to the world this is our team international my names you know neil welcome. the turkish government parliament excuse me has voted to block the un recognized government in libya giving a green light to a troop deployment their president. already discussed the development in a phone call now lawmakers approved the motion during an emergency session on thursday libya has been in a state of war since protests in 2011. of the country's leader moammar gadhafi in recent months the u.n. government has been losing ground to the rifle administration of general. who leads the libyan national army a government of national accord formally requested military. but general forces currently control most of libya's territory including crucial oil and gas resources . the. the deployment of turkish troops will further escalate the conflict in
libya neighboring egypt has also strongly condemned this saying it would hold turkey fully responsible for any negative repercussions or to policy or has a lot more. we know that this emergency session took place this afternoon in and we did see opposition from the main opposition party and their major concern is really that of all tensions in libya and that is a concern that's being expressed here across the region that number one we could see the libyan situation becoming more and more inflated and at the same time tensions trickling over elsewhere into the region now the initial mandate we understand is that troops will be sent for a period of one year of course and qwest saying that this deployment is vital for turkey for her interests in libya and also her interests in the eastern mediterranean last month an agreement was signed between us and libya and according to the turkish president in that agreement he was requested by the tripoli prime
minister fires to send such troops the government has been embroiled in both her fighting with the military command of her life after hour and his libya national army now they've been unable to reach the city center of tripoli but there has been particularly in recent weeks a lot of fighting around the capital. we welcome to the program hussein bug to the syrians a professor of international relations our own crew is middle east technical university for his take good to see you what is turkey's goal here how likely is it hussein that the ploy in turkish troops to libya will actually exacerbate violence in the country. i think turkey strategic choice to deploy troops in libya is the story in recent years turkey was so all the international coalitions to standard troops but this time turkey is prepared to
stand troops along on one side because the government in libya is united nations backed. government from this perspective the agreement between 2 sides from last month is a very important one so also interest parliament of course the opposition mostly was against this this was a controversial decision in turkish parliament but it is the question whether turkey will be. in the next tranche 3 years in the mid in the military and it's a down 3 which is getting strategic interest or will be disappearing against the blocs the rich are already there i think the decision of the turkish parliament is a strategic one but we will see the methods the manner of how turkey is the
problem and challenges in the coming days libya's got a lot of energy as you know resources both. in its waters to what extent is an craig using this move to gain perhaps greater gas drilling rights in the eastern med is it seeking to challenge maritime boundaries agreed upon by greece egypt and cyprus that was only signed last month. it is true of turkey made a very important chess move which is very important. greeks. egyptians. of course are very disappointed by this decision but turkey's strategic move will. bring can some. advantages strategic and mansions want turkey in the long ground in order to get part of this oil.
drilling so you may never forget that turkey is also. natural defender or for northern republic of cyprus which divided state. in cyprus but for me what is more important is the turkish move. changed all the cards in the eastern mediterranean and israel for example or the other countries have to think twice before they sign further agreements. strategic move will be not without any consequences ok but i think the turkish government move was right in the right time just libya itself could this the ploy men by and cripple more other countries to become more heavily involved in the conflict you know how are egypt in general have tars other backers likely to react do you think. i think general
laughter will be supported of course by the other powers. if the turkish soldiers are really there and we found the national unity government. we will have another in round one for discussion because. you know. unhappy. situation and they are not very much happy to meet 2 soldiers in libya. for turkey for now and in the future of one of the key strategic partners in the eastern mediterranean and turkey and leave all the its total ties i think so i don't think a conflict is more likely whatever happens. the i do not expect that any kountry to take the decision to turkish
soldiers i do not expect that the turkish soldiers would probably be much more stability in the long run rather than conflict or each country with their turkey which is a member of nato an important regional conference saying thanks for your time as always a very happy new year to the same by cheap professor of international relations and chris middle east technical university. a senior u.n. official has launched a scathing attack on the united states over its on going detention of whistleblower chelsea manning saying her treatment amounts to torture especially rapper torte news melcher made the claim in a letter to the us government which was written in november but has only just come to light. the practice of coercive depreciation of liberty for civil contempt involves the intentional infliction of progressively severe mental and emotional suffering for the purposes of coercion and intimidation at the order of judicial
authorities such deprivation of liberty does not constitute a circumscribed sanction for a specific offense but an open ended progressively severe measure of coercion for filling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment chelsea manning was a u.s. military intelligence analyst but was arrested in 2010 for supplying classified information to wiki leaks she was convicted in 2030 and sentence the 35 years in prison president obama commuted her sentence just before he left office but she was arrested again last year for declining to testify against wiki leaks publisher julian assange and global affairs analyst patrick henningsen say the u.n. letter will be a boost for supporters of both manning. while lawyer and activist kevin zeese explain to us how the law is being used to coerce mullet. in a grand jury which is a secret process before someone is indicted or you before it prosecutions occurring
to determine whether someone should be prosecuted this is a power of the court to coerce someone into testifying now this law can allow a person in the united states to be held for the length of the grand jury in order to coerce them to testify before the grand jury and no longer serves the purpose it was intended to serve it's now become a weapon of prosecutors it was initially designed to protect people who are being investigated the reason they're kept secret because they're trying to protect people being investigated before they're indicted so you don't know that they're being investigated but in the longer serves that purpose and now serves the purpose of being a tool for prosecutors that's abused and i think chelsea manning is a victim of that abuse the report by mills meltzer does give an additional air of legitimacy to the case of manning to really back up all of the things
that manning supporters that a staunch supporters have been saying now for over 6 months this is unjust that this is unfair they're trying to create something new this is the whole point of coerced trying to coerce manning to come up with something that the d.o.j. can use to make a real case against the sunday shows you how flimsy this is this is the degree degradation of the justice system in the united states and also in the u.k. as well in the case of the songes more like more resembles a banana republic style facade of a state judicial apparatus this is all part of a campaign to reframe to reframe julius aunt and wiki leaks as it is from a journalist and a publication to being a cyber criminal in a hostile foreign intelligence agency the entire case all the indictments against dishonor are based on that we frame in principle and they are trying to get chelsea manning to give them something
a key to actually make that narrative work and she's not she's not volunteering anything and this is frustrating the u.s. system tremendously. and turning the sangean off during much better he's also behind bars in a british prison after being dragged out of the ecuadorian embassy where he spent the previous 7 years. taylor has his story. few buildings in the walls have come under as much scrutiny as this one here at the door and. in those 4 walls for 7 long years possibly the most famous whistle blower who time to get a staunch let's hold off until 8 port 2019 to 48 world was sensationally dragged out by which should start to ease. the work for the wiki leaks founder this was
a huge the trial by the latin american country that had sheltered him since 2012 aquittal said the relations had soured with the songe and his bad behavior triggered them opening the door to the police and revoking his asylum but it's worth noting that just a bit acquittals bank account got an almighty boost with a $4200000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. where the u.s. has huge voting rights a staunch is currently sitting in belmarsh prison in the country's capital something out to meet sentence for jumping bail in 2012 but many are saying that what he's been handed is a death sentence because over 60 doctors wrote an open letter to the u.k. government saying that he might die in prison britain for its part denies any wrongdoing the allegations mr son she was subjected to torture and founded and hold false the u.k. is committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that no one is ever bomb it
but london's defense rings hollow in light of the reports by many organizations including the new web which claims that as a scientist health continues to deteriorate authorities are simply standing idly by the blatant and sustained arbitrariness shown by both the judiciary and the government in this case suggests an alarming departure from the u.k.'s commitment to. in rights and the rule of law unless the u.k. urgently changes course on the alleviates the inhuman situation mr songes continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing him his life but as sanchez battle for his well being is not only fight on his hands ever since wiki leaks exposed gross misconduct by the u.s. government washington has been pushing for his extradition on espionage charges giving him a helping hand the british government despite international outcry the u.k. home secretary signed a u.s.
extradition request putting us on that one step closer towards being charged for publishing classified information and conspiring to hack the government computer 18 charges that washington has put forward could carry a maximum sentence of 175 years behind bars the reaction all over the wild people are crying foul they say that this is not a case about punishing a crime but of silencing a voice surely in their singled out for special treatment for one reason only here's the truth he's such an innocent important man is because he is a freedom fighter however much you dislike. his case is the most important for media freedom this is just. miss rule of law and operation. washington's bid to get asylum stateside was also helped by not the european
country sweden the scandinavian nation was investigating a rape allegation against the whistleblower and would have been within its rights to request his extradition to face trial since that case predated the u.s. request london would have been obliged to send a songe to stockholm fast but sweden has now closed that investigation conveniently removing the. final obstacle for the americans funny how it all wiped out a song just extradition hearing is set for factory 2020 but in light of these recent talents of the bands here's rubbing the does little charts of play this close to sure you know what and of course what news most of the united nations pressure up to and tortures. corrupts and stress that the entire system in the u.k. including the judiciary and the media has to go on when it comes to julian. before you could course earlier this year and this was
a confirmation that. seems to be true that julian. just lots of what journalists fear troyer into while one always hopes that lead to justice and will prevail u.s. authorities a rabs bad applied wired for a start so it might well turn out that when a country is to secrets hard risk of being exposed justice that is a word that's up for interpretation so as to tailor r.t. . it appears america is getting the new year off to a confrontational start now after sending fresh warnings to around the us defense secretary claims there is evidence to iran is planning attacks against american troops and the us military is gearing up for a preemptive strike or to scale up and has more on what mark esper had to say on the matter in his statement on behalf of the us military and department of defense
he basically cited a recent attacks on u.s. personnel and said that another strike against iran or against iranian aligned forces could be in the works this is what he said the game has changed we're prepared to do what is necessary to defend our personnel in our interests and our partners in the region now on to. used a crowd of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in baghdad in response the usa said it would deploy $750.00 more u.s. troops to the middle east furthermore $100.00 u.s. marines were moved from kuwait to protect the embassy in a show of force we had the united states helicopters flying over the compound firing flares as kind of a warning at protesters the embassy unrest came in the aftermath of a u.s. strike against forces in iraq in syria they say have ties to iran 25 people were killed dozens were injured in the aftermath of this strike we had protests at the
u.s. embassy in baghdad. was . you guys. well i'm sure you guys are however we have donald trump on twitter making statements regarding the possibility of a strike against iran and making clear that these statements are intended as a threat this is donald trump on twitter. iran will be held fully responsible for the lives lost or damaging if any of our facilities they will pay a very big price this is not a warning it is a threat happy new year as tensions escalate in the middle east the united states continues to blame iran for incidents and say that it will respond to this pattern of tension between the united states and iran tension that has been asking lading
seems to be continuing now that we enter the new year. long kong so in the new year with more violent protests big crowds according to rally organizers who put the turnout up more than a 1000000 there around 400 arrests made with police blaming radical protesters for causing the trouble. hong kong police say my sobriety recklessly vandalized public facilities in several
areas the authorities move to end the rally early today clashes erupted washington has supported the protests from the i say i call face political scientist joseph chang thinks it's more to do with building wider political leverage against beijing . the united states the hope of we will support hong kong but i don't know it's from administration most likely to hold on to shield and the enemy as human rights issues in china. chips to exert pressure on china people would like to see a normal nice asian process a reconciliation process but the parents. and the hong kong government have maintained their fashion and they have fused to make any concessions to the protesters and to do their moccasin. the sputnik
news agency has a $95.00 it's shutting dollar and it's bureau in the a story in capital tallinn after dozens of its employees resigned saying they fear criminal prosecution artie's medina cost of as across the story. this but i think agency published a statement on the 1st of january saying $35.00 foot staff and a star on the air had terminated their labor contracts and resigned fearing possible criminal prosecution now the sputnik agency in astronomy is controlled by the russian state media organization that i.c.c. void unfortunately experience dictates that despite the apparent absurdity of the government's threats criminal prosecution of journalists is a reality in today's europe last month a telling us story just told. that stuff members could be prosecuted due to the european sanctions against russia and if that would have happened they would be facing up to 5 years behind bars now moscow sees this demand as an obvious attempt
to silence the russian president commented on the situation he offered support to the adrenaline's who work for the agency. you do a lot. of if you can go unnoticed i'm very surprised because russia is always accused of including pressure on independent media. they accuse us of this is cynical measures such as restrictions can't work because you will hold those who do schooled between our countries we can't allow it you must try to work in those countries that are scared of your information the is done in government continues to insist that it is not doing anything wrong with the country's foreign minister said that targeting sputnik was about enforcing e.u. sanctions and. is stalling and officials also froze the assets and asks.
to vacate the offices that they were renting by the end of february now or just on the us said that they plan to appeal to a number of international organizations we consider the actions towards this to be boys. to such international organizations as the un. council of europe you know and e.c. h. are demanding a proposed settlement of this unprecedented case a violation of freedom of speech in recent years and measures to ensure the rights of all journalists to carry out their professional activities and concerns about this situation have been forced by a number of european officials in particular at the o s c e representative on freedom of the media cold honest dannielle to refrain from against a journalist meanwhile sputnik astonied has a website will not be completely shut down it was reported that the website will continue as warrick asset will be reorganized in
a way that avoids permanent pressure from the estonian authority this. we're crossing to some more great programs and moments here nor to international i'll be back in 30 with all your starts of your news updates. when i was sure seemed wrong. but. just don't call. me. yet to shape out this day become educated and in the game equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. time after time called her ration to repeat the same mantra sustainability very
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equipment it's been a win win for china and it's been a lose lose for the us. welcome to the alec sovereign show and who both dove ought to happy new year from helsinki in finland but the friends i'm just happy new year they seem to be happy all year round because they've just been voted the world's most contented called trick though in last week's show we asked the question as well as the excellent so far they said to kishon there's a secret a fun a shopping list and this week's show. time to the political system and that's where the consensus politics of finland of underpaid in the social and economic model was
exchanges high pass no taxation for the excellence of social services some a man has just been elected the new from its prime minister 34 years old the youngest prime minister in any democracy on earth and furthermore she leads a 5 party coalition all of which are led by women that does that remarkable fact indicate the pot should finish politics or rather does underline the continuity of the consensus politics of this nordic countries there to examine the prospects for finnish politics in the new year who better to the likes of say editor in chief of the helsinki times. let's discuss the the coming to power of salama must be a great boon for for journalists helsinki been the whole world is interested and and this young woman the youngest prime minister of the planet so as a bit
a lot of international journalists beating a path to the helsinki times to see how she's going to go on yes absolutely it has been tremendous interest from the international media and even you know hillary clinton to eat it about the new government of finland. wrote in finnish that invests who are me good. and i have also received several years and. from international media who want to know more so good copy for the helsinki times i would imagine. there are plenty of both the formation of the government has not only has 5 parties been the lead by a young woman but 2 thirds of the new cabinet are women as well yes that's right it's even for finn that this is a new record of female leaders and especially there is very young to tell. the finnish politics for our international audience are you know
a 5 party coalition the social democrats who are the lead party the prime minister's spot here they have less than 20 percent of the vote in the election just passed when that is a quite remarkable reaves well how do you manage to keep coherent living for 5 parties in a coalition of bust like having cats well this is this is not uncommon with the finnish finnish politics it has happened several times that there are many different parties and especially these are small parties who get just a fraction of the wards they sometimes even become kingmakers when the big parties they don't want to work with each other so they they just go and collect the small parties together and form a government like it like right now but the finnish politics is somehow you you could even say born.