Video of children in Aleppo causes Turkish presenters to break down


Scenes from the Syrian war left two Turkish broadcasters in tears during the middle of a report.

Journalist Turgay Güler and professor Mehmet Çelik were presenting a program on the civilians trapped in the besieged city of Aleppo.

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The broadcast aired footage purportedly showing a 5-year-old child in Aleppo undergoing an operation without an anesthetic. Newsy hasn't been able to verify the authenticity of that video.

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A member of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stands near damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine district, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A bus bringing people out of eastern Aleppo drives back in the direction of the besieged rebel enclave, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
Empty buses are seen leaving after the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo was suspended, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A man reacts as he waits with others to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
A man pushes a cart with a woman lying on it as vehicles wait to evacuate people from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Russian soldiers inspect rebels and civilians who were evacuated from rebel-held eastern Aleppo, in the government-held area of al-Ramousah bridge, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A member of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad sits near damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine district, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 16: A convoy including buses and ambulances, evacuating civilians, trying to flee from East Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad regime forces and pro-regime foreign terrorist groups, arrives in Syria's Rashidin area, before the ongoing evacuation of civilians Aleppo was temporarily suspended after pro-regime terrorist groups attacked on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Ahmed Al Ahmed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Members of the Syrian government forces stand guard near buses and ambulances during an evacuation operation of Syrian rebel fighters and civilians from a opposition-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, estimated some 8,500 people had left so far, including around 3,000 rebel fighters. Syrian state media reported a figure of around 8,000. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian government forces and Russian soldiers keep watch as civilians and fighters are evacuated from a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, estimated some 8,500 people had left so far, including around 3,000 rebel fighters. Syrian state media reported a figure of around 8,000. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians are evacuated from a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, estimated some 8,500 people had left so far, including around 3,000 rebel fighters. Syrian state media reported a figure of around 8,000. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad sit on a tank as a convoy of buses and other vehicles bringing people out of eastern Aleppo turns back in the direction of the besieged rebel enclave, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 16: A man carries two children in his arms as a convoy including buses and ambulances, evacuating civilians, trying to flee from East Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad regime forces and pro-regime foreign terrorist groups, arrives in Syria's Rashidin area, before the ongoing evacuation of civilians Aleppo was temporarily suspended after pro-regime terrorist groups attacked on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Ahmed Al Ahmed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 16: A convoy including buses and ambulances, evacuating civilians, trying to flee from East Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad regime forces and pro-regime foreign terrorist groups, arrives in Syria's Rashidin area, before the ongoing evacuation of civilians Aleppo was temporarily suspended after pro-regime terrorist groups attacked on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Ahmed Al Ahmed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 16: A convoy including buses and ambulances, evacuating civilians, trying to flee from East Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad regime forces and pro-regime foreign terrorist groups, arrives in Syria's Rashidin area, before the ongoing evacuation of civilians Aleppo was temporarily suspended after pro-regime terrorist groups attacked on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Ahmed Al Ahmed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Syrian government forces keep watch as civilians and fighters are evacuated from a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, estimated some 8,500 people had left so far, including around 3,000 rebel fighters. Syrian state media reported a figure of around 8,000. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
A convoy of buses and other vehicles bringing people out of eastern Aleppo turns back in the direction of the besieged rebel enclave, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
IDLIB, SYRIA - DECEMBER 16: A convoy including buses and ambulances, evacuating civilians, trying to flee from East Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad regime forces and pro-regime foreign terrorist groups, arrives in Syria's Idlib, which is located near the border with Turkey, on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Gaes sayid/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Medical resources have been in short supply in Aleppo. All of the city's hospitals were destroyed during the fighting — many in bombings carried out by the Syrian regime and its allies.

The Syrian government has retaken nearly all of Aleppo from the hands of rebel fighters. An effort to evacuate civilians from the city has reportedly been suspended.

The U.S. has repeatedly accused the Syrian regime of committing atrocitiies against civilians in the city. During a recent press conference, Secretary of State John Kerry stated, "We have witnessed indiscriminate slaughter, not accidents of war, not collateral damage but frankly, purposeful — a cynical policy of terrorizing civilians."

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Buses which will be used to evacuate civilians leaving from rebel-held areas of Aleppo are seen waiting on December 14, 2016. Thousands of cold and hungry civilians crowded the streets of Aleppo uncertain of their future after their planned evacuation from the last rebel pocket of the city was delayed. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian residents, fleeing violence in the restive Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, arrive in Aleppo's Fardos neighbourhood on December 13, 2016, after regime troops retook the area from rebel fighters. Syrian rebels withdrew from six more neighbourhoods in their one-time bastion of east Aleppo in the face of advancing government troops, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view shows a member of the Syrian pro-government forces holding a Palestinian flag and flashing the sign for victory as he stands on the roof og the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo on December 13, 2016, after they captured the area. After weeks of heavy fighting, regime forces were poised to take full control of Aleppo, dealing the biggest blow to Syria's rebellion in more than five years of civil war. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian civilians leave towards safer rebel-held areas in Aleppo, on December 13, 2016, during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city. UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm over reports of atrocities against civilians Monday, as the battle for Aleppo entered its final phase with Syrian government forces on the verge of retaking rebel-held areas of the city. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian pro-government forces stand on a tank near the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo on December 13, 2016, after they captured the area. After weeks of heavy fighting, regime forces were poised to take full control of Aleppo, dealing the biggest blow to Syria's rebellion in more than five years of civil war. / AFP / Youssef KARWASHAN (Photo credit should read YOUSSEF KARWASHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side on December 13, 2016 during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city. UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm over reports of atrocities against civilians Monday, as the battle for Aleppo entered its final phase with Syrian government forces on the verge of retaking rebel-held areas of the city. / AFP / KARAM AL-MASRI (Photo credit should read KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images)
A bus which will be used to evacuate civilians leaving from rebel-held areas of Aleppo is seen on December 13, 2016. Civilians and rebel fighters were to start evacuating from Syria's Aleppo 'within hours' under a deal reached that would end years of opposition resistance in the city. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Syrian pro-regime fighters, gesture as they drive past residents fleeing violence in the restive Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, in Aleppo's Fardos neighbourhood on December 13, 2016, after regime troops retook the area from rebel fighters. Syrian rebels withdrew from six more neighbourhoods in their one-time bastion of east Aleppo in the face of advancing government troops, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian residents, fleeing violence in the restive Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, arrive in Aleppo's Fardos neighbourhood on December 13, 2016, after regime troops retook the area from rebel fighters. Syrian rebels withdrew from six more neighbourhoods in their one-time bastion of east Aleppo in the face of advancing government troops, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Buses which will be used to evacuate civilians leaving from rebel-held areas of Aleppo are seen waiting on December 14, 2016. Thousands of cold and hungry civilians crowded the streets of Aleppo uncertain of their future after their planned evacuation from the last rebel pocket of the city was delayed. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Throughout the five-year conflict, Turkey has typically sided with the U.S. in calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's removal from power.

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Turkey allows the U.S. to conduct anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria from a Turkish air force base. The country has also been conducting its own airstrikes in the country, though it's also often targeted Kurdish forces supported by the U.S.

But the country has recently been negotiating with Russia — and without the West — for a fresh cease-fire in Syria.

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