One of our guides sighed. “Trump bi namoose,” he said to me in Kurdish. “Trump has no honour.”…

From the moment we arrived in Qamishli, ordinary Kurds from baker to waiter asked “why did Trump sell us out?” This is a traditional society that prides itself on a code of honour and do not understand why they have effectively been cut loose.

“America stabbed us in the back… Trump sold us… we were betrayed,” we heard said, again and again…

The Kurds lost 11,000 men and women battling against IS. “The fight wasn’t ours only, we fought on behalf of humanity,” the man says. “Where is the international community, why don’t they stop Erdogan?”