Two days after the YPG terror group was removed from Afrin, Some residents of the Syrian town want to return to their homes. However, all routes in are now closed, after eleven people were killed in an explosion.
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.
As Operation Olive Branch enters its third phase, villages in the Afrin region continue to be freed from YPG control. Assed Baig visited one village hours after it was cleared.
Relations between the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have taken another nosedive. A top diplomat in the Gulf state has accused Turkey of not respecting the sovereignty of its Arab neighbours. And as Assed Baig reports, it’s added strain to an already tense relationship.
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.
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.
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.
We speak to our reporter, Assed Baig, who spent the night at the scene of the fire talking to those who escaped and were desperately searching for loved ones.
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.