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Will the assault on Idlib lead to another refugee crisis?

Idlib - home to an estimated 3 million people - mostly IDPs - is in the crosshairs of Bashar al Assad's forces - Regime soldiers and Iranian-backed mercenaries, fresh off a string of victories - are now massing near - the last rebel stronghold in northwest Syria. Guests: Basak Yavcan Associate Professor of Political Science at TOBB University of Economics and Technology Edouard Rodier Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council Europe. They're facing off against the NLF - or the national liberation front, which is backed by Turkey. And Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate HTS - which controls major population centers including Idlib city. An estimated 60,000 rebel fighters including HTS are in Idlib. The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran have met in Tehran - not to just find common ground on Idlib, but a political solution to the conflict.

Initiative encourages displaced Syrians to grow gardens

Initiative encourages displaced Syrians to grow gardens

Fears of new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib after recent offensive

Fears of new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib after recent offensive

The War in Syria: Orphanage in Idlib becomes home to hundreds

The War in Syria: Orphanage in Idlib becomes home to hundreds

The Idlib offensive

The Idlib offensive

Photos and Video Show Greece Militarising Aegean Islands Close to Türkiye’s Bodrum

Photos and Video Show Greece Militarising Aegean Islands Close to Türkiye’s Bodrum

Protests Erupt After Tunisia’s President Says Islam Will Not Be State Religion

Protests Erupt After Tunisia’s President Says Islam Will Not Be State Religion

What Will Turkiye and Saudi Arabia’s ‘New Era of Co-operation’ Look Like?

What Will Turkiye and Saudi Arabia’s ‘New Era of Co-operation’ Look Like?

World Bank Says Turkiye Can Save Nearly $150 Billion if It Acts on Climate Change

World Bank Says Turkiye Can Save Nearly $150 Billion if It Acts on Climate Change

World Food Programme Halts Food Aid to South Sudan Due to Lack of Funds

World Food Programme Halts Food Aid to South Sudan Due to Lack of Funds

Could Israel and Egypt Become Major Gas Exporters to Europe?

Could Israel and Egypt Become Major Gas Exporters to Europe?

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

D-8 Organization Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Istanbul

D-8 Organization Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Istanbul

Normalisation Process Between Türkiye And Egypt Going Forward

Normalisation Process Between Türkiye And Egypt Going Forward

Is Iran Losing Its Influence in the Region?

Is Iran Losing Its Influence in the Region?

German Intelligence Report Says PKK Is the Biggest Foreign Extremist Group On Its Soil

German Intelligence Report Says PKK Is the Biggest Foreign Extremist Group On Its Soil

Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov Visits Türkiye to Discuss Ukraine Grain Corridor

Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov Visits Türkiye to Discuss Ukraine Grain Corridor

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