13.06.2011 11.Siwan, 5771
Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer reports from the Syrian-Turkish border.
It wasn't just Syrian refugees who entered Turkey yesterday. Businessmen, merchants and vacationers also continued arriving via the official border crossings. If there is anarchy in Syria, it's limited to very specific regions. In the rest of the country, life goes on as usual.
The stark contrast between the crowded refugee camp in Yayladagi and the quiet border post two kilometers away, through which Mercedes cross in both directions, seems to encapsulate the situation in Syrian President Bashar Assad's domain. A senior Israeli defense official told Haaretz last week that he expects Assad's regime to collapse within months, or at most a little over a year, but it hasn't happened yet….