January 17, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
ALEPPO, Syria – A recent image has emerged on social media showing school certificates in northern Syria with not only the Free Syrian Army flag on it, but also the Turkish flag.
Turkish-backed militants, including the Free Syrian Army but mostly jihadist groups like Ahrar al-Sham, control the northern countryside of Aleppo that borders Turkey.
Since they captured this swathe of territory from ISIS in the middle of 2016, Turkey has dominated civilian and administrative duties in the region, demonstrating a form of imperialism and suggests territorial expansion.
Shortly after the capture of the border town of Jarablus from ISIS in August 2016, council buildings were adorned with the Turkish flag and images of the Turkish founding father, Kemal Ataturk.
It now also appears that they have taken over education in northern Aleppo countryside. It is not known whether subjects are also taught in Turkish, or just Arabic.