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and they're also working all of them working together again this is the third day now trying to fight any hope any indication they're holding out hope that those boys and their coach are live in this cave network the white house says it is arranging a phone call between donald trump and turkish president. following a sweeping election victory on sunday or one described the vote as a win for democracy the turkish society of remains divided over his new executive powers but the u.s. says it wants that spec's the decision made by the voters in joining the e.u. and encouraging turkey to strengthen its democracy that's after international monitors said our ruling ak party had unfair advantages during the campaign that opinion is shared by other ones main opposition rival despite attracting massive crowds during campaign rallies the rival in say failed to force the presidential vote into a runoff is warned that are the ones growing power is dangerous herdsman takes a look at what went wrong for the opposition. it all looks so promising for to the
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center left opposition party in the days before sunday's elections such as here in is me but looks can be deceptive no mahat i mean j m the republican people's party have to work out how they can ever successfully challenge an even more powerful president. and his posse ambushed. the new regime just takes effects from today on roads is a major danger for turkey a single party or a single person becoming the state and at the same time the executive the legislative and the judiciary is a problem of existence in itself and will continue to be a major danger for turkey. charismatic uncrowned pleasing n.j. won thirty percent of votes which missed his own minimum target by five percent he'd hoped to force a second round run off with the one lot i mean shit is the only one to have increased the c.h.p. vote but he copied the ones one man rule approach so he lost potential votes from the ak party voters had had enough of that sort of thing he should have sold
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himself as part of a tame and focused more on the economy the c.h.p. and other opposition parties will need to revitalize demoralise supporters. i'm not quite sure how much worse it should get to increase opposition votes we've built up our hopes on the c.h.p. each election we are disappointed in getting done more i mean jay rosen very good but the c.h.p. needs to reform it tesco crate with other parties and prioritize the national interests another challenge for the opposition parties is making their voice heard in a parliament now stripped of much of its power to hold to account a government run by a president with strength and executive powers in this election campaign the opposition mainly tried to persuade voters that have been in power too long they didn't say much about what the alternatives looked like the c.h.p. will say that was because calling early elections gave them a little time well now they've up to five years to work out what their vision of
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turkey would be but it's with al-jazeera anchor still ahead on al-jazeera. i believe i stated in the us over delays and re-uniting thousands of micro children separated from their parents and activists accuse temper companies endangering the world's second largest rain forest. hello there is pretty hot across parts of europe have them i mean the central belt the still a fair amount of cloud as you can see and that's just drifting its way towards the south but in the west that's where there's not a great deal of cloud showing up at all and the temperatures soaring so london all the way out to the thirty maybe even a touch higher as we head through the next few days and paris not far off that either towards the south even hot to madrid right up at forty one so that will be
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a real shock the temperatures here being fall below average recently towards the east that's why we've got the showers and they're also stretching down towards parts of greece and both gary have this region here is looking at some very lively thunderstorms over the next few days they could give us some flooding rains and maybe some damaging hail as well across the other side of the mediterranean we've also you see plenty of thunderstorms here they've given us a lot of electrical activity but they are pulling away towards the northeast they have a choose day so for many of us here it will be a dry air and quiet to tell i'm over the next few days so those other storms are moving their way away and for most of us should be drawing unsettled the temperatures are beginning to rise now we're looking at around twenty eight as a maximum temperature in red bats this central belt of africa is where we've got more unsettled weather so gradually tracking its way towards the west of us some of us in cameroon it's looking pretty white.
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horse. watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories for you the u.n. chief. calling on the world not to abandon the united nations agency for
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palestinian refugees the organization says it's facing a quarter of a billion dollar shortfall and may be forced to cut emergency assistance within weeks. weapons watchdog is holding a special meeting at the hague this was requested by the u.k. after a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy and his daughter in england chemical weapons in syria will also be discussed. navy divers have reentered a flooded cave in northern thailand to search for twelve boys and their football coach they were trapped after our heavy rainstorm blocked the only way out of that cave on saturday. the world's largest rain forests in the democratic republic of congo is under threat to two in the gold logging a report published by the aid group global witness condemns european countries that import illegally harvested temblor the group is calling on france to cancel a multi-million dollar project that supports companies involved in the trade and
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reports. in the horn of africa the congo basin is home to the world's second largest rainforest but a new investigation accuses timber companies of endangering its existence second in size to the congolese re forced to some two million square kilometers it covers six countries including the democratic republic of congo where shrinking the fastest. the nonprofit global witness says the d r c s biggest timber company north through timber is illegally harvesting trees at nearly ninety percent of its sites with impunity north timber which is portuguese owned denies this congolese subsidiary sort of force is breaching its contracts it says the accusations have no basis it acknowledges some management plans may not be in place but that it's talking with the ministry of environment about them global witness is also accusing importers such as portugal and friends of failing to take action researchers are trying to learn about the forced unique ecosystem before it's too late. these forests are
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under pressure from humans so we scientists want to categorize the fauna and the birds the only thought of this forest before it is destroyed and that scientists say the congo rainforest is a source of food and water for tens of millions of people it's also home to six hundred types of trees and ten thousand animal species including endangered ones they say these trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but their ability to reduce greenhouse gases and regulate the climate is decreasing. but example here for example the rainy season normally starts in mid august but now sometimes it begins in july and sometimes in september and when it comes sometimes the water does not rise steadily and then they suddenly recede there's a disorder in the cycle so despite existing national international laws designed to protect rain forests global witness says companies like north timber seventy five million hectares of rain forest in the d r c global watch is demanding all those
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involved from governments to importers and buyers to stop being complicit in the destruction of d r c's tropical rain forests and the impact it's having on the planet's climate. john al-jazeera taking us live from london is on a campaign or at global witness we appreciate your time so how much irreparable damage has already been done. well it's the r.c. actually has a relatively intact reinforced what however we fear is that this intact forest could be damaged by plans to increase logging there are some plans on the books being negotiated between france and norway which if approved would triple the area large from one hundred thousand square kilometers to three hundred thousand square kilometers so generally speaking when things like this are happening money is the motivation for the most part it comes down to companies and making money so how do how do you disrupt that or slow that down or or yeah.
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well our report shows that around sixty percent of the timber nasuwt timber is exporting and also timber is the biggest logging company in the r.c. sixty percent of the timber is classified as endangered or vulnerable by the international union for the conservation of nature we actually believe that tropical timber or especially those which are threatened or endangered should be treated like ivory and there's basically no excuse no legitimacy to be cutting down these endangered species so what role does the government play and this government in g.r. say while. the government of the r c a so far as we can tell has not been implementing the laws on its books we are go or go bowden this report. exposes a lot of a lot of the legalities for those who timber timber has also been accused of the legalities for the past six years by other non-governmental organizations and so
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far the d.s.c. has not done anything to ensure that laws are applied so the first thing that really needs to happen is that the government must get serious and say if you breach the law there will be consequences why has the government not been more forceful about this what do you think well i would encourage you to ask the governments shortly but we do know is that. but we do know is that. currently the the minister of environment has been accused of illegally selling off logging concessions it is now according to the law not possible to to sell off concessions to the foreign company or to local or international companies however it has been doing so. this is a trend we've been noticing and again it is something that for the government will stop ok. joining us live appreciate it joining us from london people caught up in the scene between the philippine military and i celing fighters
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say the conflict may not be over president are going to territory declare victory over them mount a rebels in october of last year the fighting left much of the city in ruins and displaced two hundred thousand people residents are now telling their stories in the capital manila many are worried the fighters will regroup and launch another assault there are many more protests against the u.s. government's actions on migration demonstrators are demanding answers for delays in reuniting migrant children with their parents ever elizondo reports from macallan in texas near the u.s. border with mexico was. standing up against injustice that is why they say they're here protesting outside a detention center holding undocumented migrants when a government bus tries to leave the block and demanding answers two thousand migrant children still separated from their detained parents inside the bus or some
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children a haunting image a reminder they are humans and not numbers and they're the most innocent these are all expressions of. our response our human response the image was taken by leo lopez a doctor from texas who joined the protests to say it was a moving experience was really doesn't do justice to to the emotional response of i've seen these kids we we've heard of we've heard their their situation their story we've read about them but to actually see these children press a begins to glass. with these kids was expression of emotions as a crisis on the southern border of the u.s. intensifies and government agencies scramble to undo a family separation policy put into place and they reversed by trump protests grow in america a digital at the san diego border a protest at a tent city for migrants near el paso is sitting in seattle and protests in new york and some are trying to take their message straight to trump well there have
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been protests in several cities across america they're particularly potent and small and medium sized cities along the border because here it's an issue that's urgent and it's real i think this is an expression of of compassion and taking to the streets in the name of justice in the name of these these children is just a silhouette begging so many questions who are they where are they going will they ever see their parents again questions nobody can seem to answer gabriel is on to. because texas south sudan's president says he hopes for a new talks with his rival will bring an immediate end to the four and a half year civil war south of here is attending the latest round of talks with this former deputy riek machar and this time in the sudanese capital khartoum negotiations hosted by ethiopia last week failed to achieve a breakthrough at the un has given both sides until the end of the month to reach
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a peace deal or face sanctions. dozens of shop owners in iran have been protesting against the currency devaluation and rising costs of living demonstrators took to the streets of tehran forcing shops to close in its grand bazaar they blame the collapse of the ryal for driving up the cost of imports currency has plunged almost fifty percent and value in just the past six months british politicians have voted to approve a third runway at london's heathrow airport after debating the issue in parliament prime minister tourism a says the eighteen billion dollars project will ease congestion and create one hundred thousand jobs but opponents object to the expansion because environmental noise and financial concerns heathrow has the largest number of passengers in europe. more than a million workers have gone on nationwide strike in argentina it was triggered by the government's decision to seek help from the international monetary fund greece about reports of an aside this. road blocks all around when
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a site is this is how argentina's capital look on monday after the country's largest workers' confederation called for a general strike against the government of. left wing groups blocked major roads leading to the capital protesting against what they say is a government that rules for the rich. there is a social crisis in the political crisis there is discontent is the beginning of the pact between the i.m.f. and the government that brings about austerity measures the economic situation is worse that's why we will be on the streets. since taking office mackie's government has been unable to control the double digit inflation rate that has tormented arjun times for years the recent devaluation caused by a strengthening u.s. dollar forced the governmental request and emergency fifty billion loan from the i.m.f. prices have continued to go up since then and that's why on monday argentina was
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paralyzed by a strike by workers demanding a rise in wages trains buses subways and flies were also spend it on monday because of the strike of this place is. the largest transport hub in one aside and as you can see it's completely paralyzed a sign of the strength that the labor unions have in argentina growing i right from northern argentina and was not sure how to make it home is that we know that we knew this was happening but i thought there would be something very small thing i understand the need to go on strike but we are all affected by what's happening in . the i.m.f. loan brings back memories of the two thousand and one economic crisis when argentina defaulted on its. debt. stain was part of the negotiating team at the time and says that the situation is different now. the government responded fast
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they sought help from the i.m.f. because they knew nobody else would loan them the money the crisis would have been worse if they hadn't. and that's why many on the streets are not as optimistic and fear that another economic crisis may be closer and the government would like to admit. when a site is. check out our web site when you get a moment it is al-jazeera dot com thank you but here for a recap of the headlines on the other side of the brain. we shall carry these are the headlines right now on al-jazeera. terrorises calling on the world not to abandon the united nations agency for palestinian refugees the organization known as on was says it's facing a quarter of a billion dollar shortfall the u.s. slashed its funding by more than half and january our current shortfall remains no
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in excess of two hundred fifty million u.s. dollars and we still have a very big task ahead at this point we do not i repeat we do not have the income to ensure that the schools will open on time in august and in the absence of significant new funding we will have to begin taking very difficult measures in july impacting the level of services as well as our stuff jordan's king abdullah has met us president donald trump at the white house the two leaders discuss the u.s. administration's peace plan for israel and palestine senior advisor and sudden larger question or says the plan or be an out soon with or without support from the palestinian leadership. orals chemical weapons watchdog is holding a special meeting at the hague this post requested by the u.k. after a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy and his daughter an england chemical attacks in syria will also be discussed and the u.s.
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says it is arranging a phone call between donald trump and turkish president writes a typer to won after his sweeping election victory on sunday the u.s. says it respects the decision made by voters in joining the e.u. and encouraging turkey to strengthen its democracy that's after international monitors ruling out party had unfair advantages during the campaign dozens of shop owners and iran have been protesting against the currency devaluation or rising costs of living demonstrators took to the streets of tehran forcing shops to close its grand bazaar maybe diversity of re entered a flooded cave in northern thailand to search for twelve boys and their football coach they were trapped after a heavy rain storm blocked their only way out of the cave on saturday officials say they are confident the boys are still alive as that cave extends several kilometers and they could have found refuge in one of its chambers we'll keep you posted there so the headlines keep it here inside story that's next. getting to the heart of the
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matter if most of the turkish cypriot leader calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people think the peace corps unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. roger diverted one wins reelection with greater power thanks to a change in the constitution he says it's so when for democracy but is it one with an executive presidency mean for the rest of the world this is inside story. hello welcome to the show i'm sam is a than raj of time about the wind has dominated turkey's political scene for the
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past sixteen years and it looks set to continue for many more to come his reelection on sunday makes him turkey's first executive president well that means he has new expanded powers because of changes to the constitution approved in last year's referendum his main opposition rival accepts the result but how to enjoy says the election was unfair these warns are the ones one man rule is a danger the turks will how will the balance of power change we'll talk to our guests in a moment but first of all reports from the capital ankara. yet again richard taber erdogan is rick torrijos this success however will taste a lot sweeter for the man who's now won more than ten successive national polls since his ak party came to power in two thousand and two sunday's vote was a gamble by early one who hold for the early elections at a time when turkey's currency was at the weakest it's been. in years but it seems
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to have paid off for the man whose name has now become almost synonymous with that of his country addressing his supporters i don't describe sunday as a victory for all of us hark he was assuming galibier the winners of this election are the eighty one million turkish citizens of this country each and every one is a winner in this election everybody exercised their rights by going to the ballot boxes and casting their votes and i want to thank everybody you are writing history going into the vote it seemed that's a galvanized opposition could prevent iran from winning in the first round forcing a runoff that could possibly pose a bigger threat to his quest to become the first president under the new constitution the main content democratic i'm in jail of the c.h.p. had tried to garner support from all sections of society he would the religious basis by public you joining prayers in some cities and attempted to reach out to the right wing blocs by promising to expel millions of syrian refugees if elected
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but as large as injuries crowds were or those of erdogan in the end what mattered were the numbers of ballots cost in their favor turks were have a proud tradition of high voter turnout did not disappoint early indications were that more than eighty six percent of them participated while our two ones our party were points with the presidential victory there will be disappointment over their parliamentary performance with the a.k.p. losing the two thirds supermajority they once held only managing to secure a simple majority with the help of their nationalist m. h.p. allies the big winners in the parliamentary votes were the kurdish h d p winning over fifty seats making tissue legislative body more diverse than the previous one and it's that whoever it is among the many in turkey will hope can help bridge the political divide that continues to affect turkish society speaking to the nation i don't seem to understand those concerns. we're here.
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no one should be discriminated against in this country because of their belief because of their gender or because of their origins we will not allow this. the opposition will be disappointed that they were unable to at least force a second round of voting they will take heart however from their improved performance in the parliament and the fact that a relatively unknown person like i was able to secure thirty percent in such an important election with. not only one ticket. politician and. i becoming the person for him hard. to believe in. something like. that to become. rich in history no one. will be telling the current.
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political or economic. or the new executive powers for the president meaning now appoints the cabinet half of the abolition of the post of prime minister and the yet to be determined number of vice presidents will be chosen the president will be able to issue decrees as well as appoint all remove government ministers civil servants even judges all without parliaments approval of the parliamentary business such as drafting the state budget is also in the hands of the president he can dissolve parliament triggering early presidential elections declare a state of emergency for up to six months without cabinet approval and under the new constitution can run for another term effectively staying in power until twenty twenty eight. let's bring in our guest now joining us from istanbul is n.-s. biologically is
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a professor of international relations at the turkish german university from new york fellow at the century foundation focusing on turkey's foreign policy in the middle east and from london by skype is a gay said skin a turkey specialist for i guess marketed data and information company that provides country risk analysis would welcome to all if i could start with egg it didn't go to a second round as expected what does that say about public sentiment and confidence well let me begin by saying this in this election we saw the same or pattern in the voting behavior of turkish voters which we have seen in the past elections and referenda and that is people are voting based on their identities rather than policy preferences. rather than the manifest those on the pledges of the competing parties. and are dawn's advantage in this. political landscape
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is the fact that his identity group is simply demographically bahman and one in the country but. there was a time when our party had a lot more support in elections it had what two thirds of the parliament seats something must have happened here other than simply people doing exactly what they've done before in elections right very much so and so this is the continuation of the same pattern i'll be it some changes here and there but the fundamentals are the same and the change is for example we saw the seven percent drop and vote. since the last election and that could be an interpreter for example as is voters. punishing their party for certain things which they're not happy about but those votes did not translate into less support for everyone for example which is crucial . as a presidential candidate he got
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a very high votes and i think this indicates the continuation of the same or voting behavior and the opposition of this advantage in this picture is the fact that they are divided. if we were to simplify the picture have the seculars on the one hand and the left this curbs on the other who don't necessarily see eye to eye and let me of course and for size that's a big central simplification all right let me bring n.-s. into the discussion so as a bit of identity politics as a gay do you think for those turks who support of the won the election was a bit about their desire not to see conservative turks anatolian turks whatever you want to call them pushed back into the shadows by the you know the secular elite so to speak in some of the cities that used to rule turkey. i think. the opposition especially the opposition candidate he was able to consolidate his
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own party on electorate but he was not really able to convince the. cons are it if waters in the country because of the also the simply because of the historical baggage of the c.h.b. the republican people party because the republican people's party people's party does not have a really good reputation among the conservative waters plus the also the candidate for the presidency m r i mean he has also in the past many statements for instance against the headscarf the listing of the headscarf one just threw three years ago and suddenly when he was nominated he start to make promises that he is not he doesn't have any issue with the headscarf. in turkey that pick it people might use it whenever they want it but this was not really common thing for people so the what they were going to had a difficult things going on we can say that. yes but at the same time at the same
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time turkish waters are not only what in their behavior is not only based on the identity politics at the same time they are also looking at the real issues so why add on has so much support in the population it's not just about. identity politics but here is a poll he's a politician who has delivered concret. policies concrete element in the in the country in the past if you look at his political background starting from one thousand nine hundred four so people has. saw that he has the lowered his promises there were there was a huge there were the in the country starting point to two thousand and two and that's one of the issues right on the other hand also people are looking at the promises author of the opposition and they don't see much concret.
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promises but more like ok of course that are they they are they have an abstract policy promises and that was not really corny thing for people but this clearly does seem to me that seven books a party prove the result let me if i may bring in selim and say the economy has has improved over the last more than a decade of our party rule but for those opposed to other one do you think they fear that the coming period is going to spiral one man rule an erosion of democracy something before i answer your question i would like to correct the record on a bunch of stuff that's been said by my colleagues first of all i do partly agree with i guess point about identity politics but we should not lose sight of the bigger picture here this is a snap election that was held within six weeks almost vis was forced to deny matter luck shannara party the right to participate in the elections you should remember have the opposition scrambles to find their way to bring action
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there into the elections so we need to understand the bigger picture here the opposition is facing a sixteen year incumbent this every resource off the state and a sixteen year incumbent. at his disposal at so you have to let me go on with a talk about morals policy about the or good polity what that didn't do as well as the people who party yesterday that didn't do as well it didn't turn out in the end those selling to be such a threat he didn't even manage to secure. you know second place it's the seven it's a seven per cent is not a negligible percentage when you think about it that's several million people you need to think about the larger numbers here this spite the sixteen year incumbency and a massive effort to create a new generation of conservative pro-government voters especially among the youth
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in the new election of it over fifty one every million votes cast. roughly half a million so this is not this is a victory obviously present our dawn has won and i would like to extend my congratulations to him and his party but at the same time we should not think that this is a major defeat this is a david versus goliath fight there is something in particular i would like to point out and the staff made a point about the headscarf issue. is sister who appeared in numerous campaign rallies is bearing the headscarf his mother is varying the headscarf so making this about conservative versus secular doesn't necessarily fly in that way unless you're making the claim that my heart i mean geez also and then me of his own sister who appeared at his campaign rallies you need to see the larger picture as i said before oh ok. let's give us a chance to. come back to celine go go ahead and as briefly and this i'm sort of.
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i'm sorry but that doesn't mean anything i mean if he is i mean wife or mother or sister is being and has a car in the past also a chemist and it's interesting they use this kind of this where they said look my mother is also being a heads up i'm not in a scuffle and against her. and i am and you know the use of rights covers a political symbol and this kind of rhetoric we have also i mean i love what i am i can only look at is the concrete policies. in this country went to the music majority country party was only able to lift this just two or three years ago our let's. not you made your private life and then looking at the policies fair enough let's bring in salim again continue the thought for us i mean i would like to make another point only a few days before the election. sure of course it's we're having a conversation. a few days before the election the programme one of the pro-government think tanks seta published
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a poli sci brief accusing our main opposition party voters more images voters of being in cahoots this fed to luckier than the ally turned enemy by the believed to have been responsible for the failed quit temptin twenty sixteen and up to the hotel on the kurdish terrorist leader whose organisation killed an estimated thirty five thousand people so let's not pretend that this was an election fought on a very level playing field and this was only about the conservative versus the secular is a somebody equal competition that the opposition has lost i'm not trying to build our loser here do your position verb hard do you need to work harder today the president are doing on one hand that ring in the end of it let's bring in the time that sort of sentiment we're hearing right now from celine is not an unusual one that you hear from the opposition right now and they've conceded the old one has
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won i'm wondering will there be an attempt to try and challenge the result in any way going forward. at the beginning. yesterday night we saw the opposition party the republican people's party b initially made an announcement saying that according to their figures the election was actually proceeding to the second round after that there was radio silence until today and we saw the candidate martin injured concede his feet so i think a challenge is unlikely the results are distributed by the state run media agency another large amounts are are largely in line with those collected by alternative sources however dispose not mean of course even if the vote was accurate this does not of course mean that the lead up to that vote was free and
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fair forget of course and i agree with salient on this the conditions of the state of emergency the expense of media coverage which the incumbent president for the able to get relative to his opponents these are undeniable ok let's bring in our if we can and i don't i'll come back to that in a minute and it's that story again but i want to go back to and this and say one of the surprises perhaps of this election was the amount of support which the m.h.d. got to the m h p party of course is an ally to the our party but now that their parliamentary majority is thanks to the support from the m h p i'm wondering if you think the governor is going to have to be a lot more sensitive to the desires of the m h p going forward. i think especially for the parliament in the parliament when the government or the they want to pass the laws they will have to they have to collaborate with the m.h.d.
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but i think m.h.d. and our party is in an alliance for a quite long time so in a de facto alliance and these has happened after especially to quit i'm interested in two thousand and sixteen by the glenister terror group so after that many things has changed in turkey and the detroit perception has changed and because of these they're destroying alliance and the movies it's about survival and that's why there is this strong alliance so i tell him well how how important causing a holiday and ari's politics how important is parliament a tall right now in the presidential system. of the one can issue executive rules onto yes yes the president can issue executive orders but of course that is a that is a i mean there's a limit for executive order so the president cannot rule the country without passing the laws also there is a big budget issue which has to be approved by the parliament so the parliament is
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there and there has to be collaboration in the parliament between our party and m.h.d. and i think it will happen and that will also i think shaped the torch politics in the next decade i think so that's not on a temporarily less a temporary equality between a party an image b. and that's also already shaping the torch politics in the last three years and also i had at that this the identity issue identity politics the seven percent of our party waters probably majority of them have water for the image be because they were somehow not happy with their party in the first place but also they want to also. it was a kind of gesture towards m.h.z. and its attitude after the queer term and their support for the party idea for many . people felt that they have to also. support m h b and the second issue is and other issues with this. i mean the one after guesstimation the. analysis
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i mean the fetter if we really understand what photo is about i mean photo is about infiltration hiding your or. it's about deception and the fetter is still today trying to influence torch politics and they're ok well that'll come back that. time is getting short. no i don't think the do you think that we're going to see an era the new presidential era in which you're the one where you use his powers carefully cautiously gradually to ease the country into this new era because he has a lot of power now he can appoint and fire ministers civil servants even judges. i hope but i'm not optimistic and i think the gist of the issue here is that there is a fundamental incommensurability between the vision president add on and this party holds for turkey's future and his opponents i someone who's been vocally critical
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of president are gone as well as both the p a k and the good on movement the i'm a secular president out on is an islamist i'm an internationalist president our dawn is an isolationist i am pro western i believe in turkey's place in the nato alliance and turkey's place as i can follow most prominent member of the atlantic alliance if i may continue please. i believe in people's rights and liberties in the past five years turkey has seen the second verse decline in rights and liberties second only to central african republic these are not my statistics this is from the freedom in the report from freedom house so event you see this there is a fundamental incommensurability my colleague dr byock of the mentioned one of the guests making a point about fetter i suppose i am that guest so i would like to say something. good and movement. sorry briefly please very briefly yes of course the good hand
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movement used to be of on of present our dawns foremost allies since they've turned against each other the good and movement is now the government's primary in emesis turkey's primary nemesis yet van de vore purging seculars like myself no one opposed that actually present ok let's proudly declared that he is the prosecutor of these cases we've got on got i'm a bit left there when you're being a bit unfair on the opposition i have to thirty thirty seconds if i may to end this to quickly come back in on the tens of thousands of people have been arrested reports say like the one. pointed to without trial journalists professors lawyers is any of that going to change now the state of emergency lifted do you expect. no i don't think so because many of. them all around the majority of charge they are linked to the fatal and they have to. face trial in the turkish courts and they have to. pay the price what have done to discount three but on the other hand the
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guest has claimed that are done is an idler i mean if you look at his policies i mean he is the one who has opened this country the outside world i mean turkey is more in world all around the world in africa so how can we callender about iran is what it's one thing to manage people is another thing i'm really excited to hold some without trial right yes we have to be there but they are facing trial i mean the many members of the fetter now and they're facing trial now in the total court the sentence are given to a lot of them saw i don't think we've got four years more than you and i want to quickly i think either and give a chance to come in a continuation of turkey's foreign policy strained relations with the west and attempt to create more influence in the middle east. i mean these are likely to continue and what we have seen thus far in two thousand and sixteen we saw a realist and a shift in foreign policy i guess we could call about or no one is likely to continue that but of course we have to bear in mind much of what turkey is facing
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today in the region when it comes to syria and iraq earn its response to that would not really change necessarily that much. from one party to another or from one leader to another i think some of the developments right now are infringing on turkey strategic interests and we have seen at least on this field and i'm not talking about economic policy or other. other stuff on the domestic front but at least when it comes to right or to foreign policy in syria and iraq we have seen a realist approach and i think that's likely to continue into the future right let's thank our guests for their thoughts on this and this by like let sally says aca and egg. and thank you to fortune the show you can see it again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com for further discussion go to our facebook
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a funding crisis. between the military and i still linked fighters the people of marois in the philippines come to the capital to tell their stories. and a desperate rescue effort is diverse search a flooded cave in thailand for a trapped team football team of boys. the world's chemical weapons watchdog has opened a special conference at the hague meeting was requested by the u.k. out for a nerve agent attack against a former russian spy and his daughter major western powers want to give the organization greater power russia and iran are expected to oppose that change go reports. young children being treated often the parents nerve agent attack in syria the devastating effects all too obvious as the deadly compound was
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reportedly dropped over the city of duma and april just one of a number of times that poisonous gases were used in syria as bashar al assad's forces sought to take control of rebel held areas. nearly a year and a half ago there was this attack in kuala lumpur international airport the half brother of north korean leader kim jong un targeted in full view of an unsuspecting public by v.x. nerve agent he later died in hospital over in the u.k. another targeted attack a full russian military officer and a double agent said basically powell and his daughter yulia poisoned the substance in question by investigators to be navi chuck a nerve agent developed by the soviet union while such weapons have been widely banned since the end of the first world war when it was used to devastating effect routine condemnations by international leaders have done little to stop them and
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the attacks in syria have invariably been met with routine denials by bashar assad and his sponsor the russian government and they've been seen as a provocation to the international chemical weapons watchdog eleven member countries of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons called for an emergency meeting at its headquarters in the hague to defend and strengthen the global ban on such nerve agents. currently the organization only determines whether such attacks have taken place not who carried them out they want to use the session to set up a new mechanism so the a.p.c. w. is able to assign blame for attacks carried out with banned munitions proposal would need a two thirds majority to pass and would likely face challenges from iran and russia which has previously criticized the o.p.c. w. in light of its findings in syria as well as souls. but there is an urgency to tackle the troubling spate of such dangerous and indiscriminate attacks attacks
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that have already cost the lives of too many civilians sony vaio. a parker now joins us live from the hague so this u.k. proposal to basically enhance the role of the o.p.c. is there any more support for that proposal. well this meeting as you can probably see behind me that's just begun was called as we know at the behest of the united kingdom and then have the backing of ten countries out of the hundred ninety three they have permanent representatives here the o.p.c. w. we now believe the support for the u.k. his draft proposal may have reached around the twenty one or so mark in order for any kind of result to be made here two thirds of countries represented represented here need to vote in support of it we know that one hundred thirty nations are registered to turn up here we've just heard some of the opening remarks of the chairman here the o.p.c. w.
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has called in the room to consider the u.k.'s proposal but this isn't the only proposal being considered over the course of the next two days russia has one of its own indonesia we know has put forward one to that seems to have much less support than the u.k.'s one but all in all what the u.k. is hoping for is for the mandate of the a p c w to be extended to allow it to not just technically say whether chemical weapons have been used but to point the finger and attribute blame or which country or individual actors or groups may have carried out chemical attacks anywhere in the world so tell us more about the problems that critique of the existing war. well the c.w. is simply a technical body as i said it's allowed to say whether or not chemical weapons have been used more often than not is also able to say what chemical weapons have been used but it cannot attribute blame cannot point the finger in the u.k.
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argues that there is an attribution gap there isn't a single international organization or a body at the moment in the world that can point the finger there was an attempt of course as we all know in the past to set one up in partnership between the united nations and the o.p.c. w it was called the joint investigator mechanism that was used to look into allegations of chemical weapons use in syria it concluded looking at hundreds of different cases that leads for it being carried out by the assad regime to have been carried out by i saw but when it came to extending the mandate of the j r m well that was ended up being vetoed by russia the security council leading to the whole thing essentially collapsing so there is according to the u.k. just to repeat that attribution gap that they desperately want to have field in light of recent chemical weapons attacks that we heard there in sonia's report in salisbury in the u.k. multiple attacks in syria and iraq out of course the assassination of the north
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korean leader kim jong un's hard brother kuala lumpur airport in the past twenty years there has been a global increase and the real drive here led by the u.k. is to call for that increase to be brought under urgent control all right needs barker life head thank you. the un chief antonio tears is calling on the world not to abandon the united nations agency for palestinian refugees organization known as unrest says it's facing a quarter of a billion dollar shortfall and may soon cut emergency assistance the u.s. last its funding by more than half in january more than five million refugees in the middle east rely on the agency for education food and health services to terrorism made his statement at the donor conference at the un our diplomatic editor james bays has more the un has been trying for months to fill the massive short fall off of the u.s. pulled out most of its funding from armor of the u.n.
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secretary general of the start of this pledging conference appealed to nations to come up with more funding ahead of armor commissioner general of all time was running out our current shortfall remains now in excess of two hundred fifty million u.s. dollars and we still have a very big task ahead at this point we do not i repeat we do not have the income to ensure that the schools will open on time in august and in the absence of significant new funding we will have to begin taking very difficult measures in july impacting the level of services as well as our staff the situation will be particularly critical for emergency operations in the west bank and in gaza what is at risk is food for one million people. in the gaza strip as ever at these sort of pledging conference is a little hard to work out exactly what is new money and what has already been
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committed by countries in the past it appears as though there are some new funds coming from the e.u. from mexico from sweden and from belgium and other countries like the u.k. bringing forward some of their funding the total amount so i'm nowhere near the shortfall of two hundred fifty million dollars and the un is still desperately looking for for the funding up until january the us had been the world's largest contributor to and two thousand and fifteen it did about three hundred eighty million dollars that's more than double the second highest contributor together the u.s. and european commission donated forty one percent of the agency's total funding arab states including related foundations and n.g.o.s gave a total of two hundred four million dollars in the same year jordan's king abdullah has met u.s. president donald trump at the white house the two leaders discussed the u.s. administration's peace plan for israel and palestine senior adviser and son in law
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gerry kushner says the plan will be launched soon with or without support from the palestinian leadership president mahmoud abbas has refused to work with the u.s. since december when it recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel navy divers every enter a flooded cave in northern thailand to search for twelve boys and their football coach they were trapped after a heavy rain storm blocked their only way out of the cave on saturday at fisher said they are confident the boys are still alive as the cave extends several kilometers locals have performed rituals to pray for their safe return scott heide lawyer has more from the cape entrance and chiang rai. a third day of searching for these twelve boys and their football coach in the cave network behind me now goes sixty eight kilometers into this hillside that's just along the border between thailand and me and mar now divers have been in the water in this cave because it's been flooded it's the rainy season right now i'm standing a couple inches of mud and that's making things very difficult for the rescue operations in that we know that the divers have been able to go into the cave
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network about a kilometer they're setting up a base there they strong in an electric cable so they can have power to stage there and go further in there been indications that the boys in the coats are still in there they have found handprints and some bag inside this cave network so they're still holding out hope that they're alive in there there are many challenges again yes it's a vast network but parts of it are cavities that will have air most likely in parts of it are going to be flooded so even when they find the boys in their coats they're going to have to bring them back out if the water stays in this cave network bring them back out train them on scuba very basic scuba operations so they can come out through the mouth of the cave here now helicopters have been flying on monday trying to look for another way out and also look for timmie's what they can possibly drop supplies down to the boys and a message saying we're out here we're looking for you but right now no definitive proof that the boys are still alive there's been a makeshift village set up here just outside the mouth of the cave there's a tent area for family members and friends and villagers and that's growing quite
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bit quite a bit there about one hundred hundreds of people there and then also the rescue operation minister of interior just walked out of the cave a couple minutes ago the governor of chennai province is still in there talking and working with the rescue workers now there are dead many different kinds of rescue workers here you've got navy seal divers you've got the national police you've got the army and you also got the national parks people here this is a national park in thailand they're also working all of them working together again this is the third day now trying to find any hope any indication they're holding out hope that those boys and their coach are live in this cave network. people caught up in last year's siege of merari in the southern philippines fear of the conflict may not be over president reagan to territory declare victory over the isolate melty fighters in october after a five month battle the siege left much of the city bruin's and displaced two hundred thousand people many of them are now telling their stories and sharing can .

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