIBLE SCENARIOS

BURHAN GURDOGAN
The U.S. is trying to obtain Turkey’s support in order to bring down Assad, and although the Turkish side, especially Foreign Minister Davutoglu, supports strengthening this partnership, there are some major obstacles that might cause a shift in Turkey’s attitude toward cooperation with the U.S.

Photo: Barry Gutierrez/AP

DARK NIGHT RISING

DEREK BARRY
It was impossible not to think of the Denver shootings as I attended the new Batman movie at the local cinema tonight. This latest random mass murder could have been scripted in the film itself, though it would have been the work of a cardboard-evil mastermind rather than just an unhinged student.