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tv   TRT World Coverage on Syria  CSPAN  January 9, 2019 4:53am-4:56am EST

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houston. voters from the seventh district sent lizzie fletcher to the house, the first time the seventh has elected a democrat since it was constituted in 1967 on the west side of houston. the first member to hold the seat was future president george h.w. bush. new congress, new leaders, watch it all on c-span. >> a headline in the new york times, erdogan sets both the over comment on kurds. turkish president erdogan refused to meet with national security advisor john bolton. saying mr. bolton made a grave mistake when he said that turkey must agree to protect the syrian kurds in the event of an american withdrawal from syria. here are a couple of minutes of the overseas news coverage on what happened. >> turkish president erdogan said military preparations for northern syria are complete and the operation will go ahead as planned. erdogan has also blasted the u.s. national security advisor
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john bolton, who has attach ed conditions to withdraw american forces from syria. erdogan called them unacceptable and said he will only listen to the u.s. president when it comes to america's military exit from syria. >> those who smeared turkey by saying it will slaughter the kurds in syria indeed know the reality behind the issue very well. the aim of this is to influence world opinion and the decisions of those who don't have a firm grasp on the syrian issue. we haven't and never will ask anyone who pleas for their live from syria to our country about their religion or their ethnicity, or anything else. >> meanwhile, turkey's defense minister and the u.s. chairman -- joint chiefs chairman have met to talk about implementing the agreement. turkey and the u.s. agreed to focus on the removal of troops from syria to stabilize the region.
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during tuesday's meeting, they urged washington to take back weapons from the pkk and pyg groups. >> secretary of state mike -- turkey has reiterated that plans to ensure border security and regional stability. >> secretary of state mike pompeo was also in the middle east. he held a joint is conference with jordan's foreign minister and continue to withdraw from syria. >> good afternoon. >> the secretary here in jordan, there will be translation. welcome to jordan, which comes at a very important time.

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