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more on that later but coming back to poroshenko he says that really he's on a war footing now that he is concerned that there could be a land invasion by russia and he says that there are more tank deployments on the borders he's warning that there could be conflict and he has to prepare his army to defend itself this is what he had to say. these tanks have not yet been removed from there they're still there i don't want anybody to think those are toys the country is under threat of a full scale war with the russian federation but the goal of this martial law is to show that the enemy will pay a very high price if he decides to attack us it will be like a cold shower that will stop the mad men who have plans to attack ukraine and if there is no further aggression we will assume that the goal of these actions is achieved but andrew that martial law is in theory in place to work thirty days as of now is there a sense them that mr poroshenko might either try to extend the time scale or put it
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in place in other regions in the country as well. good question forty minutes ago is when the martial law was imposed ten regions not the whole country now he did want to impose it throughout the whole country originally he also wanted it to be sixty days however on the day after the incident on monday it was a time when the country was uniting behind a cause to defend itself but. his own problems with parliament trying to distil the martial law order because this was a political affair they thought many politicians within the parliament. is up for reelection in the parliament in the presidential elections march thirty first many people felt that the type of laws being imposed which will restrict political
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gatherings which will restrict mobilization of people in public places that is not a good climate for for actual election campaign and so what's happening now is poroshenko wants to mobilize people in a different direction and that is to defend the country to strengthen the army he says at a time of crisis under thanks very much. still to cover for you including a presidential election in georgia where people may not end up choosing the person who will run the country. another round of talks on the war in syria with russia looking for a chance of a breakthrough. how the weather remains cold and quiet across northeastern parts of it but down into the southeastern corner storms continue to rumble away anywhere from around the
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balkans into that eastern side of the matter we've got some rather lively weather now making its way across the northwestern corner. pretty strong winds pushing through those winds could well gust in excess of one hundred kilometers per hour on wednesday blustery showers into oland and much of the british isles that wet weather stretching its way down into the low countries northern parts of france but fourteen celsius in london sunday on the mild side not that you'll notice in that way it's and windy weather down to the southeast there we go with those live the storms just around greece into turkey down towards cyprus and some snow there you just notice up towards the black say things ease off a little as we go on into thursday but still a little on the dist side still pretty disturbed to up towards a northwestern corner thirteen celsius in london on thursday which is a touch woman that it will be in madrid highs have around twelve degrees celsius dry across northwestern parts of africa so not see bad at twenty one for bats on wednesday but the chances michel is just around the coastal fringes of libya
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha these are the top stories this hour the director of the cia will reportedly not take part in the u.s. senate briefing on the matter. the secretaries of state and defense will brief senators on buttons staying on the side of the journalist most of the cia has blamed the saudi crown prince for ordering the killing. saudi arabia's crown prince has left as you know and is now heading for argentina for the g. twenty meeting hundreds of people protested against mohammed and so on months visit tunis the last leg of his meetings tool russia is planning to deploy s. four hundred surface to air missiles to the crimean peninsula ten regions in ukraine are on the most of all thanks thirty days after russia opened fire and seized ukrainian naval boats in the black sea. the final senate seats of the u.s. midterm elections has been decided after a close and controversial race in mississippi republican cindy hyde smith's win
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comes despite a series of racially charged comments during the campaign including telling supporters she would accept an invitation to a public hanging john hendren reports now from jackson mississippi. in the last senate election of twenty eighteen cindy hyde smith made history couldn't graduate are senator and male senator elect cindy. appointed temporarily in april she is now the first elected female senator from mississippi the reason we won is because mississippi and know me and they know my heart and thank you for stepping up mississippi. she did it by rallying her base in a reliably republican state and by blocking democrat mike espy from making history himself he would have been the first african-american senator from mississippi since the nineteenth century do you know that we built the largest grassroots organization. the state has ever seen in
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a generation. smith had to recover from a series of self-inflicted wounds telling his supporters she would accept an invitation to a public hanging and sit in the front row it was a major gaffe in a state where five thousand black men were lynched following the american civil war she posed in a confederate civil war cap here where that conflict still holds the power to divide and she joked about voter suppression here where african-americans claim they have been wrongfully stripped of their voting rights here in the birthplace of elvis presley it was all too much for big campaign donors including wal-mart and major league baseball who demanded their money back donald trump made an election eve swing to save the republicans campaign we win tomorrow will be at fifty three forty seven which is substantially larger than right. here in the republican deep south the math was always with pride smith no democrat has won statewide election here since nineteen eighty two president trump won here in two thousand and sixteen
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by eight hundred percentage points and now voters have doubled down choosing a candidate who not only has the president's face on her campaign bus but who has voted with him one hundred percent of the time espy inspired more hope among democrats in mississippi than any member of his party in years but in the end his candidacy reveals the limits of the democratic wave of twenty eight eighteen and the strength of republicans hold on the u.s. senate john hendren al-jazeera jackson mississippi. in the new zealand plane the plunge into the sea killing one hundred eighty nine people on board shouldn't have been flying the national transport safety committee says the lion a boeing seven three seven should have been grounded because of technical problems experienced the day before the fatal flight their plane crashed into the java suit shortly after takeoff from jakarta airport in october early analysis of the plane's flight recorder data from the pilots the battle to keep the plane from going down.
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from jakarta. these are not the final results of the investigation into this fatal crash on october twenty ninth why this lion airplane crashed into the java sea with high speed but it's giving quite a clear picture of what was happening previously to this fatal flight for days already this lion airplane it's a brand new seven three seven max eight boeing that was flying from bali as well going back to the in the previous days this plane had already had some very serious technical defect basically what was wrong was the angle of attack sensor which is on the left side of the pilot wasn't functioning while it had been replaced in bali basically what it does it's basically registering the airflow against the nose of the plane and if it registers something wrong which it was doing this plane automatically pushes denotes down so the pilots on the previous flight were forced to fly just manually and managed to actually safely land with the same plane the
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last violent and copilot didn't manage to do that they didn't put it on manual and then this fatal crash happened many questions remain of course also because the investigators say why did the pilot fly back from bali the night before with a plane which was in such a bad condition so that's why investigators are urging air to improve their safety culture by air has already quite a debate of all. safety culture for many years pilots have been complaining about overwork maintenance problems have been reported so there are a lot of questions also what the government will do with lion air looking at the results of this preliminary report people in georgia are voting on a second round of presidential elections the governing party's candidate failed to win a majority and also was first run but has really launched a campaign with a promise of debt relief for hundreds of thousands of people robin for
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a state walker joins us live now from the capital tbilisi robin what's at stake here. hello peter well the powers of the president in georgia are no longer what they used to be georgia is now pretty much a parliamentary democracy where power resides with the prime minister and his cabinet but this is been an incredibly contested election a lot of acrimony on both sides very bitterly fought over especially because the candidates of the governments. failed to really connect with voters and pick up enough votes in the first round they were expecting to celebrate in the first round with a getting over fifty percent of the vote she she barely managed to be a main rival and so we know this election is really all about. the pride of this governing party to show that it still has the popular mandate so really what's
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happening is this is being been seen in this vote as a test of a confidence vote if you like from the georgian public and the government is doing everything it can now as we'll see in my reports to try to get the public onside. makes a living selling souvenirs but it's not enough to repay her back. now to just government has promised to help out more than six hundred thousand georgians trapped by debt. they list future is looking bright. my mark then. if someone will do such a crank think why not. why not i can only say thank you. she'll be able to express her gratitude at the ballot initiative coming just ahead of the country's presidential runoff. the timing is really saying the government's critics you know i don't chill nor any orgy bringing in these kind of initiatives and talking about engine election period can be considered very boring because
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a spray can affect very tough choices for most people. many voters chose not to back the government's candidate in the first round suddenly zurabishvili. thanks to guests she made clear in remarks that jule chair should shoulder responsibility for the war with russia in two thousand and eight. opponents portrayed her as vladimir putin's apologist. her challenger grigolo the should say is a member of the former governing party still popular with many georgians since the first round the government has embark on a new aggressive p.r. campaign to discredit the opposition their message that if the opposition candidate wins some familiar controversial faces will be making a return to georgian politics. whatever the outcome georgians
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understand that ultimately and all go well mr country. initially chairs the governing party seen here sitting next to his chosen candidate. it is his private foundation that would pay off loads like labor's. voters must decide whether it is a genuine initiative to alleviate poverty or a naked attempt to buy their loyalty. so. what we're going to find out now is whether or not georgian democracy still functions the way it's supposed to whether or not. as i've been saying there really it's money that decides everything here if griego. does get past the post when this it'll be very interesting to see what he does next because he has promised to pods mikhail saakashvili the former presidents who was
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defeated for four years ago. elections here that would be a very controversial thing it's one of the powers that the president would have to use to be a pardon for members of the government and if. they came back to being in exile that would really store up the political scene here going forward robin thanks very much russia turkey and iran are told new talks on syria on weapons to. stand up delegations from the syrian government and the opposition are expected to attend a holder from. another meeting on syria in the capital asked to now a negotiating track shaped by russia iran and turkey it has become a forum for the main power brokers in the syrian conflict who use their influence over the warring sides to make deals the latest was a prisoner exchange between the syrian government and the opposition it's hoped
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that the detainees file will see progress during the talks but they haven't been as effective when tackling of the main political issues supposed to be resolved in the geneva based un led process to having so many players involved and just having one sort of side or part of the actors in that isn't enough to come to some sort of comprehensive peace deal there was an attempt to expand the asked in a format to include members of the so-called small group during a meeting in istanbul last month russia and turkey brought the leaders of france and germany to the table but there was no commitment for a second summit instead the europeans insisted a u.n. committee should start work on rewriting the syrian constitution before the end of the year i. was. sure or.
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but russia's believed to be pushing for some kind of achievement that it can sell to the west damascus has so far refused to cooperate with the u.s. led diplomatic efforts president vladimir putin sent his special envoy alexander love ranty have to damascus reportedly to remove obstacles in the way of forming the committee for the kremlin asked in a as where breakthroughs in russian diplomacy must be made an agreement on a constitutional committee would be just that it will however need the backing of the united nations the u.n. says it must be credible inclusive and balanced its special envoy stefan the mistura is here in what appears to be his last diplomatic mission before leaving office creating the committee may be the easy part the opposition which now has little leverage wants a new constitution that will curtail presidential powers and lead to free elections the syrian government says the committee's task is to review the existing charter
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not come up with a new one it's quite clear that they're not going to. negotiate a way. they're not going to give that up. prepared to. not going to be enough for players like. the west wants damascus to first engage in the u.n. political process before it discusses money for reconstruction russia wants to move to the post-war stage but it knows concessions will have to be mate senator. asked . this is al-jazeera these are the top stories the director of the cia will reportedly not take part in the u.s. senate briefing on the murder of jamal the secretaries of state and defense will brief senators on wednesday on the saudi journalist murder
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a cia report indicates the saudi crown prince ordered the killing the agency's head gina has spoiled travel to istanbul last month and has listen to recordings of the show she's death or the saudi crown prince has now left in his year and is heading for argentina for a meeting of the g twenty countries hundreds of people protested against mohammed bin salman his visit to tunis the last leg of his middle east for russia is planning to deploy s. four hundred surface to air missiles to the crimean peninsula ten regions in ukraine are under martial law for the next thirty days after russia opened fire and seen just ukrainian naval boats in the black sea ukraine's president is warning of a full scale confrontation with russia. these tanks have not yet been removed from there they're still there i don't want anybody to think those are toys the country is under threat of a full scale war with the russian federation so. the goal of this martial law is to show that the enemy will pay a very high price if he decides to attack us it will be like
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a cold shower that will stop the mad men who have plans to attack ukraine and if there is no further aggression we will assume that the goal of these actions is achieved indonesian investigators say a plane that plunged into the sea killing one hundred eighty nine people on board shouldn't have been flying the national transport safety committee says the lion air boeing seven three seven should have been grounded because of technical problems experienced the day before the fatal flight the aircraft crashed into the java sea shortly after takeoff from jakarta in october early analysis of the plane's flight data recorder and the pilots a battle to keep the plane from going down. u.s. republican cindy hyde smith has won mississippi senate runoff election following a controversial campaign and smith was caught on camera saying she would happily attend a public hanging if invited she faced african-american democrat mike espy he used to lobby for former ivory coast along who's been charged with crimes against humanity those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after
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inside story i will see you in about twenty five minutes with half an hour of world news. a recent un report is given renewed the fight against climate change over his threats like sea level rise at this year's climate talks in poland. community sees the opportunity to take concerted action same with the latest from the front lines of the climate crisis from the conference itself. turkey is reviving its efforts of the jamal khashoggi murder investigation police have searched two villas that belong to a saudi citizen but will it make any difference and can anchor a succeeded its push for an international investigation this is inside story.
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hello welcome to the program i'm adrian finnegan it's been nearly two months now since the journalist walked into the saudi consulate in istanbul his murder up at the hands of a fifteen member hit squad has put saudi arabia under an international spotlight it's an battled crown prince who's been accused of ordering the killing is on a tour of regional countries before heading to argentina for the g. twenty summit but turkey wants to make sure the case doesn't disappear from the world's attention its investigators launched a search of two villas outside istanbul on monday they say they're owned by a saudi businessman who's close to the current prince we'll bring in our guest in just a moment but first al-jazeera tony buckley has more on the turkish investigation. the search centered on a large villa near the town of yellow an hour's drive south of istanbul the forty strong team including police with sniffer dogs security forces and forensic investigators spent all monday at the villa which is said to be owned by a rich saudi businessman turkish media reported that he has links to crown prince
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mohammed bin from amman portraits of the saudi king and crown prince could be seen hanging in the hallway. turkish investigators were acting on phone records of calls made from the saudi consulate in istanbul before she was murdered one is said to have been made to the villa by a saudi national he's been named as left tenant colonel mansoor othman abu hussein who was a member of the so-called hit squad which carried out the killing it's thought that colonel abu hussein is in the saudi civil defense force and to serve the crown prince the turkish prosecutor has issued a statement saying the call was made a day before the killing and it was to discuss either how to hide or destroy this because saudis body. the search included the surrounding area and a neighboring villa which is also owned by a saudi national neither of the owners was present fire services drained two wells before the forensic team took away samples. the two main theories about what
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happened to mr saudi's body either it was dismembered and dissolved in acid in the consulate or his remains were taken away in black suitcases purchased by saudi officials on the morning of the murder they were then either disposed all be in turkey or flown to saudi arabia under diplomatic privilege only the killers know the answer and they are in saudi arabia if this search fails to produce any significant evidence about the whereabouts of mystical saudis body it's difficult to see where this investigation goes from here without meaningful saudi cooperation which for some reason it still refusing to give. you might acumen arcus in the queue much saudi authorities are investigating with the perpetrators of the crime they must hundred more over to us so that we can investigate them ourselves and know who the local collaborators or collaborators are and who gave the orders to carry out the crimes since all these questions are still unanswered calls from
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around the world and international organizations are getting louder to open an international investigation into this crime that saudi. arabia mohamed bin salman though i'm moving on doing business and seeing friends is his first foreign trip since the murder of jamal khashoggi and the question being asked is if he wasn't the architect of this killing then why is he not finding out who was tony berkeley al-jazeera yell over turkey. let's bring in our guests for today's discussion from istanbul we're joined by professor of history at howden university based and from bucharest matthew bryce a senior fellow at the atlanta council and a former u.s. ambassador and from lancaster in the u.k. simon maybe on a senior lecturer in international relations at lancaster university welcome gentlemen good to have you with us professor based on let's start with you why is turkey so determined to seek justice for its own courts or through an international
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investigation led by the u.n. and to keep up the pressure on saudi arabia and its crown prince well first of all this. i mean the unfortunate an awful thing had happened in turkish soil actually in walls come up with children is stumble law is not the political capital to draw a lot of attention and this gentleman was known to took should ministration i mean discussion cheat and he had threatened and acquaintances so turkey is determined to follow it up because it's a hideous crime and a lot of details emerging but as far as the turkish public concerned. was invited to the consulate in istanbul and he entered but never came up so all turkey is determined to find out what had happened although all i'm sure
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there are a lot of other details that not has been revealed and but also. that actually they want to find out the truth what happened small farm nothing much progress and all we know is that yesterday or at very close to istanbul on the other side of modern marcy they were searching two villages professor. professing i think there's just more evidence that you have to come to light is that right well that is my guess definitely. so it is may no more because they raided two houses i mean that to begin with in order to start the crime or murder investigation you need to have the bodies somewhere the or at least you should know that what had happened so far i mean in german speaking in the public even international community. we don't have much we can i mean we know some topping some
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recordings except trauma but the rest is anyone's guess so turkey is really determined to find out. matthew ries ambassador will there come a point when turkey has to say ok we've done all we can here for the sake of relations with our allies we've got to put this to bed and move on or is turkey not going to let this go and if so why not well i think as the professor said turkey's preference would be to get to the bottom of this for just reasons of humanity and as a way to also strengthen turkey's reputation so people know turkey is on the side of right but i think there just logically does come an end in the line of the of the detailed information that has been leaked quite skillfully from a diplomatic perspective by the turkish government for the last month or so. there hasn't been any dramatic information released recently and i think that yesterday's search of this villa outside is istanbul maybe it is an attempt to get some more
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information that could be useful and you nation in this attempt by turkey to to set the record straight i think turkey is also negotiating a bit with both washington and with riyadh but showing it's had this information and then having some some discussions behind the scenes one of which is about to take place i think between presidents bush and the one at the g. twenty summit in buenos aires president trump you mean. will come into the g twenty meeting in just a few moments some of maybe on line close to what is keys and game here. the u.s. president has made it clear as far as he's concerned that the crown prince had nothing to do with the show actually is this something personal between the one and mohamed bin solomon or is it more to do with regional influence. i think there's every possibility that there is a personal dimension to it but i don't think there needs to be a personal dimension i think if you are if you're studying the middle east you're
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studying middle eastern politics one of the first books that you read is called dialogues in arab politics by michael barnett and what bar it does is he tells the story of how a certain point certain incidents the actors involved have the opportunity to rework reconceptualized order international relations and i think that's exactly what this moment is what turkey is doing what pres than the un is doing is sensing that the affair has given him the opportunity to redefine a relationship between un qatar washington and illiad that has had turkey is the sort of the third player in a relationship that dates back to the one nine hundred fifty s. and i think turkey particularly under at the one is wanting to reassert itself on the regional stage and what i think many and turkey are doing is sensing that this is an opportunity to do that so leaving aside any personal animosity it's an opportunity for turkey. professor around in istanbul can ankara do you think succeed in its demond for an international investigation what what
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needs to happen politically to bring that to fruition. well first of all. he stumbled the capital of a lot of the dissidents from middle east namely from egypt from syria saw turkey is determined to actually make sure that it's a safe place for all these people so therefore from my point of view it's this investigation is very very important but also needed to rate in relations turkish sold relations actually had the momentum when the king called mr that on this case saw we raised the whole peace that the two countries would rebuild their relations and take it further so that also has that amount and also i'm very much hopeful that probably just twenty summit the dawn will meet maybe the prince
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and done probably they will discuss further details and to bring this whole thing into an end but i very much doubt if saudi arabia holds any more details i don't know it probably they know whereabouts of the body so turkey does y. is going to press ahead until the bottom of it so it's going to keep it in my opinion for for a while from the international community's. attention i guess the browser can you foresee circumstances in which saudi arabia could be persuaded to meaningfully cooperate with the the turkey's own investigation or an international un led investigation and if so who do the persuading. well the answer to that question depends entirely on whether or not the crown prince is guilty if he is indeed the one who ordered this then there is no chance no chance in the world
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saudi arabia will cooperate and unless under extreme duress and under conditions that are unforeseeable at this point but to answer the sort of hypothetical question were there to be an international investigation were turkey to keep pressing the case i don't think you could ever see one under u.n. auspices one one that would be approved by the u.n. security council because the u.s. will oppose that and and to tell you the truth russia may oppose such an investigation as well for a number of reasons one being russia is happy to step in and shore up its ties with saudi arabia while the crown prince is feeling vulnerable so i don't think there could be a u.n. investigation whether there could be an investigation under the international court of justice that's another question or maybe other under some other international body that would be broadly enough representational to to garner a sense of legitimacy but i don't see it happening under the united nations system ok turkey's foreign minister says the president's troops assessment of the cia's
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findings are wrong. how funny think tookie is willing to push this with the u.s. what is president looking to get out of the trumpet ministration well that was quite a dramatic statement by foreign minister childish will and i you know you haven't seen that reiterated since he made that initial statement because it's dramatic to call out the u.s. president in the sense of the say the u.s. president's not telling the truth or outright lying. so i think what will happen in ankara is that president obama and his team are going to wait and see how much pressure comes on president bush by the congress especially when the new house of representatives convenes on the control of the democratic party come january what are the i don't want out of this well there are several difficult issues on the u.s. turkey agenda unresolved problems there's u.s. cooperation. in with kurdish militias that turkey views as a terrorist organization the wipe e.g. turkey wants that to end the united states would like to see turkey stop shelling
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those y.p. g. forces in syria there's also the issue of a state bank help bank whose vice president was convicted of money laundering and helping to evade iran sanctions turkey would like to see the criminal case against health bank dropped but then finally there's the issue of issues which is the residency in the united states misstate of pennsylvania of federal like you len who in turkey widely believed masterminded the two thousand and sixteen coup attempt and i will add i don't know a single turkish person who disagrees with the notion that your land indeed did mastermind that attack so i think president are no one is looking for some progress on any of those issues so i would move on and length as to what do you think the chances are that a president as you twist of president trump who has declared his support of course for the grandparents might have been someone probably not very likely to be honest but just before getting into that i just want to stress that let's not forget tookie is one of the state's most responsible for detaining journalists and
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opposition movements across the world turkey has a long track correct code of doing so and so to kind of frame this is the protection of a journalist i think misses a great deal of the point here this is a political issue that is being used by ankara as a means of exerting more pressure on washington and now as to whether they can do it or not i don't think mr trump will budge he's been pretty steadfast in his view of saudi arabia his view of the crown prince and he's put all of his faith in the ability of crown prince mohammed bin soundman to counter iran not only in syria but in yemen and across the middle east now we've seen there have been a number of high profile strategic mistakes made by the crown prince but even so high. come with a strong public rebuke from washington as yet so i think the idea that the ankara can exert pressure on trying to get him to drop the crown prince i think it's
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highly highly unlikely at this point. professor of professor bass and what do you have to say in response to what simon maybe i would say that you agree with his assessment of turkey's political motives here well that's most argued actually when you've been in turkey but as i said i think turkey wants to safeguard its soil at least as i said in istanbul and doesn't want this case to be closed easily because the trump trump himself made the written announcement last tuesday in fact there was a very striking sentence that says probably will never it was in italy is no will know what had happened except to so this is not just a statement it's basically saying to people just drop it out so that seems infuriated turkey so i do not think turkey really is seeking revenge from saudi
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arabia probably they're not going to gain much out of it but it is very important for turkey i mean i don't know historically if we have any other case similar to this that you know. somebody in turkish soil just and to the. consulate and done disappeared so i think also turkish administration and namely particularly the sort of on making that. kind of a personal issue because this is not really easy to swallow and probably they're thinking that if we let it go then you know we'll know what's next done where the world does what i think does what it's important for turkey to clear this and find out the truth and at the same time probably want to make a little bit of. make others understand especially to solve these and if if at all prince behind it this is not an easy task that what they did is not really
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something they should be doing that you brought as a give you a brief moment to respond to that if you would then i want to come on to ask you about the g. twenty. sure yeah i don't think there's any chance at all that president trump is going to budge i agree and i don't think president expects that president trump is going to budge i think with president add on is doing is is looking for something in return for letting the issue go once there's no more information to be leaked and i just like to add as a former u.s. official in for twenty three years i was shocked and disappointed beyond expression at what president trump said in his statement he actually said maybe the crown prince did it maybe he didn't yes says the professor is saying we'll never know but we have all these important business interests on the table in arms sales that is remarkable for me to hear from a u.s. president you know we we were all trained in the foreign service and in university
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and even elementary school that the u.s. cares about certain values in the world as well as strategic interests and this is the first time i've ever heard a u.s. president so blatantly to abandon that mission that americans like to feel they have to do something good in the world the you raised earlier the issue of the g. twenty hit took his foreign minister said that said that i had been some of his to meet with took his president to the one at the g twenty what do you make of that why would the crown prince want to meet his accuser the man who stirring up so much trouble for him both at home and abroad yeah that's a great question my guess is perhaps washington and riyadh have been collaborating on a way to deescalate we know that secretary pompei over his it'd riyadh as well as on in the midst of all this secretary pompei oh didn't didn't want to listen to the tape that the turks had that they played for the cia director there's been some story speculation that maybe washington and riyadh are working together to make the cover story stick so perhaps the white house suggested to the crown prince asked to
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see president aired on make up somehow try to deescalate the tension and by the way we've got your back so do the best job you can to get us all out of this mess and i think that's tragic for for everybody except probably the crown prince saud and what do you think the chances of that meeting actually happening. i think first of all we've got to figure out if the crown prince is going to go to the g. twenty there are reports coming out this morning that human rights watch is placing pressure on argentinean prosecutors to arrest the crown prince for for his involvement in not only that but in the war in yemen and i think that if there is any doubt whatsoever if there is any theer in the crown prince's mind then he will he will decide not to make that trip but if he does that i think it would be very interesting for mr and the crown prince to meet i think that there is a lot for the two states to discuss not least with regard to the g. affair and how to move beyond that but also how to deal with
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a region where the two are are heavily involved the two have aspirations about the ordering of the region and they've not always see eye to eye so i think going back to my very first answer about redrawing space this is about an existential vision of the middle east that's at stake here so that conversation is going to be wide ranging and incredibly intense and if that meeting actually goes ahead that as you said it's still doubtful as to whether i mean he says he intends to go to the g. twenty in argentina but with with argentina being asked to investigate of the possible war crimes in in yemen under universal jurisdiction it's doubtful whether he will we will risk going but would have been some if that meeting takes place be able to persuade president heard one of his innocence in there or at least to quiet the allegations against him personally. i guess it depends what those tapes say those tapes that we've heard so much about but haven't yet heard or at least i've
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not been privy to and i guess depending on what those tapes a world that will determine whether the crown prince is able to to try and convince mr add to one of his innocence i think a great many people are of the opinion that this type of action could not have occurred. on. the leadership of key saudi officials without his two tillage and so i think that there is that perception that is incredibly difficult to erode particularly if there is some evidence of something in the tapes let's say some kind of smoking gun so i think it's going to be a hit an incredibly difficult task for the crown prince but but as they are investors that perhaps if there is some kind of some kind of coordination between the them washington then we could see some kind of versioning rapprochement but i think it will take some quite seismic diplomatic efforts professor based on do you agree with that assessment what is turkey looking to get out of of this meeting at
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the g twenty with the saudi crown prince if indeed it goes ahead i mean is it looking for some sort of approach what is it looking for a way to deescalate the situation while i don't think it also turkey interested in keepin it always as collated and keeping also or you know the first visit with the subject lot of people really upset about i'm sure of the soldiers citizens as well back in the country so yes indeed but a talk of trying to find a solution but the same time the reserve in a way like a criminal case in hand and the also responsible for making some public explanation about it on if they agreed agreed on what so i think this would sort of fall couple of corners one is that you know hopefully he will ask more corp from the soul decide it least to have like a viable. exit strategy for this issue
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a little what would that be and number two i think turkey at the highest level all saw willing to restore lish to relations and play a positive role in syria as well as other economic projects in the regional this person lie thing and always promote this in turkish or televisions whenever i appeared so i think that meeting can prove something positive or elles here i think if it doesn't awful much help in this case it may turn again against them but it's not the transfer case i think what is has been said in those programs absolutely true turkey is really annoyed and sees this p why did occur on forces its borders very dangerous to their national security ok them afraid gentlemen we must end our discussion we're out of time thank you to you all very base and matthew bryza and simon may be on as always thank you for watching don't forget even see the program at any time just by going to the website at al-jazeera dot com for
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the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the us. study. speck the american media coverage part of this case you get through your thick head as hamas a terrorist organization the only thing that you're going to say is what we want and if you don't say it we're not to let you speak it would be very hard for her to know that they're being deceived the occupation of the american mind. the u.s. national security adviser. but the head of the cia has . the g. twenty. in
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ukraine. and the woman who said she. top story of the director of the cia will reportedly not be taking part in a u.s. senate briefing on the murder of jamal khashoggi but the secretaries of state and defense will brief senators on weapons on the saudi journalists murder prince is widely suspected of ordering killing in the country's consulate in istanbul on
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october the second the cia chief traveled to istanbul last month and has reportedly listen to recordings of the death of jamal. will the u.s. national security adviser john bolton says he won't listen to those tapes because he doesn't speak arabic and won't learn anything from the. so let me take the question of the tape first no i haven't listened to it and i guess i should ask you why do you think i should what do you think i learned from it. i have access to that. many in this room speak arabic. and the senator would you want me to listen to it what am i going to learn from mean if they were speaking korean i wouldn't learn any more from it either be able to tell you it was anything other than i should read a transcript if you don't think it's important you're not i'm just trying to make the point that everybody who says why don't you listen to the tape unless you speak arabic what are you going to get from mike hanna has more now from washington all
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the senators who will be briefed by the secretary of state and the secretary of defense behind closed doors no public access but senators i rate it the fact that it appears the director of the cia will not be present this is the person they want to hear from because senators intent on finding out about the murder of jamal khashoggi and the possible involvement of the crown prince of saudi arabia in that murder reports indicate that the white house has instructed the cia director not to attend this is unconfirmed at this particular point but her absence would raise the possibility that the secretary's will not be briefing the senate about the murder of jamal khashoggi instead they may be arguing why sanction should not be imposed against saudi arabia both of my pump aoe and jim mattis have made very clear they are on the same page as president trump and do not believe that sanctions should be exercised against saudi arabia the senators feel very differently they are going to
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be pushing for legislation imposing socks and sions and they are going to press to get more details about the death of. well john jones is fully a us senior congressional advisor he says it would be unusual if the head of the cia didn't attend that briefing it is a departure of protocol to not have someone and if a top ranking official from the intelligence community not testify at this briefing and when you look at mr bolton's comments today it's obvious that he is pretty comfortable with the status of the u.s. saudi relationship and he's not inclined to support a change in that relationship and he probably feels commenting on the specific tape would that be of any help in terms of adjusting his position and any way whatsoever but at some point in time the trump administration is going to have to decide if they are going to fish or cut bait when it comes to the quiz show be
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murder. suddenly arabia's crown prince has now left china sea and is heading for argentina as the g twenty summit struggles for the. reports mohammed bin saw monks visit did lead to protests on the streets of tunis. you are not welcome that is the message to crown prince mohammed bin solomon from hotel stairs into his yes capital they gathered in the center of the city with banners impact cards denouncing the visits of the saudi royal him and they believe to be a war criminal and an enemy of democracy with the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi still fresh in people's minds and the war in yemen couldn't people almost on a daily basis hundreds of tunisian say they felt the need to demonstrate against bin some. yet we're against mohammed bin so mom's visit to referee sheraton isea to free tunisia to democratic tennessean he has deprived his people of democracy is a matter of i know just that he's
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a butcher he kills his people he speaks for the palestinian cause and he kills human rights he simply some women activists and religious scholars he's not welcome . many people in tunisia feel the purpose of this visit is to help legitimize the crown prince after he appeared to be isolated by parts of the international community after official g.'s murder images like this arguably stronger than the chance of the protesters the message from those protesters is louder here are not only are they protesting against the visit of the crime for that matter but also against the human error of this one in particular the one your marriage was not as a women and children and devastated the country i was there to news in progress was are they also for themselves or the rights of one of the millions over the cross to return to our name let's. take our friend mark here because of the lack of
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freedom in america and. the previous three. he stops in been seven months to or egypt and the united arab emirates cairo is viewed by many as a military dictatorship while manama and i will be are also criticized by human rights groups for cracking down on freedoms and not allowing public protests in tunisia may not be the only bad publicity for the crown prince on tuesday human rights watch announced it had filed a submission with a federal prosecutor in argentina where he's expected to attend the g. twenty summit in a couple of days this submission requests that the court's investigate been sound man for war crimes and his role in the murder due to a treaty signed by argentina such a claim can indeed be pursued just as the crown prince is trying to prove that he isn't isolated internationally his critics are doing everything they can to ensure he's brought to account even if it's only in the court of public opinion. i just.
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russia plans to deploy s. four hundred surface to air missiles to the crimean peninsula it's the latest escalation in a fresh confrontation between moscow and kiev ten regions in ukraine are now under martial law for the next thirty days after russian vessels opened fire in the black sea and seized several ukrainian naval boats in servicemen and resentments reports from kiev. russia says this is one of many confessions by ukrainian sailors about how the navy illegally entered its territorial waters despite warnings there's outrage in ukraine its foreign minister says these men are obviously talking under duress as he puts it under the rules of russia's f.s.b. security service but they're prisoners of war covered by the geneva convention and should have access to the international red cross most of the servicemen and did up here in simferopol before a court that gave out detention orders for two months while cases are investigated
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. internationally the pressure on russia appeared to have no effect on its foreign minister sergei lavrov visiting paris the. if the ukrainian side like its partners in europe is interested in avoiding such situations in the future it is obviously necessary to send a signal to kiev not to allow such a provocation that is not for us to do but for those who maintain close contact with the korean authorities mr lavrov hadn't appeared willing to meet a request made by the french foreign minister. sergey lavrov. told sergei lavrov that a gesture is expected from russia at the prisoners and the boats being held must be free to soon as possible but i will also call my ukrainian counterpart to encourage him to seek a deescalation in this region. there may be no confrontation now in the current strait but the words exchanged by both sides are getting more volatile ukraine's
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navy is saying the russians was shooting to kill on sunday russia is warning that limited martial law to be imposed in parts of ukraine on wednesday could escalate the conflict and now it's emerged that not all the arrested crew are sailors ukraine's state security service the s.p. you said. it had counterintelligence officers on board and it also says that two missiles were fired by one of two russian fighter jets at the boats and one of those agents was seriously injured what happens next to the detained ukrainian servicemen may be unclear what's certain though is that without their release ukraine will continue to ramp up pressure for some sort of international action against russia for what happened off the shores of an extent. and joins us live this hour from kiev and what's your sense there how how combustible is the
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situation. it's still pretty tense is certainly not getting any karma at all with president poroshenko now warning in a series of interviews that his country may not be on a war footing as such but it's certainly in a defensive position he says they have to ramp up their forces to prepare for a possible land invasion by russia and he's asserting that russia intends to take over the entire sea of as of it's a tricky situation to make an understatement there he's also saying that russia he's not giving a time period for this has increased its presence of tanks on the border three times the presence he says of tanks in key positions and now we are just over an hour into this limited martial law which covers nearly harf of the country he was instrumental in imposing this martial law which are
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a restricts public gatherings has effects on political nature of any protests but more importantly he says he's able to mobilize people to join the defense effort not the war effort but the defense effort he wants to see more voluntary service of of forces to defend the country furthermore there is an escalation of the diplomatic initiative from ukraine to try and get some results from nato to get some results from the united states other allies he wants to see some action. he's not seeing enough action he's not saying it boldly u.s. isn't doing enough but he's indicating that there is no sign of sanctions yet there is no sign of any military form of action at all and so therefore too in a way ukraine feels a bit short changed in this situation donald trump.


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