After a six-hour summit, the Turkish and Russian presidents announced the implementation of a ceasefire in Idlib. Since the ceasefire came into effect, the embattled province has been in a state of calm, offering a respite to the nearly a million Syrians displaced in the region.
The population of Idlib has more than doubled in recent years, as Syrians from across the country found safe haven. Finding the prospect of return to their homes a distant notion, many of them are looking to build new lives.
Turkey has begun work on a new hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, despite concerns that this will result in the displacement of thousands of people and exacerbate water shortages in neighbouring Iraq.
Despite their displacement, the people of Douma have introduced camel meat to Afrin. The people of Douma are known historically for their domestication of camels for meat and have brought this tradition to Afrin.