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and. friday's bombardment is the most intense round of airstrikes and moms the u.n. and aid agencies are warning that a full blown military offensive in will have devastating consequences on the population more than half of whom are internally displaced while al jazeera is in a village in aleppo province also seen some of the heaviest airstrikes recently. a new massacre has been committed by the russian warplanes here in the village of cobra in the western countries are developing. this village has seen for aerial rates during each of which four missiles have been launched in residential areas this led to the killing of more than thirty civilians most of them women and children the destruction is that massive as you can see rescue teams are working hard to find survivors trapped under the rubble this area comes within
the deescalation plan but it's still suffering damage and casualties following the russian. meanwhile there's also been big air raids in southern and northern where dozens of people have lost their lives to remain here now anti-government protesters have been rallying for a second day after more than four hundred were injured in violence with police on friday thousands of people have gathered in the capital book arresting against the ruling social democrats many of them remain ex-pats who've returned home to protest against corruption. as a journalist who has been covering those rallies and. he thinks the government action will fuel more protests. in. the protests last night one against we may see another couple of nights protests getting a bit smaller. but the troops. this movement in general will
continue because the government is continuing to firstly these measures that anger so many people and they will continue to do that it looks like you know they show no sign of changing their policies and the protesters will continue to take to the streets so in the short term we will probably see them protest against more nights and will maybe one or two more nights and then maybe even stop for a little while but in a month two months chances are tens of thousands will be back in the streets once more. still ahead on the ballot or the time security and lolling as voters prepare to cast their ballot in sunday's presidential runoff and. now about and look a prize winning author vs life form dies at the age of eighty five.
from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello southwest china is a pretty wet place them tick lee harvey now and this collision here in the focus is just persistence of rain not much has been reported yet but it's certainly for you know probably reach hong-kong the same time in the at your screen is a tropical depression on its way up to shanghai it's got a name yagi but it's not to develop very much more basically just a lot of rain to run through shanghai the same time for the south this weakens come monday but by that time you've got one to three hundred millimeters of rain to spread out from the pearl river eastwards towards home kong south of that is where the philippines now and in the forecast less so for vietnam you can see a sudden edges of the significant cloud north coming on tom but could see some more showers and same is true in slow icy south of that as increasing cloud in java and
bali but possibly no more than that in this case maybe in singapore but most likely could be further north sea fund anything like that the monsoon rains of pepped up again in order pradesh and around the pole pretty widespread throughout india nepal and further south towards straight line through the clouds suggest which is about right for this time of the. the with sponsored boycotts on. both. the you think the main one talking about passing for women's liberation. three victories for anybody sexual assault continue an iconic feminist and seven right away for solution yes we need to do some waves on dearborn on lot of people so maybe his son goes head to head with. i can't do anything else on the.
good to have you with us on the island as they are and these are our top stories thousands of people have been protesting against israel's controversial nation state law and central part of the the law officially affirms israel's jewish character and jewish settlements as a national value critics say the law makes long jewish minorities second class citizens the u.n. special envoy says talks between warring parties next month will focus on a transitional government and laying down arms and a national criticism has been growing of the airstrikes by the solve the erotic coalition which had a boss full of school children and take government protesters have been rallying
for a second day in romania after more than four hundred were injured in violence with police on friday they're accusing the ruling social democrats of corruption. german chancellor angela merkel says no european union member can avoid the challenge of migration she made the comments at a meeting with spain's prime minister pedro sanchez as a migrant exchange between the two countries comes. to effect sun a guy a guy reports. a city in southern spain may be an application for two european leaders to partner up over a divisive issue migration and agreement the german chancellor hopes will help quell the argument over the refugee crisis with the help of fellow member european union countries here. we are just a few kilometers from the african coast similar to multiple sicily so this is a challenge we must cope with together and no country can dodge this task. the aim
to stop refugees and migrants using the border free schenkkan zone to travel to germany a country that has taken in already more than a million asylum seekers since two thousand and fifteen those who are already registered in spain will be refused entry at the german border and deported within forty eight hours. we want the solidarity of the e.u. and its members with this migration challenge that we're facing in our country also accept our responsibility regarding the control of secondary movements that are affecting in this case germany. if this bilateral agreement sounds familiar that's because it is it's based on the existing dublin agreement that was suspended by mrs merkel and twenty fifteen as a result of the refugee problems that year the german government has portrayed the deal as a breakthrough in the current immigration crisis a similar pact is also being made with greece and there was never any doubt that this agreement with spain would go ahead as spain has recently become the new
preferred route for asylum seekers attempting to reach europe and there are fears that it will be yet another transit point for migrants to reach germany germany is also working with italy to agree a similar deal a challenge given the anti immigration stance from politicians now in its government so a diagonal al-jazeera. to the us now when and the fascist rally has been taking place in the city of charlottesville the scene of white supremacist violence that killed an unarmed protest in last year this time peaceful demonstrations are being held amid a tight security presence that's currently under a state of emergency ahead of planned rallies on sunday more than seven hundred state police are on standby to prevent any violence and as andy gallagher of a port city is still struggling to move past last year's events. it began with a fight to remove statues of confederate soldiers who fought for the right to keep
slaves events in charlottesville last year turned violent white nationalist support running battles with counter protesters in scenes that shocked the world when one member of the so-called right drove his car into a crowd thirty two year old head to higher was killed i'm training the next generation of activist advocates in our eyes in the years since susan bro established a foundation in her daughter's name and remains committed to fighting racial intolerance wish is that her daughter's sacrifice will not be forgotten the hope that i have for the future is that i see more people waking up i see more people taking us they're young and old and young not just young so often times change is driven by the young and the old don't buy into it i'm seeing more cross generational awakening that gives me hope. over the last twelve months
charlottesville has been through a lot of soul searching the confederate statues still stand and some here blame last year's tragic events on external forces others though say what happened is a reflection of a city still dealing with racism yeah it feels like i'm not included in the narrative of my town associate professor in black lives matter activist julian schmidt says charlottesville needs to address its past and known up to persistent problems this was an extreme example physically violent example of the white supremacy which pervades every day you know as i mentioned you know we had problems with affordable housing with stop and frisk you know all these sorts of things so that the white supremacy is here and it's been here for a long time most of the reporters in charlottesville za local newspaper covered last year's events night at a to mark newton says the only positive change is the damage done to the so-called right movement but it seems like there is a lot of disarray charlottesville did
a lot of damage to their kind of credibility and their ability to form a year later the city is still reeling from events that tarnish its reputation as the happiest city in america dozens of officials resigned after last year a new leadership is in place but deep scars remain and they go across charlottesville virginia. turkey's president has vowed to defy what he describes as u.s. attempts to undermine his country's economy. opinion piece in the new york times one of us must respect sovereignty over their partnership could be in jeopardy he says his country will sink a new friends and allies a few u.s. pressure continues u.s. president on trump announced this week that he would double steel and aliment. yes there's an old if you have dollars under your pillow take days out if you have euros take days out if you have gold take days out i am talking to those who have known immediately give these to the banks and convert to turkish lira and by doing
this we fight this war of independence and the future it's wrong to try to bring turkey in line for a pastor i am once again calling on those in america it is a pity you chose a pastor of your strategic partner in nato. now people in mali are preparing to vote in the presidential runoff on sunday kate is expected to return to power for a five year term he's facing opposition leaders to melee say say trailed behind him and the first round of all it will take place in the fears of ethnic violence and accusations of election fraud mohamed a report from the capital bamako. the results of the first round two weeks ago gave forty one percent of the vote while his main rival got close to eighteen percent was accused of fraud by opposition leaders but you are going. to get a low result in the election is indeed heartbreaking but you cannot accuse president
being behind that figure it's the decision of the million people which reflects their judgment of you. meanwhile was repeating the claims. once again i am asking for your vote so that together we can achieve the dream and the destiny that i have for mali i don't need to remind you of the grave in multiple illegalities of the first round which amount to political banditry they were a criminal breach of the law and of human dignity one day the reality will be clear to all and it will shame those who have dirty their hands with fraud and corruption . did borstal what he described as a major success in the first round his the first opposition candidate in the democratic history of mali to take a sitting president to on of but his hopes of a united front by the other opposition parties have been partly dust by that if users of many first round losing candidates to endorse him the government has also
closed down a local radio station that supports sisi accusing it of inciting violence and hate speech says his supporters organize a rally on saturday to protest the alleged electoral violations and to warn against a repeat violence was reported in. at least a fifth of the twenty three thousand polling stations on july twenty ninth no vote took place at all in three percent of those centers and four soldiers were killed in an ambush as the convoy carrying election material since then ethnic violence has worsened in the central region of moti as dozens of learned herdsman have been killed by rival bombs or hunters the e.u. has expressed concern over security and the government to govern a free and fair enough for the leaders the focus now is on the vote but for millions there is a desire to see that democracy does not fall victim to power struggles president is trying to stay in power he has supporters and means but his opponents are preparing
a fresh offensive and many are curious to see if mali is will for the first time manage to change their leaders through the ballot box. doesn't bob where now with the supreme court has two weeks to rule on a legal challenge against president. elect victory the main opposition party insists as leader won last week's vote but supporters say the election was free and fair had a metasearch report from harare. it's the first time in zimbabwe's history the inauguration of a president has had to be postponed the main opposition leader nelson chamisa filed a court application on friday challenging president election victory the move to stop sunday swearing in ceremony from taking place well basically. the country has to wait until it gets a president and that is dependent upon what the court says and with it takes
a maximum of fourteen days so that means everybody has to it including the international community leaders in the opposition m.d.c. alliance say the evidence they filed in court proves last month's vote the first since it was forced to resign as president. it was rigged they say nelson chamisa one we had an opportunity of the demise. to do things right. conduct and manage a free and credible election which is a very simple task but you have decided that it must be a simple task by interfering in dissolute process election officials deny allegations of voter fixing officials in the ruling party say they are not worried about the court challenge nor they were there when. you committed serious so what's going to happen is going to be thrown out when what are they going to say oh the courts are biased that's a get out of jail card statement which is quite unfortunate again because that will
mean want to using. western governments and investors will be closely watching to see how independent zimbabwe as you decide he will be this is where the inauguration was supposed to happen the national sports stadium if the constitutional court orders a first election that has to take place within sixty days the military is busy rehearsing for the annual defense forces day celebrations on tuesday a public holiday but everyone here is keen to know how strong the evidence by the opposition is and whether it could change the election result. or her. aid is still on the indonesian island of lombok with three hundred eighty seven people died in last week's earthquake the air force has delivered ninety tons of aid including food medicine tents and blankets almost three hundred ninety thousand people are now homeless or displaced. the indian state of carolina is on high alert after at least thirty four people died during one of the region's worst floods
heavy rains have destroyed farmlands and falls more than thirty one thousand people from their homes authorities have released water from twenty five dams because they had reached full capacity. now before we go we want to tell you about the passing of a literary giant vs my paul died at his home in london on saturday in two thousand and one he was the winner of the nobel prize for literature by paul was born in trinidad and wrote dozens of books many dealing with colonialism and its legacy fans on social media have been expressing their sadness at the loss of the author his wife called him a giant and all that he achieved my paul was eighty five. and again all of the parana men die hard with the headlines on al-jazeera thousands of people and tell of a of have been protesting against israel's controversial nation state
demonstrations said the law is undemocratic and marginalize israel's long jewish citizens the bill which passed last month officially defined israel as a jewish state and made hebrew the only official language downgrading the status of arabic. or you and delegation is in gaza for meetings with hamas officials to deescalate tensions with israel meanwhile funerals were held for the three palestinians including a medic who were killed by israeli forces on friday there have been protests for twenty weeks at the guards at israel's border fence demonstrators have been demanding the right of return for palestinian refugees. the u.n. special envoy to yemen says talks between warring parties next month will focus on a transitional government and laying down arms but before those talks can even begin to solve the iraqi coalition air strike killed dozens of children in a. stronghold in the north funerals were held for those killed but some parents are
still looking for their children among the debris. syrian government is strikes backed by russia have killed dozens of civilians of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the north twenty eight children are among the dead and province and nearby aleppo friday's bombardment is the most intense round of air strikes and months to government protesters have been rallying for a second day in romania after more than four hundred were injured in violence with police on friday thousands of people have gathered in the capital book arrests to protest against the ruling social democrats. and anti fascist rallies taking place in the city of charlottesville the scene of wipes a pen supremacist violence that killed an unarmed protest in last year this time peaceful demonstrations are being held amid a tight security presence the city is under a state of emergency ahead of planned rallies sunday. well those are the headlines on al-jazeera but do stay with us and find stories
coming up next thank you for watching. relations between the u.s. and turkey are at crisis point donald trump impose a straight tariffs on ankara and turkish president and no one warns of the consequences of such action which ties between the countries deteriorate even further or can they be contained this is inside story.
hello and welcome to the program how about that hamid tension is growing between the u.s. and turkey on friday u.s. president donald trump announced he is doubling tariffs on turkish steel and island minion turkey warned it would be retaliated against a u.s. move they are fears the dispute could hurt turkey's economy more the turkish lira has hit record lows against the dollar in recent days the row is related to did that then sion of u.s. pastor andrew bronson on terror related charges in turkey but the differences between the two nato allies have been widening over a number of issues kimberly hackett reports from washington. it was just the beginning an unsuccessful twenty sixteen coup against turkish president wretch of tie up to one and when the u.s. refused to extradite the cleric for tula glenn accused of leading the attempted overthrow and who resides in the united states things got even worse this is the
worst crisis and u.s. turkish relations since the u.s. congress imposed a total arms embargo on turkey right in the at the height of the cold war. on friday u.s. president donald trump tweeted that he was doubling steel and aluminum tariffs on turkey saying our relations with turkey are not good at this time the latest move comes during a diplomatic route over this man an american pastor named andrew bronson he was accused of spying for the united states arrested and jailed in the aftermath of the twenty sixteen coup the u.s. denies the charges defended by even jellicoe christians like vice president mike pence pastor andrew bronson is an innocent man. there is no credible evidence against him after july nato meeting trump thought he had a deal to secure brunson's release instead brunson was placed under house arrest when his trial continued outraging trump the u.s.
responded leveling sanctions against the turkish interior and justice minister the dispute over the pastor is just part of an escalating feud between trump and. last year americans were outraged as heir to one watch from his embassy in washington where his security detail beat peaceful protesters and later sanctioned by american authorities u.s. support for kurdish fighters in the battle against iceland syria particularly the group known as the y p g has also deeply upset the turks who consider the y p g a terrorist organization the dispute has sent turkey's leader up plummeting losing a third of its value this year president trogs tariffs against turkey only adds to an ongoing trade war with allies like the european union and trading partners like china in two weeks the u.s. will tariff even more chinese goods it is an ass collating trade war now with
a new front given the u.s. and turkish leaders both have a reputation for not backing down kimberly help at al-jazeera washington. turkey's president has written an opinion piece in the new york times warning that the u.s. must respect turkey's sovereignty or their partnership could be in jeopardy he said at a time when evil continues to nerk around the world unilateral actions against turkey by the united states are of decades will only serve to undermine american interests and security. before it is too late washington must give up the misguided notion that our relationship can be as symmetrical and come to terms with the fact that turkey has altoona divs failure to reverse this trend of unilateralism and disrespect will require us to start looking for new friends and allies so let's
bring our guests now joining us from rally in north carolina is robert pierson former u.s. ambassador to turkey in ankara routine at them and the rector of foreign policy research a defunct asian for political economic and social research also known as sita and from new york by skype emitter beside the c.e.o. and co-founder of foreign policy interrupted an organization to increase female voices in the media was a focus on foreign policy coverage thank you all for joining us robert pierson let me start with you. pastor bronson was actually detained twenty months twenty one months ago in after mass of the failed coup why is that an issue now. it's been an issue since then there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that's credible if you read the text of the testimony against him it is absolutely not
believable he's supposed to be cooperating with terrorist and at the same time he's supposed to be cooperating with mr arrogance closest political ally for ten years so there is a solution to this problem if i may say so it's very straightforward mr bronson should be allowed to return to the united states for medical care and the charges can be left as they are but mr bronson can go home with his family and to his family and secondly on the economic side two simple steps are required one mr iraq can work with the group he described his press conference yesterday to announce a new reform program for the turkish economy based on turkey's own principles and one would be to use interest rates temporarily to re firm the lehrer's value and secondly to undertake a thorough reform of the turkish economy along principles that would help turkey be
more competitive in the international arena and that would allow both countries to then turn to the issues that are in front of them without having to end up this process by pointing the other by making the other one responsible for the damage so i hope that they'll consider these three steps because they could easily end this issue and we could go on to the more serious strategic issues that face us so. there is also a second u.s. citizen who is detained and tricky he is a dual national tricky to kish american ease and not scientists but we hear nothing about him so is there more really than just the fate of pastor branson that is at stake here yeah i mean we haven't heard. the trumpet ministration talk about sarah connor who is the nasa scientist as you said it's all turkish and american citizens
let's put this into perspective you know and they're up to twentieth century the united states and turkey had very much a a relationship based on geopolitics where it was on a wide perspective and they looked at what is going to benefit both countries what you've seen over the past two weeks flare up precisely between tromping ever wants the individuals and cells is two individuals who are teaching cheap political shots domestic points the the the plane for releasing it into bronze and was really it's really upset me for to appeal to donald trump's conservative christian base here in the united states and it's precisely what we don't hear not only about the nasa scientists but we also don't hear about the three turkish nationals that are being held the three turkish nationals that have been working at u.s. consulates throughout to ricky and are being held on the scene charges the wrong
brunson has been. detained not so you think that the release of pastor brunson could play in the midterm elections. you know i definitely think that i don't think of the trumpet ministration as thinking that widely i think that any six any political points that they can score i think right now you have to also take a look at trump on the world stage mean he really took a lot of flak for his appearance with a lot of your in helsinki and the way that he deflected. you know the notion that russia could have hacked in on our of the american elections and you even saw his his traditional base push back on him i think trump was feeling a little fragile on the world stage his performance at the nato summit last month did not go well it certainly did not go well when he went to canada for the g.
seven summit and so i think what he's looking for is easy political points and you know meeting with kim jong un you know back in may certainly was a point to do that and i think trying to antagonize turkey which is a majority muslim country does play into his base. move it in that amount from the american point of view there was a request from president to release a turkish national who was detained in the u.s. and he was released and according to some reports also there was another turkish national who was detained in israel who was also released so what happened there why is there is this blockage on pastor brunson. well. first of all i don't think the pastor bronson issue is. one of the main reasons for this tense relations between the two countries to me it's more
it's much more a result of other issues other vital issues especially for the turkish side you know when you look at the last several years we have been witnessing that the united states administration has been supporting two main terrorist organizations namely p k k and its affiliated organizations in northern syria and the fed which is widely believed that was behind the failed quit time two years ago and both actors are heavily supported by the united states so the timing of the branston issue is to me. is about american domestic issues it's not directly about turkish american relations so it's not a big issue for the two countries when it comes to releasing some and not releasing some others we see that you know thousands of pages of credible claims have been
sent to the united states to extradite the leader of the defector organization the federal the u.n. which is a who is hosted in pennsylvania but the united states remains reluctant all these all these demands from the turkish side so when. we see that the tramp and some of his men they have been they began to use attracting insulting and on fortunately unilateral aggressive language towards the the turkish administration which created the consolidation of a kind of nash. unity against the united states and it would hardly anti-americanism in turkey you know just yesterday and today the leader of the leaders of the opposition party even. made some declarations some
explanations against trump tweets and this unilateral and aggressive language policy discourse from the american side so unfortunately we just try to mask the real issues by considering this bronston issue as one of the main focal points between the two countries so. can you not read united says the american side has been hijacking the issue unfortunately. robert pearson i'd like to know if you think that the united states have been hijacking the issue but first you know the world unilateralist is something that president air to one wrote in his opinion piece something that other world leaders have complained about the current us administration is this something that is actually
playing in favor of do you as or do you think it's in ating old allies and friends around the world. i think that mr trump is a very aggressive president and he's taken very aggressive steps i don't think this problem is a global problem at all i think that this problem is bounded and i two or three things that are very important the united states has always condemned the p.k. k. and always work with turkey including intelligence cooperation against the p.k. k. the united states has never ever supported the p.k. k. when the when isis invaded syria it attacked the kurds the kurds did not attack isis and when the kurds asked for help turkey declined the us agreed to help and now isis has been largely defeated secondly this is actually about the relationship for years turkey has used the most abusive language about the united
states and about its about its leaders president obama was accused of direct knowledge of the attempted coup in two thousand and sixteen the government in turkey has used the most abusive language against the united states and i think it's the united states that deserves a little respect here this is a bounded problem it can be solved it doesn't need to escalate beyond this and turkey and the united states have a lot of common interest in that region they could cooperate on if we can move past this point and a lot of that the fans upon the turkish willingness to put its economic common sense and its political flexibility ahead of nationalism. it does feel though. if you look at events over the past twelve months and even before that that was sort of rocks in that sort of take it for tat relationship between kara and
washington you have as you said earlier it is too strong man and you get an idea that for both sides it's important to show that their opinion will prevail and it's also important portend for the stature of turkey in the region the u.s. in the rest of the world you know i mean i think what we need to acknowledge right now is that the u.s. turkey relationship is not the relationship that they had dropped when its entry yes ricky was an important ally turkey continues to be a member of need now turkey actually the turkish military is the second largest armed force that's really need our nato there's a new nato command that's going to be put into place in two years that will be under turkish command in turkey were proved by the united states and the circus be without its role as a nato airport at kabul so there are a number of areas where we already cooperate and i think that those things don't get the attention they should and they're wider interest with russia and iran and
iraq that the u.s. and turkey where they could easily car i mean on the basis of if their will to do so either exists in the middle east the point that i was that i was making is that you know turkey is not only a new no member but turkey to his scenes turkey is not a backwater anymore turkey's economy has grown it is a number of the g twenty if you know it when you actually take a look at the relationship between turkey and not it's the it's not between a century turkey depended on u.s. aid to prop up its economy that is no longer true the largest trading partner that turkey has to date is the european union that trade is worth eighty four point seven billion dollars with the united states it's only nine dollars and if you're actually keeping a look at what we're turkey's interests lie. why is much more are we not only you got countries that have been pouring a lot of investments and business into turkey i totally agree that the united
states entered the new she needs other turkey is in a very rough neighborhood it's in the backyard of russia if borders syria iran and iraq and i have to say here that the united states actually should really can reconsider what its policy and its strategy towards turkey yes right now i don't see the trumpet ministration having a coherent strategy not only to turkey but to the middle east in general we don't really know what the end goals are what what the trumpet ministration wants coming out out of syria or iran i mean we know that the top of ministration has has next the iran nuclear deal but what is going to replace that and i think that the united states can't continue the policies that it had when it was the sole superpower of the twentieth century so lutein as we don't know the end goal of the trump administration what is the end goal of turkey in this specific case i mean this
crisis comes at a time where the economy is not doing very good the turkish lira has gone down a day can quite a rough beating inflation is so at the sort of point it could play into that has a president eto and he could turn around and say to those complaining about the poor economy well it's all because we have foreign countries and meddling in our own affairs so what's the endgame here for turkey. unfortunately state and established a large accustomed to similar economic problems. so this is not the first economic crisis that turkey has been facing so before us yes that's true turkish economy nobody is quite vulnerable and the turkish political system. and the country is is quite stable so here we have a strong political leadership but a vulnerable economy and unfortunately when it comes to the latest issues for
instance yesterday's trump tweet was a direct. intervention or economy intervention for political purposes so the problem is not really economy when it comes to the church american relations we know that trump truck has been trying to instrumental eyes economy develop economy relations for political purposes so the endgame for turkey the majority of turkish people thinks that yes no it is the turkish state is in a trance eatery period turkey is political and domestic struggle domestic structure has been restructured redefined so they will remain intact behind the leadership of the one this is my expectation and the leader of your
party merrill action at the leader of the c.h.p. the main opposition party they all meet explanations and they all blamed that from administration for the latest economic intervention so at the end yes turkey will face some problems and this crisis to me will force turkey to look forward. some alternatives to increase its cooperation with china for instance with russia and with some other global and regional actors but unfortunately it. didn't deter people the intellectuals political even the ordinary man on the street they all explained that we would not forget what one of the allies one of the turkish. has been trying to do against the church.
economy system ok so let me bring you robert pearson as leaching was saying turkey has been a nato ally for six decades one gets a feeling that the world order as we have known it so far is shifting isn't there a risk by alan ating. key and president emerita one who is also a strong willed man that you will see turkey move more eastward still would russia china iran i mean for in a few days we will have a visit of the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to ankara iran said that it will support you can help its neighbor as much as it can isn't that a risk for washington. there is a risk in international affairs in all relationships with countries and since the end of the cold war countries have begun to act more independently and turkey has been on an independent track now for at least a decade so there isn't anything new about the strategic orientation of turkey
trying to find its own place in the world and separating itself a bit from the united states and from the european union as well but i think that the point that's really important to keep in mind here is there are two ways people look at problem one is it's a game they want to know what this guy's doing and that guy's doing in this than that and the other way to look at it. it is to think about the strategic interest the u.s. has no interest in a weak turkish economy turkey has run a trade deficit since nineteen stintz the one nine hundred seventy s. and in the last ten years that trade deficit has widened under this government turkey desperately needs fundamental economic reform the cause of these incidents is slowly turkey's oppressed are without any evidence against him an economy that is descending into the pit without the reasonable measures that any country would
norden early take to save it so the us is ready to be a partner with turkey but we have to get past this point and i've suggested a solution that gets us past this point so we can get on to those more important issues and nearer just a yes or no question if pastor branson is released tomorrow do you think things would come down it's very unlikely that pastor price will be at least i don't mean any church less regulations are are broken to a point where the repair is going to take a considerable amount of time thank you very much we have reached the end of this show so thanks to our guest robert pearson was getting at that man and. better astley and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time i was visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j.
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moves taking place in many things in the towards gays towards women in words they can learn and towards arabs and this is the fascist regime it's turning into a fascist that is still not there but it's going in a bad direction and we need to stop it as well as soon as we can. they're trying to . force the nickname of the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and there is a big question of whether the. going to continue with this momentum becoming more against this government a message that people do not agree with the interesting though right when under. a u.n. delegation is in gaza for missions with hamas officials to deescalate tensions with israel meanwhile funerals were held for the three palestinians including a medic who were killed by israeli forces on friday there when protests for twenty weeks at the gaza israel border fence then say something demanding the vital return
of palestinian refugees. the u.n. special envoy to yemen says talks between warring parties next month will focus on a transitional government and laying down arms but before those talks can. even begin to solve the immorality airstrike killed dozens of children and a stronghold in the north funerals were held for those killed but some parents are still looking for their children among the debris the u.n. security council has called for an investigation into what's being called the worst attack on yemen's children the syrian government is strikes backed by russia have killed dozens of civilians and the last remaining opposition strongholds in the north twenty eight children are among the dead and province and nearby aleppo friday's bombardment is the most intense round of airstrikes there in months and to government protesters have been rallying for a second day in romania after more than four hundred were injured in violence with police on friday thousands of people have gathered in the capital to protest
against the ruling social democrats and anti fascist values taking place in the u.s. city of charlottesville the scene of white supremacist violence that killed an unarmed protesters last year this time peaceful demonstrations are being held amid a tight security presence the city is under a state of emergency ahead of planned rallies on sunday a still arriving on the nation are that of lombok with three hundred eighty seven people died in last week's earthquake the air force has delivered ninety tons of aid including food medicine tents and blankets. now there's no i pulled the one of the two thousand and one nobel prize for literature has died at his home in london he was eighty five my pole was born in rural trinidad and wrote dozens of books dealing with themes of migration and exile his books cast an unflinching look at the british colonial empire and its legacy his wife called him a giant in all that he achieved. head to head is up next.
you know twenty seventeen the hash tag me two movement against sexual harassment and assault went viral and global silence for twenty years. beginning with hollywood producer harvey weinstein a string of powerful men were named and shamed. and held to account over allegations of sexual offenses. sparking unprecedented debate on sexual harassment and violence millions of people around the. global movement that's grabbed the attention of the power meet. today we are introducing the congress
act from meet two times women and girls are calling buzy behavior my guest tonight is a feminist icon with a reputation for provocation never a stranger to controversy she emerged as one of me toos most prominent feminist critics and caused outrage with her controversial statement on the break. so how should the issue of sexual assault be dealt with. this hash tag me to revolutionary. and i've come to the oxford union to go head to head with a writer and legendary feminist all ask her why she thinks the global me to movement against sexual harassment and assault has gone nowhere. tonight i'll also be joined by mina salami a feminist writer and speaker and the founder of the award winning pan african feminist blog politan laurie penny an award winning journalist author and feminist
activist and. a columnist author. and historian of gender relations. later general please put your hands together for jermain group thank you for of the seminal feminist texts the female she's been a renowned public intellectual and feminist provocateur since the one nine hundred seventy thanks. jim ingrid since the harvey weinstein scandal erupted late last year oktober twenty seventeen the world has been swept by the hash tag me to campaign against sexual harassment assault violence rape feminists around the world now see me too as a major shift some say it's a game changer you have one of the biggest names in feminism have said it hasn't
gone anywhere and that quote it will be extraordinary if it makes any difference at all why are you so down. am i down it's just that our if all the talk was kicking ass and taking names and talking loud and drawing a crowd then we might have got somewhere already it's not enough to denounce the abuse of women i mean think about this. the police the new york police department has brought a criminal prosecution against harvey weinstein. on three counts. one count of rape in the first degree another count of rape in the third degree and then another an account of a criminal act in which the woman who has complained of this is known to the public eye she's associated with me too now you may say who's the first woman what we
don't know why don't we know because her anonymity is being protected by the court now this is kind of weird i've been against that forever i figure if you want to put a man away for seven years show your face. you know you don't be ashamed i want to get into the subject of race and the nitty but before that just on the big picture because you did say it would be extraordinary that makes any difference at all that is pretty negative and pessimistic many would argue it's already made a lot of difference you look around the world congress is passing me to legislation the european parliament is debating it the world economic forum in davos put it on its agenda you have outside of the us t.v. presenters in australia orchestra conducted in switzerland politicians in south korea the defense secretary here in the united kingdom you people have other lost jobs or been named and shamed or in certain cases prosecuted you can say that's nothing new i look at what's happening now that we're now have women claiming
sexual harassment sexual assault sexual this and that the first question to ask is we're talking so long in most cases the statute of limitations has already passed and these people who are supposed to have performed these acts cannot be prosecuted this already became clear even in the case of bill cosby they're going to find one case which would already been heard in a civil case to actually bring against him now with a bill cosby was prosecuted in the in post to me to the first trial be to was a mistrial a hung jury post me to he was prosecuted i watched a lot of interviews of yours preparing for this i read a lot of interviews or what you do is you're very good at criticizing your great critique i don't hear the solutions let's say you have to give do if you're saying the winds are all right well well then they might find us right out there in the rain that i let you know i would argue your nose here at home probably do want to know are you saying that weinstein should have been prosecuted bill cosby should have been prosecuted because you're going to saying what's wrong with all these
trolls but a lot of people see them as victories for me too in feminism they haven't been victories for anybody sexual assault continues abuse of women. they get rid of all sexual assault we don't prosecute bill cosby it's a bizarre going away a minute your persecuting a man is a. eighty's who's been offending for sixty years but look what kind of a triumphant first let's go to our panel laurie penny user award winning feminist writer activist jumping up willing to come in there i just want to look is it's only been six months of patriarchy has been around for a very very very long time and this is kind of a assume as women start doing something together certainly is that why haven't you changed the entire world it is been only just over six months i think there's a long there's a long game in the here but also you asked what took you so long write it is fear of a legitimate fear of the social consequences of speaking up against rape and what has happened in the past few months is we've seen this see change where women and girls
are suddenly able to come together and compare notes and support one another that's what's changed to me to respond to them i was spoken out about rape and about my own rope and i did it many many years ago when i was nineteen years old i'm now eighteen it's not true we haven't been there we've never been here before we have been and we've got nowhere we've got nowhere because the most upside down the lure is if you'll pardon the expression cockeye the most important thing for you to do is defend the defendant against the most vicious allegations of other people and there is a legal obligation to do that. me to was never just about legal solutions though i mean i don't know where to yes of course but look i don't need to know.