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 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: he has vowed  to devote equal energy to combatting Islamic State jihadists and Syrian Kurdish fighters. Photograph: AFP Photo / Turkey’s Presidential Press Service /Yasin Bulbul/Getty Images

Signals from Ankara and events on the ground suggest Turkey’s operation in northern Syria may be anything but a short-term incursion, a situation that(...)

A man rides  past a house hit by rockets  from Syria in Turkey’s  border town of Kilis. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

If it weren’t for the low bellow of fighter jets swirling in the cloudy sky overhead, this might just be any other town in rural Anatolia. Kilis is a (...)

A near empty street in Kilis on May 8th after several rockets fell on the town from the nearby Turkey-Syria border. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Fears from her past returned for Syrian woman Alia Baraka at about 12.30pm on a recent Friday. The woman, from Ashrafiyeh in Aleppo, was in the top-(...)

Syrian children take part in a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on Sunday. More than a week of fighting in Syria’s second city has killed hundreds of civilians and left a UN-backed peace process hanging by a thread. Concern has been growing that the fighting in Aleppo will lead to the complete collapse of a landmark ceasefire between president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and non-jihadist rebels that was brokered by Moscow and Washington. Photograph: Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images

Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation o(...)