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Abandoned by the world, “Aleppo is sinking into darkness”


In mid-July, government forces closed in on the Castello Road, a bombed-out highway running out of east Aleppo that for months served as the final lifeline for the city’s rebels. With Castello closed, Syria’s largest city has been under siege for around two weeks

Foreign press in Turkey face prison and fines if they “exaggerate”


Following the failed coup, the Turkish press is going through one of its worst periods in terms of safety and freedom of expression. But the international media has also been placed under close surveillance by the Turkish authorities and has become the target of attacks on social media