tv The Briefing BBC News June 24, 2019 5:00am-5:31am BST
this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: a serious setback for turkey's president erdogan as his candidate loses the re—run election for istanbul mayor. this is the biggest blow to recep tayyip erdogan. it was a watershed moment for this country. an uprising in morocco could break out at any moment — that's the warning in the results of the biggest ever survey of the arab world. a year since the thai cave rescue that captivated the world — thanksgiving and celebrations
for the trapped footballers. and in business, china warns tariffs threaten the global economy as world leaders prepare for the 620 we take a special look at how the us is reshaping the world of trade. a very warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation tell us what you think.
the party of turkey's president erdogan has been dealt a major blow after losing control of istanbul in a re—run of the city's mayoral election. the vote has been seen as a key test of mr erdogan‘s authority and of the future of democracy in turkey. the opposition candidate, ekrem imamoglu, said his landslide win was a new beginning for the country's biggest city. here's the latest from our correspondent mark lowen. they roared, notjust in victory but in celebration that their turkey still exists. chanting. an opposition that's waited 25 years to control istanbul, but long felt incapable of success, savoured its moment. ekrem imamoglu has brought in the hope they craved with his optimistic message, rebuffing attacks with smiles and he won by a landslide.
translation: i asked god for this result to bring good fortune to our nation in istanbul. to our nation and istanbul. he protected 100 years of democracy in this country. thank you, my fellow citizens. this result does not mean a new page, this means a new beginning for istanbul. as votes were counted, his victory was clear against a former prime minister with near total dominance over the media but in concession, a conciliatory note. translation: i hope that our dear friend will serve istanbul well and we will do our best to help them accomplish his work. recep tayyip erdogan has towered over turkey as mayor of istanbul himself, then prime minister and president, a key globalfigure in everything from security to syria, he has polarised turkey. after claiming irregularities after the first mayoral elections in march,
he pushed for a rerun. this fresh loss will prompt talk of the beginning of his end. there he passes, ekrem imamoglu, the new mayor of istanbul and the opposition‘s new great hope in turkey. he has just dealt the biggest blow to recep tayyip erdogan in the president's 25—year political career and tonight feels like a watershed moment for this country. the party will go on late into the night as the magnitude of this sinks in. turkish democracy, so pummelled over the years, still has life in it and tonight, it's thundering. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. we will have more analysis later in the programme. and you can keep up to date with the latest developments in turkey on our website. you'll find analysis of what the election result means for president erdogan, and a profile of the mayor
of istanbul. or download the bbc news app. now to morocco, a place where thousands of us travel for holidays each year from europe and around the world. it has historically been one of the most stable places in the arab world. but a new survey carried out for bbc news arabic, by the arab barometer research network, indicates a surge in calls for rapid political change. reda al mawy has been finding out why moroccans are calling for a change in government. casablanca, a part of the arab world with historic links to europe but, after yea rs in with historic links to europe but, after years in which a desire amongst moroccans to emigrate had declined, it is on the rise once more. this man is one of many who made it to europe. translation: people go there for certain things that we do not have here, like freedom. there is no care here in
morocco for the population. it is the lack of clear that makes people migrate. the survey results indicate 70% of adults under 30 are considering leaving the country. he came back from europe last year when his citizenship in germany was denied. he believes morocco has a long way to go to match opportunities in europe. translation: transport, health, education. these need to be fixed. we cannot wait years. this needs to be fixed now, straightaway. morocco is one of a monarchy in the region. it has led to protests. the arab uprising in 2011 inspired moroccans to ta ke uprising in 2011 inspired moroccans to take to the streets and called for reforms but the wars that broke
out after the arab spring is discouraged many moroccans for radical change. today, there is a very different mood in the street with almost half of moroccans saying they want immediate change, now. it is unheard to criticise the monarchy in morocco but the once unthinkable is now being talked about by some. translation: controlling the economy by not separating it from politics, especially at the level of investment, can lead to a catastrophe, including rejection of the monarchy itself. this journalist and political activist runs an opposition newspaper in casablanca. he says promised political changes whenever implemented. at any moment, moroccans can see what happens in algeria and sudan, in libya and tunisia. morocco feels like two countries, a stable place and that
of the growing population under 30 filled with aspirations but also political unhappiness. bringing them together is the challenge ahead for the rulers. you can find out more about how the survey was done and more results, videos and coverage are on our website. just look up bbc arabic survey. and on social media use the hashtag #bbcarabicsurvey let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, has said he's seeking to build a "global coalition" against iran, branding tehran "the world's largest state sponsor of terror". before flying to saudi arabia and the uae for talks, mr pompeo said the us was prepared to negotiate with iran without preconditions when the country is "ready to truly engage with us".
the british foreign secretary jeremy hunt has called for his conservative leadership opponent borisjohnson to "man up" and face him in a live tv debate, instead of slinking through the back doors of number 10. in a piece for the times newspaper, mr hunt has accused his rival in the race to become prime minister of being "a coward". scientists from around the world are meeting in germany later to explore how carbon dioxide emissions could be used for useful purposes. until recently it was assumed that emissions from industry would all have to be buried, but inventors are now finding ways to use c02 as a valuable raw material. how are chinese consumers dealing with the latest round of us tariff hikes? $110 billion worth of trade into china now targeted, from american crops to cars to wine.
robin brant, in shanghai, looks at the range of pressures the chinese authorities are putting on us business and how some consumers in china are reacting. and how some consumers in china are reacting. don't drink and drive is a common message on the roads across the world and now it is at the heart of the trade stop for more than a decade, this chinese business has been selling bottles of wine by the thousands, direct from the lush valleys of napa in northern california. this is 1a years old. but even china's wealthy are buying less as a tariffs on american wine sense prices up. a month ago they increased for the third time.
kevin has ditched his old shop, the rent was too much. the trade will is only half of it. the chinese, who are willing to pay $1000 plus a bottle of facing other problems. but remember, china's trade was not just on drinking americans but on the driving americans. two years ago i was reporting on the threats to us carmakers here, like ford and its lincoln brand. first it faced ta riffs lincoln brand. first it faced tariffs and then delays at samples and now there more pressure. in the past few weeks it has been hit by a fine of $25 million for price fixing and for some that looks like the latest evidence of how the chinese authorities can exert a range of pressure on this ongoing war.
chinese consumers are crucial. after ta riffs after tariffs and other measures, china has a record of mobilising its people and maybe this time their pallets. in terms of tariffs though, the glass is almost full. 75% of us goods coming here have been hit already. ticket items like aircraft are already. ticket items like aircraft a re pretty already. ticket items like aircraft are pretty much all that is left. jonathan charles, director of communications at the european bank for reconstruction and development joins me now. the ebrd you must be talking about
this. the tribal between the us and china. we are watching it very closely, no doubt about that. not least that many of our countries, of course, rely quite heavily on being pa rt course, rely quite heavily on being part of global supply chains. they are part of countries we help from mongolia to morocco, they are emerging economies and in the past few years, emerging economies have benefited from global free trade that's why some companies have set up that's why some companies have set up in many of these countries, invested in those countries in the belief they would be part of the global supply chain so it is important that global trade continues to be as free as possible but what we are seeing, certainly in oui’ but what we are seeing, certainly in our predictions and we do economic forecasts for our regions, we are seeing some slowdowns and that is because of global trade uncertainty. this summit, g20, where president xi and president trump are lined up for
talks on the sidelines, are critical? these are key players. it could get an awful lot worse or better. what i suspect we will see is more of a pause. neither side at the moment is ready to compromise but on the other hand they are not also ready to go to the brink. i suspect we will see some say facing word saying whatever has happened has happened and continues to happen but not of worsening and global stock markets are beginning to price that in they are not expecting necessarily to be a result but suddenly a standstill and the fight will happen on another day and negotiators can go away. neither side backing down and neither side wanting an escalation. that is what we will see at the g20. the pause button. the pause button has been pressed. thank you very much indeed. jonathan will be back later for our
review. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: celebrations and thanksgiving in thailand, a year after the dramatic cave rescue that captivated the world. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade centre armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim in certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8, god told him to plead guilty and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco.
it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which, for 29 years, has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: turkey's president erdogan‘s dealt the biggest blow of his 25 year career as his candidate loses the re—run of the istanbul mayoral election. young moroccans want a radical change in government, according to the biggest ever survey of the arab world carried out for the bbc. a year after they became trapped in a cave complex, a thai football team and their coach, have been taking part in events to mark the first anniversary of their dramatic rescue. players from the wild boars squad
became trapped by flood waters, after entering the tham laung caves on a sightseeing trip. gareth barlow has more. a year after the dramatic rescue, players from the team gave offerings to buddhist monks. heads bowed in prayer as they remembered their ordeal. the 12 teenage boys and their coach were trapped underground for 17 desperate days. until, as the world watched on, a rescue operation brought them out one by one. translation: i feel thankful for all the officials who, on this day last year, spent their time to help me and the boys so that we got out safely. i think you very much. translation: it is indescribable. my life has changed a lot. on sunday, thousands of runners and cyclists joined the boys from the wild boars tea m joined the boys from the wild boars team as they raise money for the
tham luang cave system in which they we re tham luang cave system in which they were stuck. those taking part, some of the dive experts who took on the perilous mission to save the boys. of the dive experts who took on the perilous mission to save the boyslj think it is important that we never forget what happened injune and july last year. and it'sjust forget what happened injune and july last year. and it's just really about people coming together and enjoying the day. 12 months on, the players‘ lives have been transformed stop forever thankful for the miraculous mission that saved their lives. gareth barlow, bbc news. what a great anniversary to remember. bulent aliriza is the founding director of the turkey project at the centre for strategic and international studies. he‘s in washington. welcome to the briefing. thanks for being on the programme. they understand what has happened in istanbul over the weekend reminds you of what happened there 25 years ago. absolutely. that was the year
that a young politician by the name of gresev tape measure at one one the race in istanbul —— resid teia bodo aanes. that lost a career which eventually led to the presidency of turkey. and the victory in the face of determined opposition by mr erdogan and his footy 25 years ago. since then we have followed his sharp increase in his career, he is president of turkey. what does this mean the fact that his party has lost control of istanbul and why are the people turning against him? well, a heard you described this as the worst defeat of his career. yes, it isa the worst defeat of his career. yes, it is a massive defeat. but
something similar happened four yea rs something similar happened four years ago in 2015, when his party, the akp, lost its parliamentary majority in the june the akp, lost its parliamentary majority in thejune elections. but being the politician that erdogan is he was able to push for a rerun and in the november elections his party gained power. the question is whether he can do that. the push for a rerun in this case and his party lost and his candidate lost by a huge margin compared to the narrow margin by which it had apparently been one in the first place. clearly, the economic downturn was a majorfactor in this clearly, the economic downturn was a major factor in this defeat. the question is whether, having lost the momentum to the opposition, he can regain it. i think it will be somewhat difficult. it will be more difficult than it was in 2015. just quickly, to what extent is the
economy a factor? they have noticed in the financial markets the turkish lira has risen quite a bit on this news. very significant. normally when a ruling party which has been in powerfor so long in they when a ruling party which has been in power for so long in they have had national power since 2002, when it loses there is worried about instability. in this case, the markets have got up. so perhaps the markets have got up. so perhaps the markets are not too worried. and just remember that mr erdogan retains national power and there has to be some sort of cohabitation between istanbul and mr erdogan. thank you for your time. it has been good to have you on the briefing. bulent aliriza, the founding director the turkey project in washington. now it is overall the sport. hello, this is your monday sports briefing. we start with a real sporting fairytale. before this weekend it‘s probably safe to say that not a huge amount
of people had heard of hannah green. she‘s only been on the lpga tour for two years, she hasn‘t really come anywhere near winning a title and didn‘t have a wikipedia page until sunday. well, the 22 year old has won golf‘s third major with victory at the women‘s pga championship at hazeltine minnesota. this putt sealing a half a million dollar cheque and a first major by an australian in 13 years. green had started the day at the top of the leaderboard and stayed there throughout her round finishing the tournament on 9 under overall i‘m pretty much speechless. i was really nervous playing the last five holes and i‘m just really happy that i made a clutch putt because that was kind of what was struggling through middle of the round and, yeah, just to make the one on the last, it really is surreal. it‘s awesome. argentina have booked their place in the quarterfinals of the copa america courtesy of their 2—0 victory over qatar. it was a must win for lionel messi‘s side if they hoped to make the last 8. sergio aguero sealing the victory in the 82nd minute in the women‘s world cup, hosts france beat brazil in extra—time to reach the quarter—finals. amandine henry made it 2—1 to set up
a meeting with usa or spain. england will meet norway in the last eight after beating cameroon 3—0. ellen white with her fourth goal of the tournament. pakistan kept their cricket world cup hopes alive but south africa‘s are over. they lost by 49 runs at lords in london. it‘s the first time since 2003 they haven‘t made it through the group stage of the tournament. the ioc are expected to select the hosts of the 2026 winter olympics in lausanne later on monday. vying for the games are twojoint bids — one from milan—cortina in italy, and the other from stockholm — are in sweden. italy would host its third winter olympics if it wins, while stockholm would become the second city since beijing to host both the summer and winter olympics if their bid is chosen. ashleigh barty will become the new women‘s world number one in tennis when the rankings are published later on monday.
the french open champion jumps above naomi osaka, after beating julia goerges in the final in birmingham. the win for barty means she becomes the first australian no 1 for 43 years. women‘s world cup favourites united states continue their title defence on monday when they play spain in reims. the us marked themselves down as the team to beat after demolishing thailand 13—0 in their group and beating chile and sweden. coachjill ellis defended her players whose on and off court bravado have brought accusations of arrogance ahead of this round of 16 match. this team knows that nothing is given, everything is earned, eye like that comment. it speaks about the competence a player has in the players around them and about the tea m players around them and about the team —— confidence. i don‘t think it isa team —— confidence. i don‘t think it is a comment other than speaking about ourselves and i think it‘s great. and see if you can find this
on social media to cheer you up. from messi to missy. even the great lionel messi can have an off—day, sending the ball about 9000 metres over the crossbar. it wan‘t a costly miss against qatar, but somewhat of a collector‘s item. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that‘s bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport team, goodbye. al thanks for that. france is renowned for being the home of style and culture and more than 80 men have been battling it out in the french beard championships. the well—groomed contestants were judged ina well—groomed contestants were judged in a variety of categories, including the last garibaldi and the more pointed value. there was a freestyle selection. it is all to play for. the winner‘s beard measured 2a centimetres and he took the top prize best in show. thanks
for being with us. we have business briefing next. stay with us they will have more stories in a few minutes. good morning. a week are fairly humid weather lies ahead. with that increased humidity, over the next two days, there is an increased risk of some storms. we have seen a view through the night and though storms, where they occur, don‘t occur with everybody, but will come with a risk of flooding. for the end of the week summer is backward and proper more sunshine around. it will be pretty hot and sunshine around. it will be pretty hotand humid. sunshine around. it will be pretty hot and humid. highest temperatures coming later in the week and into the weekend. back to the here and now. this weather system has been working northwards with rumbles of thunder, outbreaks of rain. some of which is pretty heavy. it will be there across central and eastern scotla nd there across central and eastern scotland as we start the day. a keen south—easterly wind with it. this is the greatest risk of surface water flooding and travels option first thing. temperatures 10— 11 degrees.
as start in the south, averages no lower than 18 celsius in central london. the atmosphere is finely balanced for monday. rain across scotla nd balanced for monday. rain across scotland to begin with, pushing northwards. elsewhere sunshine breaking through. then it will be a case of all or nothing. isolated thunderstorms. this is the worst case scenario of a more severe storm pushing northwards across parts of central and eastern england in particular. keep in mind it could be a little bit less wet than that. either way, when you get the sunshine, pretty hot across the south, up to 26 degrees, a little cooler that was all through sunday across parts of scotland. some severe storms potentially in scotla nd severe storms potentially in scotland in the evening. monday night into tuesday another batch of perhaps greater impact on is working up perhaps greater impact on is working up across perhaps greater impact on is working up across either central or eastern parts of england. a bit of uncertainty as to where they will be. where they will occur, frequent lightning, flash flooding, and a humid night as well with gusty winds. they will work their way across parts of the midlands, east anglia, north—west england, doing the tuesday morning rush—hour. the
potential for travel disruption. if few showers left on this way. there could be the odd rumble of thunder with those. any turning drier and brighter on tuesday. in the sunshine it will feel pretty want —— many turning. even warmer than we start the week across parts of western scotland, increased humidity. the humidity levels will drop as we go through the middle part of the week. this area of high pressure builds on. later on we start to tap into one of the central. south south—easterly winds bringing very hotair south—easterly winds bringing very hot airfrom the south—easterly winds bringing very hot air from the near continent. temperatures could peak in the low 30s across the southern part of england and south wales.
this is the business briefing. i‘m sally bundock. the trouble with tariffs — china warns they threaten the global economy, as world leaders prepare for the g20 we take a special look at how the us is reshaping the global economy. supermarket giant carrefour becomes the latest european retailer to sell up in china after struggling to keep up with the local competition. on the markets... a mixed picture emerging as a new trading week begins in asia. of course, all eyes on the g20 summit
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