Digging in for the long haul in Turkey: Irish Goal staff Maggie Gallagher, Aileen Wynne and Derek O’Rourke

In the hamlet of Kirikhan, 10 kilometres from the Syrian border, mother of seven Um Mohammad sits on a bare mattress in a damp room. Her husband is mi(...)

Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait for tents in Bab-Al Salam, near the Turkish border crossing. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The arrival of 40,000 refugees at the Turkish border north of Aleppo is a sign of how dramatically the dynamic of the conflict has shifted since Russi(...)

Syrian migrants and refugees on their way through Turkey. In the absence of a safe zone inside Syria, Turkey may be unable to prevent refugees from entering, and subsequently exiting to Europe. Photograph: AFP Photo/Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s recent intervention in the Syrian Civil War has further complicated what was already the most complex conflict of this century. It is likely (...)