The blights of Aleppo stem from the old Turkish plans to annex it.
Aleppo was colonized since 1127 AD by the Oghuz Turk who created the Zengid dynasty.
The northern hinterland of Aleppo was annexed to Turkey. In the 1940s it lost its main access to the sea, Antioch and Alexandretta, also to Turkey.
In 1400, the Mongol-Turkic leader Tamerlane captured the city again from the Mamluks. He massacred many of the inhabitants, ordering the building of a tower of 20,000 skulls outside the city. After the withdrawal of the Mongols, all the Muslim population returned to Aleppo. On the other hand, Christians who left the city during the Mongol invasion, were unable to resettle back in their own quarter in the old town, a fact that led them to establish a new neighborhood in 1420, built at the northern suburbs of Aleppo outside the city walls, to become known as al-Jdeydeh quarter (for “new district” in Arabic).
Aleppo became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1516, when the city had around 50,000 inhabitants. It was the center of the Aleppo Eyalet; the rest of what later became Syria was part of either the eyalets of Damascus, Tripoli, Sidon or Raqqa.
Following the Ottoman provincial reform of 1864 Aleppo became the centre of the newly constituted Vilayet of Aleppo in 1866. Kemal Atatürk annexed most of the Province of Aleppo as well as Cilicia to Turkey in his War of Independence.
By the Treaty of Lausanne most of the Province of Aleppo was made part of Turkey with the exception of Aleppo city and Alexandretta. The situation was exacerbated further in 1939 when Alexandretta was annexed to Turkey, thus depriving Aleppo of its main port of Iskenderun.
Discussions about Islam can be categorized in:
1- Total Rejection;
2- Extremism Defense;
4- Pragmatic cooperation;
or 5- Idealistic argument.
All these are liberal legacies, and the Trump Movement must not fall into them.
Non of these behavior can explain and solve the problems.
People must think deeper into the history of religions and Islam. They will soon understand that what are called “Islam”, “Judaism”, and “Christianity” nowadays is nothing more than the Turkic religion of Tengrism.
Take for example the symbols of star and crescent in current Islam or the events that created the Crusades, or the imperial expansion of the so-called “Islam”, or Andalusia, or terrorism, or slavery, or the Ottoman Empire, or belly dance, or harem, or the Assassins “Hashashin”, or Sufism, or the status of women and children, or even the practices of “Islam”, or the ruling families of Gulf sheikhdoms, or many more, they are just Turkic and NOT Islamic or even Arabic.
Investigating the history of Islam, and all other religions, and the myth of universality of religion, anyone can discover that all religions, without exception, were born genuine and peaceful and very local, but they survived only for very short time.
Humanity is living with corrupt versions of all religions, that were invented by greed and violence. While faith and religions are good, don’t think any one of the current religions is better or good, may be we can ask which one has lesser evil than the others.
Let us find and fight the Turkic corruption in all religions.
It is time now to liberate Aleppo from Turkish puppet terrorists and stop Turkic games.