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.
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
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 #FocalPoint
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
The War in Syria: Assad regime continues aerial attacks on people
In northwest Syria, more than one a month of regime aerial attacks on civilians has displaced hundreds of thousands. TRT World visited one family whose home was destroyed in one of these attacks. Obaida Hitto sent us this report.
The War in Syria: Idlib facility helps Syrian torture survivors
Nearly 128-thousand inmates are still being held in prisons in Syria under the regime of Bashar al Assad. That's according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Those prisoners are vulnerable to torture and face death. And rights groups report that Syrians who return from abroad,, could easily meet the same fate. Sarah Balter describes what life is like for one survivor.
#Syria, #Idlib, #Torture
The War in Syria: Heightened security in Azaz after Daesh threat
Daesh has lost the last of its territory in Syria. But sleeper cells and fleeing fighters mean the group still presents a serious threat. TRT World's Middle East Correspondent Sara Firth has been on the ground in northern Syria looking at the security situation there and why it's proved such an important area to secure.
#Azaz #Syria #war
9-year-old Amal Alshteiwi commits suicide in Canada after being bullied
Amal Alshteiwi, a 9-year-old Syrian girl, committed suicide in Canada after being constantly bullied in her school. Her family came to Canada three years ago as part of the Canadian government's refugee programme. #Canada #Refugee #bully
The War in Syria: Regime strikes escalate in Idlib’s Khan Shaykhun
The Syrian regime has intensified a shelling campaign on towns in Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 3 civilians were killed, including 2 children in the town of al Hubeit on Monday. And as Natasha Hussain reports, the situation has become truly desperate in Khan Shaykhun.
#Syria #SyrianWar #WarInSyria
Syria Conference: Organizers call for the release of prisoners
Meanwhile an advoacy group is calling for the immediate release of Syrian women and children in regime prisons. More than thirteen thousand women and children were jailed by the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria., and 7,000 of them remain in the prisons. Rights groups say they have been subjected to torture and are living under brutal conditions.
#SyriaConference #prisoners #WarInSyria
The War in Syria: Regime continues shelling in civilian areas
Violations of the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey in northwestern Syria have increased over the last few days. Syrian regime artillery has been shelling villages and towns in rebels-controlled Idlib province. But as Francis Collings reports, its the local civilians and displaced people who are bearing the brunt.
#Syria #Regime #Idlib
The War in Syria: Conditions improve in Afrin since YPG left area
It's been nearly a year since the end of Turkey's military operation in the northern Syrian district of Afrin. The joint operation with opposition fighters in the Free Syrian Army ended the YPG terror group's control of the region. TRT World's Shoaib Hasan has been speaking with local officials who have described how things have changed.
#war #Syria #SyrianWar
The War in Syria: Displaced Syrians look to return home
Meanwhile, Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says the creation of safe zones in northern Syria could help hundreds of thousands more people to return. Officials say that more than 300,000 refugees have returned to Syria from Turkey. Alaattin Kilic went to the northern town of Jarablus and talked to one family hoping to head home.
#WarInSyria #Syria #SyrianWar
NewsFeed – Donald Trump used Twitter to raise stakes with Turkey over Syria
- Twitter as a means of diplomatic comms. Thank you Trump
- Perfect 10 for Katelyn Ohashi
- Egg beats Kylie to become most liked picture on Instagram
- Panda Party in Malaysia
#DonaldTrump #KatelynOhashi #KylieJenner
US out of Syria | Sudanese Spring? | Texas sacks teacher over pro-Israel oath
Donald Trump says Daesh is almost gone and its time his soldiers return home from Syria. But could his decision have a deadly impact on the war? Also, deadly anti-government protests erupt in Sudan. Could they force the president from power? And why was an American teacher fired for not signing a pro-Israel oath?
#Syria #war #israel
Should the United States withdraw from Syria?
Thousands of US soldiers are leaving Syria, and there are fears the consequences could be catastrophic. Could it lead to a Daesh resurgence?
Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group
Attorney formerly with the US Navy
Fadel Abdul Ghany
Founder of the Syrian Network for Human Rights
#Syria #withdrawal #war