Joe Robinson is charged with membership of terrorist organisation after fighting with US-backed Kurdish group in Syria in 2015

The family of a former British soldier arrested in Turkey after fighting against Isis in Syria have begged Theresa May for help after his lawyer revealed he has been charged with “being a member of a terrorist organisation”.

Joe Robinson, 24, from Accrington, Lancashire, is facing up to 16 years in a Turkish prison, after he spent four weeks as a combat medic with the People’s Protection Units of Syrian Kurdistan (YPG) in 2015, said his solicitor Kaya Sertkaya.

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