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    Battle for Aleppo: Will It Define Syria’s Future?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Syrian analyst Kevork Almassian, who grew up in Aleppo, to discuss the implications of the battle that's raging for the city.

    The Syrian Army has sent thousands of reinforcements to the country's largest city after rebel groups including the former al-Nusra Front broke the siege in the east. But the Syrian government claims that they have retaken that ground. Are we witnessing a turning point, or even decisive moment, in Syria’s five year war?

    Turkish President Erdogan has met with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on his first trip abroad since last month’s attempted coup. Peter Lavelle, host of RT's flagship program Crosstalk, discusses if it's back to business as usual between Turkey and Russia, and if Turkey is moving to a new policy on Syria.

    Protesters for and against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff rallied outside of the Senate on Tuesday as lawmakers voted on moving her to within a step of losing office. But do her opponents have the two thirds needed in the Senate to oust her? Becker is joined by Aline C. Piva of Brazilian Expats for Democracy and Brazilian-British analyst Victor Fraga.

    Dilma Rousseff, Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Syria, Russia, Aleppo, Brazil
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