Refugee Crisis: EU deal keeps refugees from crossing to Europe

The European Commission has promised extra funding to compensate Turkey for accommodating more than 3 million Syrian refugees. But many of the refugees who had planned to use Turkey as a staging post, say life there is quite hospitable. Assed Baig traveled to Kayseri in central Anatolia, but he begins his report in the western port city of Izmir.

Read the original article published in TRT World on 17 March 2018

Turkey’s Border Mission: Turkish-backed troops take centre of Afrin

Free Syrian Army soldiers backed by the Turkish military have cleared the town of Afrin of YPG terror group.The forces entered Afrin town centre earlier, on Sunday morning, fulfilling a major objective of operation Olive branch. TRT World correspondent Assed Baig was there as the events unfolded.

Read the original article published in TRT World on 21 January 2018

Roundtable: Has Brexit put the City of London at risk?

Brexit and the City of London. Will the UK’s financial sector flounder without the EU, or is it an opportunity to flourish? Opinion is divided over what Brexit will mean for the City of London. Revenues, jobs and its reputation as a leading global financial centre. Here’s Roundtable correspondent Assed Baig in the City with some of the possible pros and cons.

Read the original article published in TRT World on 29 August 2017

Acid attack on two people in East London – was it a hate crime?

A man who was left with life-changing injuries in an East London acid attack has been telling this programme about his ordeal. Jameel Muhktar was in his car with his cousin Reshem Khan when a toxic substance was sprayed through the window.

There’s been a steep rise in acid attacks in recent years. The Metropolitan Police said there were 261 such attacks, but last year that soared to 454. Today Mr Mukhtar told this programme he believes he was targeted because of his race or religion. Assed Baig reports.

More arrests over London Bridge attack

New CCTV images have emerged which appear to show the moment that armed officers shot the attackers dead in a volley of gunfire. Be warned – there are distressing images in this report by Assed Baig.