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for the region to push president donald trump's middle east peace plan palestinian leaders have halted all communication with the u.s. since december and it's unlikely they'll meet trump's son in law and senior adviser jared kushner as well as u.s. middle east special envoy jason greenblatt palestinians are outraged at trump's decision to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem hundreds of israelis really surfers gathered off the coast of her on friday as part of the protest organizers there say nearly a thousand people took part in what's being called the paddle out they were protesting against potential environmental damage from the gas rig could be developed off israel's coast the government says the new platform poses no threat to the environment or people. are still ahead on al-jazeera. the u.n. accuses venezuela's government forces of killing hundreds of people in poor neighborhoods
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under the guise of fighting crime. and pumping up production the world's top oil producers agree to raise output by one million barrels a day will tell you why. and it's used for. the weather sponsored by cattle. however for the most part dry and dusty be a good description anywhere from afghanistan right back through to iraq the bits of white here which were significant showers and georgia armenia in turkey where there are many of them left there aren't that many of the full cost of them they might run back through western turkey into cyprus and then the levantine coast next day or so but don't expect it so on shore breeze day twenty eight in beirut more of a breeze bring in the heat and the dust that's you kuwait the eastern side of saudi
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arabia to qatar and beyond but the temperature is hovering where it should be now low forty's not breeze is just going to persist dust you're seeing on the saudi side rather than the gulf states side is the but a cloud here that's nothing more than a bit of cloud thing but in salalah isn't on shore breeze and this is when you see the cloudy days and days if you're lucky months of drizzle and fog which is useful . not much like that for the science yes is an onshore breeze or cape town you might see more cloud the thing else is not much rain coming out of the sky daytime sunshine is generally the thing to expect to see and briefly we've got a lack of big showers through tropical africa but as you can see the forecast of the weekend they're coming back. so whether it's sponsored by qatar airways. getting to the heart of the matter if the turkish cypriot people calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept facing realities what do you think
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reunification would look like with a lot of people think the peace for imitation is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. again you're watching and to see a reminder of our top stories this hour some of the migrant children separated from their parents at the us mexico border have been reunited with their families but there's growing concern over whether u.s. authorities have the proper records to reunite the remaining one thousand eight
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hundred children with their parents. hundreds of civilians in yemen are continuing to flee the port city of data u.s. officials are urging the saudi and iraqi coalition to halt its bombing campaign against the city they're calling on the coalition to allow the u.n. to manage the port instead. at least eighty nine people were injured as hundreds of palestinians held protests along the israel gaza border on friday it was part of weekly demonstrations against israeli occupation garza's health ministry says at least three people are in critical condition more than one hundred twenty palestinians had been killed by israeli fire since all the protests began in march . the international criminal court has reportedly given. just over a month to respond to accusations that it forcibly deported hundreds of thousands of ethnic revenge of a report by the guardian newspaper says i.c.c. judges are looking at allegations myanmar soldiers carried out
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a campaign of violence that for seven hundred thousand revenge out of their homes and into bangladesh the court has no jurisdiction in myanmar but the i.c.c. prosecutor says the crossing into bangladesh makes it an international investigation myanmar has until july twenty seventh to prove the case is unnecessary or unlawful. for more on this let's bring in ranger analyst benjamin's a wacky joining us via skype now from bangkok thanks very much for being with us so on the issue of jurisdiction and is the i.c.c. on on solid legal ground do you think when they say that this is a case for them because they crossed into bangladesh. well it's a new legal serious actually being put forth by the prosecutor typically cases come to the i.c.c. are there because the country requests it they're part of the i.c.c. and they and they request that the i.c.c. exercised your stiction usually because there are unable themselves to do so or if they are unwilling to do so the un security council can refer a case to the i.c.c.
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in this case myanmar we all expect will refuse jurisdiction before the end of next month and the un security council has repeatedly fallen down on its mandate to refer the case to the i.c.c. so it has left the prosecutor with no choice but to put forth the a new legal theory whereby she says look even though myanmar itself is not a party to the i.c.c. and therefore we don't have direct jurisdiction to me m.r. because the crimes committed by definition involve a second country they will bang we do have jurisdiction via bangladesh because the people who were forcibly displaced from the m r wound up in bangladesh which is part of the international criminal court and so it's a new legal theory and we need to wait to see whether or not the judges of the i.c.c. accept it and what happens next they've simming the myanmar government refuses to cooperate here in the deadline passes where does it go from the. well essentially after that the the prosecutor will need to make the legal case not to the
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international community or via the media but to the judges of the international criminal court themselves and if the judges accept the legal theory accepted as being valid she will presumably move forward with her investigation in the hopes of identifying perpetrators of these grave international crimes and eventually try to prosecute them and hold them accountable but if the judges rule against a review and they just determine that they agree essentially with me m.r. and they say no in fact we don't have jurisdiction over these these crimes even though they they took place both in the m.r. and in bangladesh then the i.c.c. will have no further recourse and of course the hinges themselves will have no further recourse to justice given the fact that myanmar itself has refused to hold all but a handful of perpetrators accountable for these and how would you build a case like this particularly given that that one side and me i am are is not cooperating i mean how and how would you even get access to to
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a specific people accused here while the evidence is overwhelming the evidence of the crimes themselves what we're talking about today of course is jurisdiction we're not dealing with the substantive issues of the crimes themselves which again is overwhelming the i.c.c. has been appraised of the grave international crimes that took place both in myanmar and in bangladesh and in the course of people fleeing from one country to another the u.n. security council which again has refused to refer the case to the i.c.c. was recently visiting the m.r. and they have been appraised of the situation as well so the if the if the case is able to move forward if the prosecutor is able to convince the judge that her legal theory is valid there is very little question that the substance of we should be able to come up with a very strong case implicating officials from the m.r. in these grave international crimes get to speak with the benjamins of wacky joining us there from bangkok. now police in india are questioning several suspects after the gang rape of five female charity workers in
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a remote region in the east the women were abducted while performing a play highlighting human trafficking before being raped at gunpoint the attackers filmed the assault and tried to use the video to blackmail them the victims are now under the protection as police investigate the united states has indefinitely suspended some military training exercises with south korea that announcement comes after u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un met at a summit in singapore trump promised to tone down military training in south korea in return for the north taking steps towards denuclearization of the rule of law in venezuela is now virtually virtually absent with extrajudicial killings being carried out with impunity that's according to the united nations report on human rights in the country it says government forces have been linked to more than five
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hundred killings over a two year period traceable reports. last year villi swiller was the scene of widespread anti-government protests the protests directed at president nicolas maduro his government were loud and frequently violent at least one hundred fifty people were killed most of them from the opposition those responsible for the killings were said to be members of the country's security forces but now a report by the un human rights body says the wreck to vittie stretched far wider came in yet more lives the un accuses venezuela security forces of carrying out the killings in poor neighborhoods under the guise of fighting crime from two thousand and fifteen and till two thousand and seventeen there is said to have killed five hundred m. five people. witness accounts suggest that there was a pattern that took place during these operations there were raids conducted in
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poor neighborhoods to arrest so-called criminals without a judicial warrant then there was a killing of young men who fit the profile in some cases in their homes and finally the security forces would tamper with the scene so that the killings would appear to have occurred in an exchange of fire the un human rights office said that it was sending its latest report in venezuela to the international criminal court whose prosecutor opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged violations in february the failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in venezuela for years now institutional checks and balances and the democratic space in venezuela have been chiseled away leaving little room to hold the state to account. this impunity must end a lot of space critics say president model has increasingly resorted to authority
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tarion methods to control increasing discontent the oil rich country is going through a deep political and economic crisis thousands of people are feeling the country every day as violence and shortages of food and medicines have become widespread the rep ration is still there it's more targeted we've seen increasing participation of intelligence services there. and participate in the arrests and in the abuses against detainees including cases of torture. the venezuelan government has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as lies but the u.n. says their investigation is based on interviews with about one hundred fifty witnesses and victims and consider it to be proof enough that the killings took place that is how well. all the world's leading oil producers have agreed to pump up production by about a million barrels a day it is
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a dramatic policy change for the opec cartel in the past eighteen months the group had kept output from more than a dozen countries including saudi arabia iran and qatar paul brennan explains what . the ministers arrived at opec h.q. with the threat of an iranian veto hanging in the air and the very real prospect of a deep rift forming saudi arabia and russia wanted an extra one point five to one point eight million barrels a day to address a predicted shortfall in supply iran and its allies were keen to keep the oil price up by sticking to the production limits agreed in twenty sixteen the main gathering was delayed by an hour as a last ditch diplomacy trying to bridge the gap by the time the ministers sat down around the table a compromise was taking shape. as a one point one point one to one which was the proposal from russia coming into this week as well as doing a lot of numbers were eliminated yesterday so we're in the one million. nominal
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figure to be distributed. amongst the country poor countries the final communique when it came four hours later deliberately avoided specific quotas for the number of barrels and focused instead on saying that the extra output would simply restore full compliance with that original twenty sixteen production limit the president of the opec conference was asked again and again about allocation which countries will be allowed to increase their oil production to bring opec to one hundred percent compliance with the declaration of cooperation and again and again he refused to put specific figures on it and he also hinted candidly about the tensions that still remain within the group how is it allocated i think that is not that has not yet yet decided to do toward the fact that there are differences between between certain countries and we would not make sense if we look at the production to
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a country that cannot cannot produce it so we are voided i think having at locations from that prospect that the minister invited analysts and journalists to do the a rift. a tick for themselves see until we know the specifics is kind of a mystery increase it's an increase but we don't know how much. you know the minister today said you know you do the math but it's hard to do the math unless you get some of those details on saturday the expanded opec plus group of nations meets here and all eyes will be on russian reaction paul brennan al-jazeera opec in vienna a greece's prime minister has called a debt relief deal that ends the country's bailout program a historic step alex it for us had said when the debt was gone he would wear a tie friday he put one on eurozone states declared the severe debt crisis that struck greece and twenty tend to be over ending some of its creditors supervision
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of rescue packages of up to three hundred seventy billion dollars celebrations have taken place in the u.k. to mark seventy years since hundreds of migrants arrived from the caribbean they became known as the windrush generation after the name of the ship they sailed on and they paved the way for many thousands of others and a wood has their story. was the age that is a journey which changed the face of britain. the story of the people who arrived from the caribbean to help rebuild the british economy in the wake of the second world war. the so-called windrush generation celebrated inside westminster abbey. a few kilometers away in brixton in a place many people settled upon the anniversary elsie sutherland arrived as a twenty two year old from some instant in the granite things in the early ninety's
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and six days anyway you go you want to be friendly like i merely and that's the way that elsie along with thousands of others helped turn britain sports tunes around but the journey to transform the country into a multicultural society wasn't an easy one when people alive in those early days it was top some place to outright hostility few could have predicted that seventy some people would have faced deportation from the country they regarded as home earlier this year it emerged that some members all relatives of the windrush generation have been threatened with deportation refused health care and lost their jobs because they couldn't prove their legal status in part because immigration rules have changed junior green a wrong lived in britain as a baby he was caught up in the scandal a missed his own mother spew because he was stopped from boarding a plane back to the u.k.
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after visiting jamaica for the first time in years of a trade. and they took from me can there be a kind of get back the government apologized for the scandal and this is now celebrations to mount the interest will take place every year for some though it is long. there is a disconnect between what is going on in the black stroke african african caribbean communities and what is going on in the mainstream white society which is politically dominated where we have been overlooked but that doesn't mean we ourselves don't celebrate and commemorate our contributions because we are the ones who keep this stuff for life for many the greatest legacy of the winter. when the contribution of communities in britain is fully recognized and the hayward fault is there.
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this is al jazeera let's get a round up of the top stories growing concern over whether the u.s. authorities will be able to reunite many of the migrant children separated from their parents of the us mexico border president trump is standing firm on his immigration policy holding a news conference with the victims of crimes committed by migrants hundreds of civilians in yemen aflame the port city of hard data the u.s. is urging the saudi led coalition to halt its bombing campaign there they're calling on the coalition to allow the u.n. to manage the port instead before say hooty rebels say they may be willing to accept the deal police in india are questioning several suspects after the gang rape of five female charity workers in a remote region in the east the women were ducted while performing a play on highlighting human trafficking before being raped at gunpoint. a
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united nations report says the rule of law in venezuela is now quote virtually absent from the government linked to more than five hundred killings over a two year period report says executed judicial killings are being carried out with impunity the international criminal court has reportedly given me and mine just over a month to respond to accusations that it forcibly deported hundreds of thousands of ethnic revenge or according to a report by the guardian newspaper i.c.c. judges are looking into allegations that myanmar soldiers carried out a campaign of violence for seven hundred thousand richenda out of their homes and into bangladesh. at least eighty nine people were injured as hundreds of palestinians held protests along the israel gaza border on friday it was part of weekly demonstrations against israeli occupation more than one hundred twenty palestinians have been killed by israeli fire since border protests began in march those are the headlines talked as it is next. a new series of rewind
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i can bring your people back to life i'm sorry and brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries this trouble continues but from baghdad till now here's distance rewind continues with baltimore anatomy of an american city close friends who were lost to the streets i can literally see the future of baltimore to the ass of my students and it does not look good rewind on al-jazeera. you can watch it all. to see. this weekend's elections in turkey millions of people go to the polls to elect the president and the new parliament it's the first time since the referendum last year when the people approved a new constitution giving more power to the presidency. today on talk to
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al-jazeera we discuss what president aerator going to hope to achieve if he wins a new term in the conversation with the spokes person. but first another contender for the presidency the leader of the sadat party he says president erda gun is not doing enough to unite the muslim world abroad and is moving the country to a dictatorship at home. with a time out term allowed to thank you very much for talking to al-jazeera and i thank you that much traditionally you and your party have been allied with president around on the k.p. what is it that's made you peel away from the alliance in these upcoming elections well we looked away from them they peeled away they left us they left the principal old added back on and started a new course for themselves the prints principle a completely different we got a lot of importance for example to. as tickled values and second to be give
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a lot of importance to economical and tech not google development and thirdly we have a different dignified foreign policy what we call and we try to establish and stomach union as well now they have left all move these goals they said that no we are going to join european union european union is our ideal set up and that value is important for us and second day accepted the united states and israel as their strategic partners and thirdly they decided to add up the capitalist system whole lay without thinking about the actual development of technology and industry in our country so you say there is no common ground between you and our party but you are now in
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collaboration with the c.h.p. for the parliamentary elections what. is there where is the common ground between you and the c.h.p. third we have decided to pass the threshold secondly the new system presidential system is going to lead turkey to a dictatorship there is no doubt because the parliament has no influence on the president they can't control they can't produce any value which will be effective so the president in fact is will decide what ever he thinks proper without consulting the parliament this is the basic thing i mean in a country if you want peace but the people the people trolls a presidential system this isn't a system that's been imposed on the turkish people there was a referendum it was free and fair yes the people chose it no it will not free and
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fair that thirst let us decide on that even if i mean according to observers it was free and you know well you can argue well we did not say anything or polls but the public have told but the point is the public can make mistakes it will be too late when they they see realize what the dangers that and what they will face ok so the share common ground between you and the c.h.p. is that you believe that separation of power ration of power and the government should not have any influence on justice on the court today the government directly controls and gives in fact orders to the court to the dragon have justice in a world like this i want to ask you about some of the other policies because of or not of the discussion in these presidential elections has been about separation of
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power has been about the dangers that many of the opposition parties believe the presidential system poses. you have for example the. candidate of the c.h.p. . he's vowed to send back all syrian refugees within one hundred days he's promised to appoint a turkish ambassador to syria whose government has killed hundreds of thousands of people including tuchman are these policies that you believe are shared common ground between the cider party and the c.h.p. you know we are not in a court issue they have a different agenda we have a different agenda the only common ground is on the separation of powers on the other edge and that we don't share a marriage of convenience yes that's true when it comes to syria well from the beginning i can say that the turkish a.k.p. government has. foreign policy which is which
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does not have a stable go they have always supported the american policies they have always given important unfortunately to israeli policies policies as well seemingly they are very. brave and they can criticize israel in every field they can occur as being at the state but the decisions they have taken and the turkish relationship is right improved tremendously i mean now right now it's not improve you're talking about the past few years the very difficult situation was only recently know your best no no let me tell you one thing i believe in the trade agreements oh trade has increased tenfold with israel and the pilot who are bombing gaza is trained in turkey. so you have this is an important issue no one takes notice of this israeli planes who are bombing gaza are
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trained in turkey can anyone grasp what this me it's a it's a very difficult concept to grasp because what a lot of people see is the turkish aid of course to gaza they see the statements made by one for example when the us declared. occupied illegally occupied drew some of the capital of israel so how do you justify his arsenal if now you actually analyze all the points that you put for one helping the gaza strip is blockade there yes. still blockade is continuing gaza is a open air prison did the turkish government do anything i mean there is no no no i mean we can put forward a lot of questions but i am asking a very clear question those pilots who are bombing gaza are trained in turkey
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blockade is still that what and what excuse our trade with israel does improve we are given full support when it comes to jerusalem i mean it such. misleading attitude is put forward in this case that what the islamic. organization the noisy little country though is it came to go to the decision they have taken what did they say sixteen percent of jerusalem belongs to belongs to palestine. from the other side what it means it means that eighty four percent belongs to israel no one takes notice of this and of course they can't do anything but the palestinians are thankful be called this issue was carried to the united nations to what effect nothing just second if you believe
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it's just propaganda from just a problem and that is nothing else all the policies we destroyed american destroyed iraq for what reason because saddam they accused that saddam had nuclear weapons at the end they could not find any they said we apologize it was wrong what one and a half million muslims were massacred in iraq. who'd responsible is in the policy turkish government has any responsibility for your own or saying that under the one in the act party they have become closer to the united states closer to israel and they want to join the european union if you were in power who would your allies be what alliances would you build international exact now first where. some people say that well what happens if you bring
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the weak countries together but still we believe the gooney to all the countries we have first the eight these are the countries who have larger populations that. you have muslim countries that are actively working against turkey yes i have the united arab emirates you have how do you have egypt you have countries that actively are working to damage turkey. you know this happened in the past as well only if there is a mind a mind which is that determined to correct the mistakes that the countries are making you have to hug them you have to bring them to us table and discuss the matters what the mistakes they are making must have you must show them that the decisions they are taking are wrong but this is not achieved by quarrelling with them fighting with them going to war with them the muslim world is burning. all over i mean we have to see what is happening we
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have to try to bring them together so that we shall fall out for all our selves if the americans or do you peons or israel interfere they will not be able to come together they don't want us to come together this is a win that we have to put into effect to be fair in the past ten years turkey's leadership role region least specifically in the muslim world has increased dramatically ten fifteen years ago no one really cared what turkey's policies were to be honest i know that so that is something but that is something that you have to credit the government oh no we have supported the united states in iraq that is something but you have them your toilet leadership role in the muslim world what put it this decision the muslim world has taken tell me because. one decision
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i mean they would say the supporters of the government will talk to the work that is done in somalia other will talk about the interfering why myanmar and the massacring of muslims let me tell you this aid is different i agree turkish government i mean when i criticize the outline or turkish government i am not saying that they have not done anything of course we agreed that they have given a lot of support to somalia they have given aid to other countries at the places where they are suffering i don't regret that. but the point is this is just a this is not a policy which will bring with them countries to stand up on their own let's move back to domestic issues for a second and sunday's elections they're not only for the presidency they're also for the parliament and now while your collaboration with the c.h.p. is only on the parliamentary election front you are nominated as the candidate of
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your party for the presidency the c.h.p. as i mentioned have the wrong candidates modem now considering this sort of party failed to get even ten percent of the votes in the last elections the last parliamentary elections that is do you really think that you personally stand a chance of winning the presidency there are some rumors that thirteen tricks pat we don't know what would happen you know when you take it. take part in elections you go that when. needless to say president erdogan has a different view from the leader of the side that party. just hours before the polls open we sat down with one of his leading advisers and spokesperson now those who claim that the new system will be some kind of an authoritarian talk receive a one man rule etc will study political history and look at the examples of other presidential system was for the presidential system in and of itself be
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a one man rule if you look at for example how much power american presidents have it's not any different or you look at the french model which is semi presidential or look at other countries where you have presidential system like in mexico argentina indonesia russia and other countries so in and of itself a presidential system cannot be called an authoritarian system in fact if you look at the model itself the full separation of powers judiciary executive and legislative in fact that is fully separated in the presidential system the job one and see that the drug this reason separated from power the one of the reasons why they say they're running against. president one is because they claim the government now controls the judiciary and is to try to drag history acts according to the whims of the one no to the contrary in fact of the judiciary used to be dominated by a kind of a more secularist type of judges and prosecutors in the past and we have many
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examples of this and then what happened in the. in the last five six years until a few years ago the glynnis infiltrated the judiciary because the fetter people they put there of people in key positions of the judiciary prosecutors and judges and members of high judicial councils and they were controlling the judiciary now we have eliminated the glenister from the judiciary in fact if you look at how the judicial system works in turkey they have the iran you know impartial and free position they make decisions every single day on you know thousands of cases from criminal cases to political cases from civil suits to many other things. so they are independent in fact within the new system presidential system they will have more independence because the members of the high councils of. judicial system will be appointed by the president as well as by the parliament but also with members
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from the judicial bodies themselves so why do you think the narrative especially in western media international media is that actually contrary to what you're saying turkey is moving towards this or third tarion regime or system of governance i think most of the criticism that you get from some western media outlets and some commentators is based on a total misreading of the political realities in turkey they are very selective they are very partial in fact some you will call them political activism rather than really serious journalism to give you a couple of examples some commentators in the western media predicted. in almost every single election the last ten years that one was about to lose they advocated the opposition candidates which is fine if that's their position that's fine but they fail it their predictions every single time aired on has entered
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almost fourteen or fifteen i think general local elections and referendum over the last fourteen fifteen years and here's one every single one of them to vote on sunday's not going to be any different according to the polls that we have and also what we see on the ground we've been campaigning for more than a month now we've been throughout the country in all the major cities and we see the crowds on the streets and the years aspiration stayers expectations from the government from the leadership it's very clear that he is set to win this election as well now if venting is a crime. that he is. you know he's yours he's guilty but that that's that's a faulty logic obviously just because he keeps winning doesn't make him an authoritarian person we spoke true. who is a candidate for this other party obviously they come from the same school of
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thought of. who was a mentor of the president when he says the reason why he's contesting the presidency against one is because he believes early on in the act party your party have shifted away from the morals and principles that you once claimed to adhere to and have gone off in search of centrally kind of ultimate capitalism away from the principles of social justice as were the underpins of the ark party the justice and development party well i can only laugh at this claims because if you look at issues of social justice no other political party or leader has done more to raise the level of living standards of ordinary citizens low income people in turkey than president ever done over the last sixteen years you can see this in the economic growth of the country turkey was only a two hundred fifty billion dollar economy in two thousand and two and i want to go
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over in fact it took over in two thousand and three and now turkey is an eight hundred billion dollar economy. g.d.p. per capita was about two thousand dollars to twenty five hundred dollars or so it's about eleven thousand dollars at the moment you look at the business opportunities look at the big investments the f.b.i. f.b.i. coming into turkey and so on so forth i can hear many many examples from health of to education from infrastructure to rose hospitals and. airports and seaports tourism in all walks of life. turkish economy has expanded turkish society has moved up in many areas and ordinary citizens. which makes up make up like that the vast majority of the turkish people in the rural as well as urban areas have benefited from this equally in regards to issues of like shifting turkey away from traditional western alliance or other. camps. we've seen this argument over and over you know he's accusing you of going too much to the western alliance is so too
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much to the united states too much to israel understand the way from the muslim role than your traditional regional and others claims that turkey is moving away from the traditional western alliance. you cannot make everybody happy obviously but from say that particular point of view let me say that again turkey has done more for the causes of the oppressed people in the world not just muslims but also other people then again any other country in recent history i mean look at what turkey has done in somalia look at what turkey has done in palestine new garcelle courts as well as in gaza but all palestinians just remember president of the one who is the president of the y. seat term president had three summits under do i see one. regular and two extraordinary. summits and the two summits what about the courts well on the other if i can interject because i want to give you
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a chance to respond to this specific accusation that came from karl malone luis is that these that you use palestine as some sort of electioneering tool in order to gain popularity that actually relationship with israel has improved trade between the two countries has improved and actually that president with one of the our party doesn't care or don't care about the plight of those suffering in gaza under blockade about the illegal occupation what's your response that's a very it's a completely unfounded baseless accusation in fact this is. election time. really just polemical issues i think the facts are very clear turkey has done more in terms of providing humanitarian aid to the palestinians not just in gaza but also in the west bank and. v. have raised the issue of course at the international level after the americans
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decided to move their embassy to jerusalem turkey has done more as called for extraordinary summit and mobilize the international community and had a historic success at the u.n. general assembly remember one hundred twenty eight countries water begins to u.s. decision and in the second voting again there was overwhelming majority supporting . the motion that we put together with the kuwaitis and the egyptians and the jordanians i believe. to reject american. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel but also in regards to what happened at the border in gaza in may and now we have succeeded in. calling for. a protection force for the palestinians themselves so now the secretary general. is. mandated to bring an action plan to the general assembly in regards to how to protect the
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palestinian civilians this has never happened before in the entire history of the palestinian cause and this is thanks to this mobilizing force of all the countries that support of its muslim countries as well as european latin american and other countries and president one pull out is singlehandedly heroic role in mobilizing the international community if this was just an election investment why should he take that risk because that puts us against you know some prominent countries of the world such as the united states israel the lobby etc that keeps attacking president on every single issue so if you cannot call that election investment as a genuine support and i think this is proven over and over again finally if presidents or do one wins in the first round of these elections what steps will he take in order to allay the fears or at least to prove wrong those who claim that he
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is continuing going barking on this. authoritarian dictates or your pursuit of you know one man power over this country obviously it takes to two to tango you cannot expect just the president or the government to do x.y.z. and that will all the concerns i think other opposition parties will have to do more to bring you know different segments of the society together we understand it's election time you know it's hard campaigning we understand all of that but come june twenty fifth you know we wake up to. did new political scene with the parliament and the presidency etc i think everyone should have. a role to play in normalizing relations and the sentiments in the post-election period of course president again
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will do his part as the president of the country as the president of every citizen in this country he has never discriminated against. the citizens just because they didn't vote for him no one can claim that i mean look at the services look at you know the social justice issues etc investments and all of that he's never discriminates against anyone but if you look at the discourse of other political parties you know i have some concerns about some of his issues again this is deepening of this polarization if you will for us that means peace if you will for them that means war that kind of language we never used that it's certainly going to be an historic election with the whole world watching the edge of their seat starts to come in thank you very much for talking to zero my pleasure tim i thank you.
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newsstand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. one since rules we want safety in our country we want strong borders defiant over immigration the us president defends his policy alongside victims of crimes committed by mike. i've been photographing along the border immigration issues now for ten years we talk to the man behind the image flashed around the world michael and child at the u.s. border.
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why hasn't this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up people flee a yemeni port city as the u.s. and u.n. urge the saudi emma rotty coalition to call off their battle for control. of the international criminal court is investigating the myanmar government over reports of horrifying crimes against the range. follow a defiant donald trump is sticking to his so-called zero tolerance policy on immigration but the effect his stand is having on young children remains in the spotlight two days ago the u.s. president signed an executive order to stop separating youngsters from their parents of the border but there still confusion on how to reunite an estimated eight hundred children alan fischer reports from washington. for one
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mother the pain of separation over seven year old darwin was taken from beata may hear me here at the border in arizona. we come from guatemala no after more than a month she could finally who come again she sued the government for some time and one little girl but i started crying when i saw him because he's the only child i have i think god because i have him here with me he's now sad but nobody's going to separate us again. but though donald trump signed an executive order halting the separation of children from the families thousands still face the pain of separation and no one noise when they will be reunited the executive order president trump does not solve the problem we still face the reality of at least twenty three hundred of these young children who have been separated and there's nothing he said nothing about what we're going to do to reunite them or to take
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care of them during this period of time daughter started the day with a series of tweets arjan republicans to ditch plans to pass new immigration legislation saying republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more senators and congress men women in november this just days after he demanded congress sort the problem out. then removed that so-called angel families people who had relatives killed by undocumented migrants these are the american citizens permanently separated from their loved ones highlighting he's not backing away from his hard line immigration stance one central square one safety in a country we want strong borders we want people to come in but we want them to come in the proper way. on friday protesters surrounded the home of homeland security secular christian nielsen and put a full volume recording of children after they've been separated from the parents
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at the border it's been a difficult week for donald trump but with no deal on immigration in sight a new clarity of what no needs to happen on the border next week isn't looking good either alan fischer al-jazeera washington or gabriel elizondo has more on this now from brownsville texas on the us mexico border. when this is erode tolerance policy was in acted it does not appear that there was given any thought to how to reunite children with their parents and we're seeing the ramifications of that now there are so many challenges primarily that there are so many government agencies involved in this the border patrol department of homeland security department of health and human services all of these agencies have a hand in trying to reunite in some way the children with the parents but there's no over arching system in place to actually make this happen also many of the children have been transported to shelters outside of texas there are some in florida some in new york as well as over ten other states this is
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a very difficult problem as well and many of the children young as young as eighteen months old so they can't even communicate with social workers to tell them what their name is who their parents are this is a challenge and forget that some of the parents of already been deported out of the country back to central america without their children how do you read night people that are in other countries that have been deported back with their kids that are here in the u.s. a huge challenge that no one seems to have an answer to the longer this goes on there's a real possibility that some of the children that are currently separated from their parents will never be reunited again with their loved ones and potentially could become orphans. adult to colleen croft is president of the american academy of pediatrics she told us what it was like visiting a facility for separated children. i was at one of these tender age shelters and
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visited back in april of two thousand and eighteen and was greeted by the staff who were very nice and the facility itself was kind of homey there were cribs and dads and blankets and books and toys and and it wasn't a jail like situation it was really kind of a homey situation the kids were clean and well fed but i walked into the toddler room and it was just so alarming to see what i saw in there normally when you're in with toddlers they are allowed in rambunctious and active and this room was eerily quiet. and i saw about fifteen children in there and all but one were just very quietly keeping themselves playing with toys looking up at us with big eyes and in the middle of the room was a young child no more than two years of age who was sobbing and was uncontrollable and was moving her little body and beating our little fists on the mat and she had
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a worker next to her who was trying to distract her with toys and with books but she couldn't she couldn't come for her she was not allowed to pick her up and hold her and we all knew in the room the problem we knew the problem was that she needed her mother and we couldn't get her mother for her and one photograph in particular captured the world's attention on the immigration issue at the u.s. border it was of a young honduran go crying as her mother was being searched the photo was taken by john moore a pulitzer prize winning photographer for getty images he tells us the story behind the picture. when i came out with a border patrol officer in his vehicle we found a group of asylum seekers mostly women and children alongside the road about twenty of them as they were about to be transported to a processing center each adult was body searched patted down as they got into the
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vehicle now an officer asked this mother to please set down her little girl on the ground while she was searched while the mother was searched and immediately the little girl started crying and very soon it was over and she picked up her daughter and they were put into the vehicle and taken to a processing center and i did not know what happened to them after that well i think the compassion that this picture in gendered for many people the way it touched many people opened up a great awareness of the issue of family separations at the time but more specifically to the zero tolerance policies of the trumpet ministration i've been photographing along the border and immigration issues now for ten years and so this picture while it's touch many people and it's been very important in many ways it's just really part of a larger body of work for me immigration issues are very complex i spent a lot of time in central america and mexico along the u.s.
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border and in immigration communities around the u.s. and for me it's best to look at this image in context of a story that's been going on for a long time. all the fight for the yemeni port city of her data could be about to change course the united nations is hoping to reach a deal to ease the delivery of much needed humanitarian aid as new gratian negotiations go back and forth thousands of people have decided to leave the lopez hold are you on has more. fleeing to survive families escape the violence and her data with the few belongings they've managed to pack in just weeks nearly thirty thousand people have left they say starting again is better than being trapped in the crossfire but they are among the fortunate others can't afford to leave their. living conditions are now a bearable the children are suffering from anxiety and fear they are terrified. now
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a potential breakthrough for her data the main entry point for aid for all of yemen the united nations is offering to manage the city's port inspecting goods and making sure its revenues are channeled to its state bank intense fighting has delayed a deliveries in a country already devastated by war poverty and famine going to have that little bit those you had that we were planning on distributing this aid to two days ago but it was postponed due to clashes on the ongoing battles near the airport. the saudi led coalition launched an offensive on the who the rebel port on june twelfth . the who they say they may be willing to give control to the u.n. . that the coalition has also reportedly hinted it may agree to the proposal but it also wants the who the so surrender immediately and unconditionally the u.s. has called on the coalition to stop its bombing campaign for the last month in her
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data condemnation of the coalition's attacks hoopy supporters organize around the calling for the u.s. to prevent an escalation but potential government deals do little to ease the grief of the displaced and. and again as if there was a time at all and we ran away only with the clothes we were wearing i was tired from walking in the heat honestly i left has nothing on me. health officials are also worried about another cholera outbreak more than one million yemenis worth that didn't last year thousands died the rainy season has also increased the risk and the coalition bombed a major treatment center earlier this month if the water system in just one neighborhood breaks down and if nothing can be done to immediately address the situation because of hostilities cholera could spread. the u.n. warns that even if all sides agree to allow them to take over the world it will take time for a cease fire to go into effect the hope is that won't be too late to save the court
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thousands of families though have decided they've waited long enough. for the youn desire of people in these southern syrian province of there are fleeing towards the border with jordan as government forces step up their offensive thousands are trying to move to safety as syrian forces target rebel held areas air force planes dropped leaflets earlier this week urging people to quote cooperate with the government's push to drive out on groups at least eighty nine people were injured as hundreds of palestinians held protests along the israel gaza border on friday it was part of weekly demonstrations against israeli occupation gaza's health ministry says at least three people are in critical condition more than one hundred twenty palestinians have been killed by israeli fire since border protests began in march perry force that has more from the border. but more tear gas has just been fired.


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