British ex-soldier jailed in Turkey for fighting alongside banned Kurdish militia

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Joe Robinson remains on bail and is planning appeal against his conviction

A former British army soldier has been jailed for nearly eight years in Turkey after he was convicted of fighting against the Islamic State terror group alongside a banned Kurdish militia.

Joe Robinson, 25, formerly of Accrington, Lancashire, was sentenced to seven years and six months’ imprisonment for belonging to the YPG, a Kurdish armed group proscribed as terrorists by Turkish law.

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