The first responsibility of a state is to protect its citizens.
David Lepeska, a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Financial Times and other... outlets. His work focuses on Turkey and the Middle East.
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One hundred years after the inception of Sykes-Picot, world powers are back fighting over the same spit of land.
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