Margaret Owen says the UK is complicit in Erdoğan’s offensive into north-eastern Syria and as guilty as Trump in allowing this invasion, Andy Brown suggests kicking Turkey out of Nato, Anthony Bradley asks what can be done to help the victims. Plus letters from David Bricknell and Sibyl GrundbergThis betrayal of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) is sickening (Turkey launches Syria strikes as Trump scorns America’s Kurdish allies, 10 October).

It is they who have been fighting Isis as the most reliable local forces on the ground, who liberated Kobane and Raqqa, who host the many refugees of all ethnicities and religions in their autonomous administration, Rojava, and hold many Isis members captive.

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