Mehmet Aksoy: The life and death of British anti-Isis volunteer hailed as a Kurdish hero

Through the back door of a Luton convenience store, and down the steps into the patio-floored garden, Zeynep Aksoy leans against the brick exterior of her home and tells stories of her lost son. Arms crossed, eyes tired and intense, she speaks in Kurdish to an audience of Mehmet’s friends – some of them she is meeting for the first time and others she has known for years – all of them concentrated on her every word.

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