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tv   The Stream 2019 Ep 161  Al Jazeera  October 9, 2019 5:32pm-6:01pm +03

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this is al-jazeera. alarms a whole room and you're watching the al-jazeera news our live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next 60 minutes kurds in northern syria to resist turkish forces as they gather at the border ready to cross also a curfew imposed in capital over fuel protests as the president moves his office out of the city. and too hungry to study why there's concern hundreds of students could drop out of south african universities. also it's in a rotting state a vital industry in indian administered kashmir is now suffering. and i'm we're hard in with all your days sport another quarter finalist could be decided at the rugby world cup but scotland based their hopes of making it after
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a one sided crash of russia. welcome to the program turkey says final preparations for a military push into northern syria are being made but the kurdish little 40 in northern syria is urging residents to come out in large numbers and resist them troops and equipment are in position on turkey's side of the border and a section of cold creek has been removed an aide to president the one says the military will join forces with the free syrian army when it crosses into syria turkey's planned operation follows president trying to decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria. we've a call for caution from russia step basons in moscow with more on that shortly but 1st let's cross over to charles stratford who's arm the turkey side of the border
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with syria and charles we've been talking about a military buildup for the past few days now so just give us or paint the picture really in terms of what you've been able to see both through the day and through the night. but certainly what we've been reporting is consistent with fixedly what we've witnessed over the last couple of days here. last night for example our drive back to the hotel dozens of military vehicles heading towards this area where our live position is these vehicles included a p.c.'s we believe trucks carrying i mean ition they were flatbed trucks with tanks as well we've seen artillery positions as well very close by to hit and there are as we have also been reporting now confirmation it certainly seems the fight is with the f.s.a.
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the free syrian army which of course been supported by the turkish military by the turkish government in syria since the syrian revolution began years ago are being bussed over and will be potentially taking part in any kind of military incursion into syria military analysts are saying they believe those fights could well end syria or west of here to present she joined turkish troops who would go in from an eastern position but of course we can't confirm this i think it's safe to say that the atmosphere here is increasingly tense we've had a statement from the turkish defense minister speaking on. local turkish television saying that the preparations and deployments are going on are continuing . it's interesting really because in terms of language sense a little less like threatening than some of the statements coming from one of the presidential advisors who said that an incursion was going to happen shortly but as
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you say the military buildup has continued and certainly seem to increase last night when we witnessed all those military vehicles coming to this area of course not build up charles of calls comes on the back of president trump state law but he's going to sort of withdrawal support from those candidates. fight is in the region so one wonders where or what options kurdish fighters like the s.d.f. in the white b.g. really have because maybe it's about time that they actually look around them to see you might be able to help them out and we're talking about that important word alliances. that's right yeah we had a statement put out on twitter yesterday from the s.t.'s leadership saying that they were looking at options potentially even to some sort of partnership or cooperation with the syrian regime and the russians there seem to be some statements that are coming out from the russian foreign minister that suggests that that may well be happening. militarily though it's fairly safe to say that
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they would be completely outgunned by the turkish military they wouldn't even have the support of coalition airstrikes as they had in the very successful defeat of eisel in this area we understand that they've been given training over the years by the u.s. military and we understand some european governments as well and they've been given . fairly sophisticated weapons kits such as anti-tank missiles and systems but nothing you can imagine that would be able to defend themselves against the kind of potential military force that the turks are threatening them with for the moment charles we'll leave it there of course continue to follow events with you through the day thanks very much let's cross over to moscow now and step bason and step in the last few days we've seen london voiced concern to washington over their decision to back away from the kurds the e.u. has also voiced its concern about the impending incursion by the turks but now
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we've got the russians talking and they're actually potentially giving the kurds some options. yes exactly russia has actually been very quiet being a serious partner of course and a key player in syria over the last couple of days since donald trump announced the u.s. a pullout from syria but now a minister for for the foreign minister has spoken on this trip to the middle east and central asia and has again confirmed that the united states presence in syria is violating u.n. security council resolutions and is threatening the territory integrity of syria so basically the reason that moscow was so quiet of course is that they exactly got what they wanted from the u.s. pullout they have actually also now saying that and i quote lawful that the contradictory big u.s. moves by the united states is a dangerous game that could stir up more trouble in the region so basically they're
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now calling for a dialogue and russia is playing the main peacemaker in the region the last of all society as a hotline as he called it with qatar and is giving assurances that aragon has promised that he wouldn't disturb the territory integrity of syria this is what he had to say. we have announced our situation regarding what is ongoing in northeast syria and on the turkish border with syria our situation is based on sorting out this issue only for a dialogue between the former government and the representatives of the kurdish community living there we have been in contact with turkey and the other parties participating in a standard to convince them all to start a dialogue for solving this problem in this part of syria. well this dialogue between the possible dialogue between the syrian government and the good troops in there in syria of course would be very beneficial for russia because russia has of course been backing up the syrian regime for all those years and also has very good
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ties with the kurdish fighters and the goodish regime in iraq and in syria yesterday actually visited the iraqi kurdish president and brought with him some important russian oil companies so this whole thing has been also mentioned by commentator as being a present to russia does this u.s. pullout from syria which will only increase its influence in not only in syria but in the whole of the middle east well of course it will continue to monitor what moscow has to say certainly in the coming hours for the moment step thank you. in an opinion piece for the washington post a turkish presidential aide has called on the international community to support an increase efforts to bring peace and stability to the region for a teen says that turkey has no ambition in northeastern syria except to neutralize a longstanding threat against turkish citizens and to liberate the local population
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from the joke of armed thugs regarding the why p.g. whom alton calls militants he says if they are genuinely interested in fighting islamic state they can defect without delay or they can listen to their commanders who say that they will fight the turkish forces in which case we will have no choice but to stop them all to learn goes on to say that the us has borne the brunt of the counter islamic state campaign for too long turkey which has nato 2nd largest army is willing and able to take the lead now and drive it home. i guess that is a political risk consultant for the firm i.h.s. market where he specializes in turkey joins me now from istanbul good to have you with us on the program now in terms of he's a hero at home a villain abroad. attitude to the kurds sort of leaves the international community with no at the conclusion but the president sort of gives the kurdish issue another
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alternative they are the enemy so any reassurances by ankara really doesn't wash with many global capitals that sort of move the perception that turkey has unfortunately created a broader v want key message which the government has been trying to drive home domestically is that this of course is not a battle against kurds but rather p.j. kate and of course turkey views the white b.g. with some justification as inherently linked with kate against which turkey has been fighting for decades and this is the unfortunate situation the fact that turkey has not been able to successfully carry out this p.r. campaign internationally and of course.


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