Is-fighting Brit jailed
A FORMER British soldier has been jailed for sevenand-a-half years in Turkey, accused of fighting against Islamic State terrorists.
Joe Robinson, 25, from Accrington, Lancashire, was the first Briton to be arrested over helping Kurdish forces against IS.
He spent four weeks as a combat medic with the People’s Protection Units of Syrian Kurdistan in 2015.
Turks are angry at their links to fighters for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey.
Robinson was held on a family holiday in Turkey in July last year. His family has appealed for Theresa May to help to win his release.
He toured Afghanistan with the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in 2012 before going to Syria.
About 700 Britons are thought to have joined IS, including girls. Only a handful have been charged with terror offences.
APPEAL: Joe Robinson
TRAMPLED: Finn, three