As the Syrian regime attempts to retake eastern Ghouta, at least 50,000 people have recently fled. Their attacks have killed about 1,400 civilians in the last month alone.
Idlib sanctuary offers cats refuge from war
A sanctuary in Idlib provides a home for more than 1,000 cats which were injured or abandoned during the war in Syria’s northwest. #Syria #Idlib #cats
10 YEARS OF WAR IN SYRIA: Denmark tells refugees to return
Who can say when it’s safe to return to a country that’s been at war for 10 years? Denmark’s telling some refugees they should go back to Syria.
Middle East Researcher at Roskilde University
Foreign Policy Analyst
Refugee and Migrant Rights Director at Amnesty International UK
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Syria: A Decade of Conflict
A war that's now raged for ten years.
Almost 600,000 people killed, two million others injured, and five million civilians forced out of their homes.
Tune in to TRT World from March 15 to 19 for our special coverage of the 10th anniversary of the #Syrianwar.
A Butcher by Any Other Name: The Hunt for Syria's War Criminals - Focal Point
New shocking revelations are uncovered in this short documentary on war crimes committed by senior Assad regime figures, as we speak with prosecutors and human rights activists who gained access to top secret regime documents and a military defector whose collection of tens of thousands of photographs of victims is helping spearhead an effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.
#AssadRegime #SyrianWar #Assad
Has Life in Gaza Become Unlivable?
The Gaza strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth, and one of the most impoverished. Existence there means unsafe drinking water, few jobs, even fewer basic necessities and almost no chance of leaving. So, has life in Gaza become unlivable? And what responsibility does Israel have?
President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security
Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council
Former USAID Assistant for the West Bank and Gaza
Gaza: The Point of No Return?
Six thousand people are packed into every single one of the Gaza Strip's 365 square kilometres. They live under a crippling blockade and a sky from which mortars and bombs rain down. It is a difficult life in a besieged territory, a narrow piece of land where people have long been short on hope and are almost entirely reliant on the outside world. Hyder Abbasi travelled to the Gaza Strip to find out if communities have given up.
Idlib Crisis: Turkey-Russia Relations
Turkey and Russia back rival sides in the Syrian war. Ankara supports the opposition, while Moscow has propped up the Assad regime. In the past week, the two sides have come the closest yet to direct conflict. A Syrian regime air strike in the Idlib de-escalation zone last Thursday killed more than 30 Turkish soldiers. Turkey responded with Operation Spring Shield, and has neutralised more than 3,000 regime soldiers. Presidents Erdogan and Putin sat down for urgent talks in Moscow. So, can they reach a ceasefire in Idlib?
Professor of International Relations at Marmara University
Former Kremlin Adviser and Political Commentator
Co-founder of Syrian Opposition Group 'People Demand Change'
Former Europe/NATO Chief of Staff of US Defense Department
Idlib Crisis: Turkey Launches Operation Spring Shield
Turkey has made good on its threat to hold the Syrian regime accountable for its continued aggression. It announced Operation Spring Shield on March 1, just days after an air strike in the same area killed at least 35 Turkish soldiers. Now Russia says it will deploy military police to the strategic town of Saraqeb, the site of heavy fighting. Meanwhile, migrants continue to make their way to Europe, days after Turkey announced it would no longer hold them back. So where will Turkey's latest mission lead? And how will the new migrant crisis unfold?
Former US Ambassador
Political Analyst at SETA Research Centre
Idlib: Syria’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis
Nearly a million Syrians have been internally displaced in Idlib in the last three months alone. TRT Middle East Correspondent Sara Firth reports from the Turkey-Syria border where many Syrians have been caught in an increasingly desperate situation.
Syrian Regime Air Strike Kills 33 Turkish Soldiers
Syrian regime air strikes killed 33 Turkish soldiers on Thursday, in an escalation that Ankara describes as an act of war. In retaliation, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara struck at least 200 regime targets. In Brussels, NATO has called on Russia and the Syrian regime to end the indiscriminate bombing of Idlib, where a million people have been driven from their homes since December. And as the humanitarian crisis in Syria worsens, Turkey says it can no longer prevent refugees from crossing its borders towards Europe.
Assistant Professor at Ibn Haldun University
Manager of TRT World Research Centre
Associate Professor at Hasan Kalyoncu University
Is the Syrian War Taking a Dangerous Turn?
The last bastion of opposition against Bashar al Assad is being pushed to the brink by an intensifying military assault. The Syrian regime's attempt to conquer Idlib province by force has also led to the death of several Turkish military personnel, who were stationed in a de-escalation zone. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the attack is the beginning of a new period, and warned that the Syrian regime must withdraw to a previous ceasefire line, or face the consequences. Will the war in Syria enter a new dangerous chapter?
Lecturer at Ibn Haldun University
Co-founder of the Maram Foundation
Regime continues attacks on Idlib, killing women and children
A ceasefire is brokered in northwestern Syrian city of Idlib by Turkey's President Erdogan during meetings with his Russian counterpart Putin in Istanbul on Wednesday. Just ahead of the ceasefire, Russia-backed Syrian regime’s bombing raids killed at least 18 civilians. That includes women and children.
Idlib, is the last part of Syria not controlled by the regime and has endured months of bombing by the regime and its main ally, Russia.
A TRT World team arrived in Idlib shortly after those attacks and sent us this report.
#SyriaCeasefire #IdlibBombing #RussiaSyria
Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria: Erdogan
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle another wave of migrants from Syria as the Syrian regime and Russia continue to bombard Idlib, prompting tens of thousands of Syrians to flee their homes. #syria #Idlib #civilians
Turkey and NATO | Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Turkey has criticized fellow NATO members for ignoring its national security concerns, which include threats posed by terrorist groups along its border with Syria. The row is just the latest sticking point in a series of differences that have divided the seven-decade-old alliance. So, has Turkey drifted away from the alliance, as some members claim? Plus, the European Union promised Turkey 6 billion euros to help shoulder the cost of hosting millions of Syria refugees but less than half of that has actually been sent. We ask whether the refugee issue will become a permanent hurdle between Turkey and its European partners.
Assistant Professor at Bilkent University
Dean at MEF University
Deniz Senol Sert
Associate Professor at Ozyegin University
Jasmine el Gamal
Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council
Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Turkey’s European partners have failed to keep their promises of helping Turkey with the billions of dollars needed to host more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees. Ankara signed a migrant deal with the European Union (EU) back in 2016 that dramatically decreased the flow of refugees into Europe but the EU squarely put the cost of protecting its borders on Turkey. So, will the refugee issue become a permanent hurdle between Turkey and the EU?
Deniz Senol Sert
Associate Professor at Ozyegin University
Jasmine el Gamal
Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council
Arming One Terrorist Group Against Another
Arming one terrorist group to fight another. That's been the US policy in Syria for the past several years. Starting in 2015, the US armed and trained the YPG to fight Daesh, despite knowing it had links to the PKK terror group. The Turkish government criticized the move from the start, and warned of consequences, which are playing out today in northern Syria under Operation Peace Spring. And after initially declaring his indifference, President Trump switched between defending his abandonment of the YPG and the withdrawal of US troops, to imposing sanctions on Turkey. So how did we get here? How did these two NATO allies drift so far apart? Aadel Haleem has this report.
Syria’s ‘Safe Zone’
Turkey and the United States are still trying to iron out their differences over Syria. And while they've agreed to a safe zone, the central issue remains: that the US supports the YPG terror group, despite Turkish opposition. Abubakr al Shamahi has this report from Akcakale on the Turkey-Syria border.
The War in Syria: UN says cluster bombs used on civilians in Idlib
Throughout the war in Syria, the volunteers belonging to the White Helmets have become known for risking their lives to save people from bombed out buildings. Now, they're on the move again, responding to attacks on Syrian villages in Idlib Province. Sarah Balter has more.
The War in Syria: People return despite massive bombardment
Our correspondent Obaida Hitto reports from Idlib.
The War in Syria: Regime attacks pummel Idlib province
Despite calls from the UN for the Russian-backed regime to stop the strikes, their jets are still targeting civilian homes, hospitals, markets and medical workers in Northwest Syria.
#SyrianWar #Syria #WarInSyria
The War in Syria: UN says YPG terror group recruiting child soldiers
Security analyst Murat Aslan talks about YPG's recruitment of child soldiers.
The War in Syria: 13th round of Astana peace talks to begin
The 13th round of the Astana Process peace talks will take place on the first and second of August. Ahead of the talks, the head of the Syrian opposition delegation Ahmad Toma spoke to media in Istanbul. He says the international community has failed the Syrian people.
The War in Syria: Russia and regime are shelling people in Idlib
The UN secretary general has urged Russia and Turkey to help stabilise the situation in Syria's Idlib province 'without delay'. At least five people have been killed by Russia and regime air strikes in the latest attacks. Hundreds of civilians have died since the offensive on Idlib began at the end of April.
#Syria #war #Idlib
The War in Syria: Regime jets hit Idlib, Hama despite truce