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
'We Are the Love' campaign highlights plight of Idlib's besieged civilians
Thousands of balloons took to the skies in 15 different cities across the world to raise awareness of the desperate situation in Syria’s Idlib province. #WeAretheLove #Idlib #Syria
The War in Syria: Turkish observation post attacked in Syria
Turkish observation post attacked in Syria.
The War in Syria: Reported gas attack in opposition-held area
Last month, bombs rained down on an opposition-held village in the mountains of northwestern Syria. They released a gas that locals and medical personnel say smelled like chlorine. On the same day, the regime released a statement calling the allegations false. Obaida Hitto has been to the village to investigate.
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