Saturday, 25th March 2023

Idlib: Collapsing Turkish lira makes daily life harder than ever

The Turkish lira is in free fall — with devastating consequences for people in the Syrian region of Idlib. 46-year-old Khadija needs two jobs to provide for her family.


2 Dec 2018
Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad and his allies are getting ready for a final assault on the last rebel stronghold in the country, Idlib.
6 Jul 2019
An estimated three million people live in Idlib province. According to UN figures, 1.1 million are internally displaced. Many live in overcrowded refugee camps. The UN has warned of a "humanitarian disaster" in the province.
16 Sep 2019
Turkey says the Russian-backed Syrian offensive violates a truce deal between Moscow and Ankara. The advance has exacerbated Syria's humanitarian disaster and threatened Turkey with mass refugee flows.
1 Sep 2019
A man mourns over his three children and nephew as other victims are treated at a make-shift hospital south of Syria's northern Idlib province following regime strikes, as Damascus presses an offensive against the jihadist-run bastion.
16 Sep 2019
After a new sexual misconduct allegation was made against the US Supreme Court justice, President Trump took to Twitter in a vehement defense, and Democratic presidential candidates called for an investigation.
29 Dec 2019
Two Syrian families pack their bags and flee their homes not knowing where to go. Like them, tens of thousands of people have fled Maaret al-Numan region, located in jihadist-held Idlib province, since December 16, following an uptick in airstrikes, according to the United Nations.
23 Dec 2019
Syrians flee in mass in vehicles filled with their belongings the Maaret al-Numan region, located in jihadist-held Idlib province, following an uptick in air strikes.
10 Feb 2020
An analysis of text and video messages from jihadis in Idlib reveals over 60 Germans among their ranks, German media has reported. Syrian President Bashar Assad is determined to retake the region.
7 Mar 2020
To the south, Syria and Idlib province where Ankara says it is now directly targeting pro-Assad forces after last week's killing in an air strike of 34 Turkish soldiers. With Russia backing Damascus in its bid to retake the last-rebel held enclave in Syria, we ask just how far it can escalate between now and Thursday's planned trip by Turkey's President to Moscow.
8 Mar 2020
However, Berlin has attached strict conditions to the additional funds for the UN. Germany's foreign minister said it was up to Turkey and Russia to fulfill the requirements.
13 Aug 2020
The Turkish currency has hit record lows against the euro and US dollar, despite efforts by its central bank to stop the rot. The fall comes as the effects of the global pandemic and poor economic policy converge.
17 Mar 2021
When protests first flared in 2011 against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Ahmad Mansour took to the streets of Aleppo with his high school-age peers. But as the uprising morphed into armed clashes, he joined the ranks of the armed opposition. Ten years later, he is still fighting. Now the head of his own battalion in Idlib, the 26-year-old has lost countless comrades, but his stance against Assad is unwavering.