tv Inside Story 2018 Ep 227 Al Jazeera August 15, 2018 8:32pm-9:01pm +03
expect. edouard to visit us in september eleventh serious discussions we are partners in nato with our partners if you have a customs union between the e.u. and turkey we have we have three million turks. popley bits turkish national tea party with german national tea party with both living in germany working here we have a vital interest in stable in the state of turkey and the trickle down relations are the energy but the trick i'm sorry to interrupt is just that since you're bringing up the ties between turkey and germany that leads me to a follow up question for you because on monday german chancellor angela merkel said that they want to make sure that you know that the central bank in turkey has its independence she said nobody has an interest in economic disable ization in turkey and everything must be done to ensure an independent yes central bank so my
question for you is would germany be in a position to help now in some way well i don't know we will give him a new on the it why it's that our stability our arising out of the ashes of world war two was largely due to not only our efforts and part and free trade and so forth but all in so that we've run by in our money terry policy by and in the pendent central bank and also the european central bank have insisted on that is independent north central bank that cannot act independently can pursue rational and reasonable monetary policies and if everyone doesn't understand this. it may be almost hopeless to head turkey but if he and that should decide to see the light we might be able of course to help
them because we have a vital interest in a stable turkey for all kinds of strategic economic reasons but also because turkey due to the three million turks in germany is part of our domestic policy scene and what are president everyone's options right now. well there are several options i mean the first obvious right thing to do would be to do what our other guest was suggesting to provide the central bank with the independence that it needs to fulfill its mandate but if out on continues with his in insistence to not allow this then the other options are one one of them of course going to the i.m.f. . there are many observers who are betting that this will end up being the case however of course there is a big issue with that and that is the fact that the government really invested
a lot in its claim that it was under this government that turkey finally came out of these i.m.f. programs and subs it subjugation to policies and posed by international organizations for add on to go back to the i.m.f. would be a big embarrassment another option would be to seek support from the turn at the allies which are known as already hinted he might do russia china qatar but again it's dubious the extent of the help which these governments me be willing to offer. and obviously releasing the pastor would be yet another option a very obvious solution to diffuse the economic strings and the problem there of course is the fact that with the sanctions having been imposed on turkey by
president trump no one no longer has. a way to. come to a solution with the u.s. was also of saving face and not appearing like turkey is capitulating to it to the u.s. as threats and certainly to release the past they're under bunsen right. you know without any major concessions from the u.s. side would appear to be doing exactly that so hence the difficulty of the situation . you heard a gay there talk about the detained american pastor andrew bronson my question is how much of this confrontation now is basically a fight between u.s. president donald trump and turkish president. air to one i believe that it is the tip of the iceberg because particularly in the united states as a matter of fact sanctions towards turkey to lay to pass to brass and they're all
going to be cooked in the congress so even if the president had not weighed in you would see the sanctions coming from the u.s. congress vorse turkey so as a matter of fact it's divisible part of a much deeper and bigger problem between the two and between turkey and the united states it includes turkey's purchase of as four hundred missiles from russia it includes well i mean it's includes differences between the united states and turkey even it comes to syria and actually the whole of the middle east it includes public opinion towards the united states in turkey and public opinion towards turkey in the united states so i would not call it a problem between the presidents idea trick is the u.s. turkey crisis beyond repair at this point or do you think that it can be mended whale to tripes special tides if you want to put it to egomaniacs getting at each other
a quiet squarely feeing what i think about the two. that's always difficult in particular because they are both determined by. let's see the messy policy consideration in the united states for instance that they have in the elections. and the bible belt the pot store the bible belt it is important they stopped in the united states as support for president trump and his party so we'll have this aspect and i would say that to the the parts store who is of the same. protestant could not take ition christian connotation as the vice president of the united states plays a big role and we need to find a face saving mechanism to get this passed out of the fire
line i think that is important yes there are other considerations and. like the game turkey plays by being room have in have out nato have with the with have with putin buying one material from the russians etc etc i think he is over stretching its limits and where he is vulnerable he has now been taught that there's no free lunch even not for it turkish president on the other hand the american president doesn't care too much about what's going on in europe including turkey. he has his own domestic agenda so we are in a very precarious situation and i as a german european i therefore think that not only germany but the european union
heads to play a certain role in order to. get things calm down but for that we need also some flexibility from both sides including ords or the president of turkey again looked as though you were reacting to what dietrich was saying there did you want to add to what he had remarked upon well my reaction was one of agreements for the first time the turkish government finds itself where the u.s. counterparts where which doesn't really care what their turkey remains in the nato or not at least when we talk about a trumpington of it's not really one of his primary considerations that go into his decision making. until now turkey always used the current based on the assumption that the u.s. side would not. risk losing turkey to russia and
breaking the nato ranks and i think that was the source of the turkish government's miscalculation in what happened in the past couple of weeks. and the question now is based on what they have experienced whether the president mr i do want will go into a strategic reconsideration in how it deals with the us based on his realisation that the old tactics no longer work that's the optimistic scenario the pessimistic scenario is one in which we are seeing the beginnings of a permanent break between these decades a lot old allies. oh dear what do you think what are the strategic and geo political ramifications of all of this. first of all i would like to express that although a diplomatic solution is possible it is also very difficult at this point because the president of the united states with this tweet sad statement says not only dig his heels into his current position but is also denied the president to go on and
on the way out of this crisis so at the moment a unilateral. decision by president added on to release pastor bronson would make him appear weak domestically and also it initially and that is something that president added one would hate so the solution should be something in which pastor bronson is released in return for something that president add on japanese that to the turkish society as a success and the ramifications i actually did it concerning i don't think that either president trump or present add one has any intention to see turkey outside of nato though maybe needed would care deeply our i believe that this crisis could trigger a dynamic at the end of which turkey is nato membership would be questionable into a key as well as outside and even if it's not the intention of the turkish president actually events could drag turkey towards such as tradition i believe
that a lot is that stage. and we should start acting today dietrich analysts have been saying that this financial crisis in turkey has been a long time in coming has this been a long time coming. of course it has but it has been now reinforced by american countermeasure because of this this. issue. which should not be underestimated i would like to repeat we germans as well as we europeans have no interest in letting turkey go down the drain so to speak economically we want a stable turkey in good relations and terms with the e.u. with nato. with all possibilities for turkey or to play
a role in the middle east etc so we want to be partners. had one comes to visit us in berlin in september we will do our best to be of help whether that will be enough depends on the edge it you yes of the american president also but also of mr atwan i would like to remind you we were recently on the heavy threats from the american president on trade issues and to commission took a strong stand but also a flexible one and it came to a standstill and the are not on the goats uniting it is not impossible to bring a similar situation about. between turkey and the united states but it will require the head of. freds and pop most of turkey
still economically strongly linked with turkey and on to domestic leaf through the three million turks in germany we will try to do our best whether it be big enough to do so will be to have probably the help of the commission the e.u. commission. major pop those like france in the e.u. and we will do our best that's all because i hope it depends also on the flexibility on the board these called participating in this all right we are out of time so we're going to leave there because. i want to be optimistic and go up to ms dietrich the duration sweet natured i'm sorry to interrupt what we have run out of time thank you very much we're going to have to leave it there so thanks very much to all our guests osborne look at dietrich von cow and egg said chicken and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's
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thousand nine hundred. seventy four this film to try to drive very under three thousand kilometer journey from a good dealer to dakar. distribute i now needed help to make last minute repairs to his vehicle to get it's ready for the outward trip which might take as longest. to the folks. driving sketch and the spectators. are nice. and dogs could be sets off in the dark and heads off towards the coast road that will take him first to the southwestern border of morocco.
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this is not like truck driving across the united states for long distances are common. but where ours are controlled by federal law. it's not like driving in europe with its titrate condition and vehicle monitoring systems measuring driver time activity. this is driving it so hard i think. there are no motorway service stations no twenty four hour s.o.'s vehicle recovery no spare parts at the end of a mobile phone. to call them. there
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