The war in Syria has been a disaster for everyone, particularly for the people of Syria, but also for some of the countries that have interfered militarily, like Turkey. The disaster extends to all fronts: humanitarian, social, economic, military and political. Over half a million Syrians have been killed, and more than half of the Syrians have become refugees. Much of the country has been destroyed, and the economy has been ruined to such an extent, that the standard of living of most Syrians in the country is now below the poverty line. Inflation and rising prices have made things worse, and imposed sanctions have led to even more suffering among the people. They are hardly effective against the regime’s elite.