iOS app Android app More
October 24, 2014

Turkey's 'Road to Damascus' Moment

If there is ever going to be a solution to the problem of the Islamic State that has a hope of preserving the current geo-political structure of Mesopotamia and the Levant, it rests with the survival of Bashar al-Assad's regime and the resurgence of Syria as a viable national player in the region. Turkey took a leading role in divorcing itself from the Assad regime in 2011, an action which, in many ways, helped precipitate the current Islamic State fiasco. What is needed now is not a continuation of this disastrous policy, but rather a "Road to Damascus" conversion on the part of Turkey which re-embraces Bashar al-Assad as the legitimate ruler of Syria, and, in doing so, creates the foundation for the isolation and defeat of the Islamic State in Syria, and later Iraq.

Nina Ebola-Free!

Obama Nina Pham
SAUL LOEB via Getty Images

More Politics
Young Shocker.. Nunn's Edge.. Dems Borrow Big.. GOPer Flip-Flops.. Issa Warning.. Outrageous King

Costco Still Refusing To Ruin Thanksgiving

Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

More Business
UGG Frenzy.. Krugman GOP Fears.. Hazmat Suit Craze.. What's Killing McDonald's.. Vitmainwater UGH

POLLS: Dem Surges In Georgia Senate Race

Georgia Peach
Kathy Konkle via Getty Images

Former Obama Lawyer Out Of The Running For Attorney General

Kathryn Ruemmler

NYPD Chief: Hatchet Killing Was 'Terror' Attack

In This Frame Grab Taken From Video Provided

Daughter Of Lesbian Mayor Barred From Taking Driving Test

Annise Parker

Voters Will Weigh Gun Control Measures On Heels Of School Shooting

Marysville Hands Up Ap

The DEA Once Turned A 14-Year-Old Into A Drug Kingpin. Welcome To The War On Drugs

Richard Wershe
Michigan DOC

Remains Confirmed As Missing UVa Student

Hannah Graham
Help Find Hannah Graham

New York, New Jersey Get Tough On Ebola Screenings

Andrew Cuomo
Bryan Thomas via Getty Images

5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies

Hulton Archive via Getty Images

More Black Voices
Lupita Saves Slave History.. Kincaid's A Badass.. War On Drugs Reality.. Ferguson Autopsies

Nations Devastated By Ebola Were Already Under Siege

Drug War
A MAJEED via Getty Images

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Forces At West Bank Protest


More WorldPost
China's Millionaires.. New Boko Haram Kidnap?.. Hong Kong Timeline!!.. Cremation Fears.. 'Patriotic'

New York Officials Try To Calm Ebola Fears

Craig Spencer
Handout via Getty Images

Darrell Issa: What We Don't Know Could Kill Us

Darrell Issa
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Fox News Host: New York Doctor With Ebola Was 'Irresponsible'

Kelly Ebola
Fox News

Cuomo Defends Infected Doctor

GOP Rep Claims Mosques Are ‘Incubators' For Terrorism


Rare Footage Shows Discovery Of Ebola In 1976


Republican Governors Might Save The Democratic Senate


Facebook Launches Anonymous Chat Room App


Iraqi Officials: Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas


A Gun That Could Make Police More Accountable

Yardarm Smart Gun
Yardarm Technologies

Driver Rams Through Disputed Ten Commandments Monument

Ten Commandments Oklahoma


Craig Spencer

GOP Rep Unaware There Is No Surgeon General To Head Ebola Response

Brendan Hoffman via Getty Images

U.S.: Ground Offensive Against Islamic State Still Months Away

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Amnesty: Human Rights Abuses In Ferguson


Mika Brzezinski Tears Into U.S. Minimum Wage: 'It Is A Joke!'

Minimum Wage Mika

More Media
LEGEND LOST.. TV Station's Horrible Tweet.. Coulter Vs. Hannity.. Barbara Walters Is Back

It's Been 300 Days Since The Al Jazeera Journalists Were Jailed In Egypt


Ottawa Shooting Video Released


Canada's Complicated History With Terrorism

Why Thousands Of Spain's Poor Fear Goldman Sachs

Lloyd Blankfein

Industry Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives

Congressional Black Caucus

Tunisia Forces Kill 5 Women In Militant Raid

FADEL SENNA via Getty Images

Shares Of Hazmat-Suit Maker Spike On NYC Ebola News

Ebola Hazmat

Russia Still Has Troops In Ukraine, NATO Says

DOMINIQUE FAGET via Getty Images

Overweight Women More Likely To Have Low-Paying Jobs Than Overweight Men


Civil Liberties Groups Dread Colorado Senate Loss

Mark Udall

These GOP Candidates Aren't On The Same Page About The Minimum Wage

Gop Minimum Wage

Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert Kennedy's Press Secretary, Dies

Frank Mankiewicz

More Media
LEGEND LOST.. TV Station's Horrible Tweet.. Coulter Vs. Hannity.. Barbara Walters Is Back

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    2. Home
    1. HuffPost
    2. Home
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. Home
    4. View all RSS feeds

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled By TLC

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

More Entertainment
KStew's Time Off Taylor Takes Over.. Selena's Surprising Move.. Oscars' Underdog.. Meryl Sings!

Why Tom Bergeron Wasn't Invited Back To Host Miss America

Tom Bergeron
D Dipasupil via Getty Images

More HuffPost Live
Johnny Weir.. Nina Garcia.. Trans Teens Open Up On Sex.. Mark Consuelos.. College DV Survivors

What Everyone Is Saying About Taylor Swift's '1989'

Taylor Swift Performs
Ethan Miller via Getty Images

LOOK: Photo Series Captures The Dignity Of Aging Dogs

Pete Thorne

More Good News
Aziz Does Sesame Street.. Twerking Turtle.. Gandalf's Perfect Advice.. 17 Nonsensical Things

These Awkward Animal Couples Really Suck At Making Out

More Comedy
Seinfeld & Kramer 4E.. Clever Cat Burglar.. Talking Dog FAIL.. Worst 'Sexy' Costumes.. Weird Al Facts

5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Kansas City

Kansas City
Jeremy Woodhouse via Getty Images

More Travel
Haunted Bars.. Unknown Aussie.. Top Airport Eats.. World's Best Cities.. Anti-Pickpocket Tips.. Germany

New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

Cells Microscope Video
Betzig Lab, HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, Mimori-

More Science
Stunning Solar Eclipse Photos.. Stegosaur's Deadly Side.. Dino Puzzle Solved.. Are You A Bit Face-Ist?

Paul Stanley Describes His 'Insulting' First Meeting Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Kiss
Getty Images

More OWN
Dr. Oz's Risky Surgery.. Best Iron Sources.. Relaxing 4-Second Stretch..Mother's Heartbreaking Lesson

Why Millions Of Middle-Aged Women Are So Irritated

Angry Middleaged Woman
John Rensten via Getty Images

More Fifty
Top Anti-Aging Tips.. How To Enjoy Cruising Lifestyle.. Eat This To Stop Dementia.. Billy Joel Talks Divorce

9 Things You Didn't Know About Auntie Anne's

Auntie Annes
Auntie Anne's

More Taste
Cocoa Butter, Explained.. Double Down.. Hipster Coffee Travel.. Sandwiches For Work.. DIY Mooncakes

Only A Super Fan Could Ace This 'Sex And The City' Quiz


More Style
Fashion Industry Mourns ODR.. Royal Baby #2's Due Date.. The Perfect T-Shirt Dress.. Nail Art We ♥

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Decide To Divorce

Rubberball/Mike Kemp via Getty Images

More Dr. Phil
Finding Mr. Right.. 7 Steps To Make It Happen.. Living On Autopilot.. When Parents Abuse Power

Notre Dame Freshman Football Player Gets Cozy With Porn Star

Justin Brent

KFC's New Double Down Is Even Crazier Than The Original

Double Down King

My Book Club Read 200 Books. These Were Our Favorites

Book Club

More Books
Self-Help Parody.. Foodie Reads.. Upcoming Book Adaptations.. Beautiful Forgotten Words.. Mark Twain

LISTEN: How To Make The Church A Welcoming Place For The Mentally Ill

Open Church Doors
evirgen via Getty Images

10 Amazing Airport Restaurants You Must Try

Airport Eating
Dana Neely via Getty Images

Brad Pitt's 'Between Two Ferns' Is Brutally Hilarious

Brad Pitt Two Ferns
Funny Or Die

8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make

Fighting About Bills
monkeybusinessimages via Getty Images

More Impact
Haiti's Not Just Poverty.. 'I'm Liberian Not A Virus'.. Trafficking In U.S.. Help Stop Ebola With Few Bucks

This Is Picasso's 'Guernica' Recreated Entirely From LEGOs


More Arts
800 Folk Art Masters.. Feminist Embroidery.. Street Art GIFs.. Male Flamenco Dancers.. Inside Detroit

A Conversation About Race That The Media Is Totally Missing

Orlando via Getty Images

What You Need To Know About 6-Foot Trick-Or-Treaters

6 Foot Trick Or Treaters
Zing Images via Getty Images

More Parents
What All Moms Know.. 3 House Rules.. BS Excuses For Mean Girls.. DIY Elsa Costume.. Single Mom

40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Korea


11 Wonderfully Weird Facts You Might Not Know About Weird Al

Weird Al Yankovic
Casey Curry/Invision/AP

The Queen Sends Her First Tweet

Queen Elizabeth
Chris Jackson via Getty Images

Lena Dunham Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Lena Dunham
Jason LaVeris via Getty Images

Bette Midler's Cover Of TLC Song Will Melt Your Heart

Bette Midler

12 Reasons Writer Jamaica Kincaid Is A Total Badass

Jamaica Kincaid
Mail Today via Getty Images

'Why I Treat Breast Cancer'

Doctor And Woman
Hero Images via Getty Images

More Healthy Living
Core Exercises.. Smartphone Rules.. Creativity Lessons From Kindergarten.. Leadership Traits

Amber Rose Still Loves Wiz Khalifa

Amber Rose Wiz
C Flanigan via Getty Images

More Divorce
Single Mom Real Talk.. Comedians Who Get It.. Sign Marriage Wouldn't Last.. In-Law Horror Stories

10 Books Everyone Is Talking About This Fall

Fall Reading List

More OWN
Dr. Oz's Risky Surgery.. Best Iron Sources.. Relaxing 4-Second Stretch..Mother's Heartbreaking Lesson

Elizabeth Peña's Cause Of Death Revealed

Elizabeth Pena
Steve Snowden via Getty Images

Boob-Twerking Model Says She's Received Death Threats

Boob Twerking Model

More Weird
Porn Moratorium Lifted.. Wild NY Horses.. Halloween.. Urban Legends.. Girl In Ex's Chimney