Turkey’s Erdogan defiant in face of international condemnation
Donald Trump has described his decision to withdraw American troops from Syria as “strategically brilliant”, declaring that the Kurds he had abandoned were “much safer now” and were “not angels” anyway.
Inside Idlib: Kids scavenging trash for food in Idlib, Syria
Besieged Idlib is now controlled in large part by a coalition of jihadi groups and rebels. With more than four million people still trapped there, with limited access to food and medicines, the most vulnerable are the children. We have been looking at how the youngest victims of war are managing to survive. The filmmaker is Fadi Al Halabi.
Tory MP Tom Tugendhat on Syria: UK hasn’t ‘been firm enough with US’
Tom Tugendhat is the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
British volunteer Lizzie Irvine: Kurds ‘furious and disgusted’ about US withdrawal from northern Syria
Lizzie Irvine is a British volunteer with the Kurds in northern Syria. We asked her what the situation was on the ground.
UK bans new arms sales to Turkey amid war crimes claims
The UN has warned that Turkey could be “deemed responsible” for alleged summary executions that may amount to war crimes, while Britain has banned all new arms sales to Ankara, but has stopped short of putting a halt to shipments of arms already ordered.
Appeals for international intervention as Turkey claims to have captured a key Syrian border town
Turkey’s president has vowed to continue his offensive in Syria, and claims to have taken the border town of Ras al-Ain.
Kurdish activist Elif Sarican: Many Kurds “are choosing to stay” despite Turkish attacks
Cathy Newman is joined by Elif Sarican, a Kurd from Turkey herself, and an activist for the Kurdish Women’s Movement.
Donald Trump faces outrage from his own party over Syria
Well President Trump is facing growing outrage from his own party over his decision to pull US troops out of Syria – the threat of impeachment from House Democrats – and successful legal proceedings which might force the release of his much guarded financial records.
Senior Adviser to President Erdogan: ‘We have had to take matters into our own hands’
We are joined from Istanbul by Gulnur Aybet, senior adviser to President Erdogan.
Inside northern Syria: Five Islamic State militants break out of prison after shelling
Five militants from the extremist Islamic State group have broken out of a Kurdish prison in northern Syria – after Turkish shelling nearby.
Trump’s foreign policy may be seen as ‘open invitation to commit genocide’, warns Turkish Kurd
For more now on the Turkish assault against Syrian Kurdish fighters, which they launched today, we’re joined by Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles – a Turkish Kurd who’s a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.
The gravedigger of Idlib
With Syria’s northeastern border becoming a warzone, as Turkish forces launch their offensive – rebel held Idlib is all too familiar with the reality of near-daily attacks by the Syrian regime and its Russian allies.
Kurds fury as Donald Trump orders US withdrawal from Syria
The Pentagon, apparently wasn’t told… likewise troops on the ground. But amid growing outrage – President Trump has defended his decision to pull US forces away from the Syria-Turkey border – which could pave the way for Turkey to launch an attack against Kurdish fighters who led the allied campaign against the militant Islamic State.
Isis families and fighters flee last battleground of caliphate
In Syria, Kurdish-led forces continue their push to remove the last few hundred Islamic State militants from the east of the country.
Refugee who fled war now aiming for the Olympics
He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…