In Syria, there is a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, which is financing the Syrian rebels (‘the Free Syrian Army’) and her staunch ally, the US on the one hand and Russia, which further protects Syria by preventing Chapter 7 of the UN charter on the Security Council on the other. Turkey, as could be understood from the direct phone calls between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the US President Barack Obama, is also a party in this war in order to influence the outcome in post-civil war Syria. However, the people of Syria should decide how they want to be governed and it should not be up to outside powers and their interests to decide how the Syrian people should run their country. 

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