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the above the be . good. news coming to you live from bomb in turkey reacts with fury to a u.s. house of representatives resolution accusing it of genocide president condemns the resolution as. amid rising u.s. turkish tensions the u.s. lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to knowledge mass killings of armenians just a century ago as genocide the latest from istanbul. a rare moment of joy as players find each other in
a refugee camp they fled the turkish incursion into old in syria but their future is shrouded in on certainty. and the disaster in the region a damning indictment of the emergency response. says the fire brigade of serious shortcomings in tackling the blaze which killed 72 people. i don't welcome. already strained relations between turkey and the united states have taken a turn for the was on 2 fronts turkey's president richard to have drawn has condemned a resolution in the u.s. congress which acknowledges the mass killings of armenians by turks in the 1st world war as genocide and john said turkey did not recognize the vote and called it
worthless the u.s. house of representatives all support for sanctions against ankara for its continuing military incursion in northern syria most americans for the very latest are now joined by our correspondent in istanbul yulia join our really outraged by those developments in the united states tell us more about what he's been saying . well u.s. president. rejected the sanctions decision that you just mentioned and he slammed the u.s. genocide resolution as i quote him here meaningless and unacceptable he called it the biggest insult to the turkish nation and he blamed the measure on end the sentiment in the u.s. now to give you a little background several countries including germany and france who have recognized the mass killings of armenians by the ottoman empire off to $915.00 as
genocide but for the us this really is an unprecedented move a move that is really seen as a huge provocation here in turkey the government in ankara accepts that many armenians living in the ottoman empire were killed in clashes with autumn and forces during world war one but it denies that these killings that were orchestrated systematically and constrict you'd geno aside now the fate of these 2 measures that in the u.s. remains unclear because the u.s. senate still has to vote on them before they become law but the damage has been done turkey summoned the u.s. ambassador to day and this is overall another huge blow to turkey u.s. relations the turkish it was relations are already under a lot of strain you're here give us some context as to why this is the case. well this would take more than just a few minutes to explain but let me give you
a few points here now this relationship has been problematic for a long time even before the latest developments in syria president trump's decision to withdraw u.s. forces from north and syria which basically gave green light for taki to have its military operation there now this operation is seen highly critical by large parts of the us administration and the political arena there by international partners as well then also turkey nato ally is moving closer to russia is getting closer to russia it has board a russian made missile defense system the s 400 system recently that has angered washington and turkey on the other hand is very frustrated over the u.s. has refused refusal to hand over. the man that ankara blames for the failed coup attempt here in turkey in 2016 so a lot of issues but interestingly present edwin still relies heavily on his personal ties to president trump and he is expected to travel to washington in
november the 2 men will meet so many interesting developments there to see what comes out of that face to face meeting how the ceasefire in northern syria has ended here what dogs plans for that region. well it was a tacky russian deal and the basis of this and everything that that continues now and moves on now is based on this russian takesh deal the 2 countries say they will have joint patrols along the syrian border at a depth of 7 coloe made to starting on friday and while the russian defense ministry says that all the kurdish forces have withdrawn from the area about $34000.00 fighters have left according to russia turkey seems to question this present add on at least today threatened and i quote him here again to retaliate in the have iest way should there be still some kurdish fighters in the area or should
they try to attack taki now he really says he is ready to restart the whole operation if he's not happy with the developments in the area. in istanbul thank you very much for that update from. now tens of thousands of kurds have fled their homes in northern syria since turkey launched its military offensive many have sought shelter and camps in neighboring iraq where they freeze an uncertain future . and her daughter looking for a neighbor they lost track of when they fled northern syria. they've been combing the badass refugee camp in iraq for the past 3 days. there were. i live on the ground with my left arm. i'm happy she's my neighbor my aunt my mother everything i love her and her daughter very much we're always together. her husband mohammed and their
2 daughters survived the turkish military offensive surviving they say was a gift from god. that came out of the turkish army didn't invade commercially it just bombed the city from the other side of the border we fled our houses very close to the border our children were afraid the bombing was indiscriminate people died. jani. and now turkey's president. is planning to resettle a 1000000 syrian refugees from turkey in northern syria. forcing some people out in order to make room for others is not acceptable. the bardo rush camp in northern iraq is able to hold the syrian refugees are being brought here in buses from the syrian iraqi border the turkish military incursion took many residents by surprise the refugees were not able to bring much with them.
mohammad fetches water he's afraid that he and his family will have to stay put here a long time after all the occupying turkish forces are cooperating with the free syrian army which includes many radical islamists in its ranks. the new if the turks and the free army stay we can't go there. we're afraid because they're cooperating with our yes they're letting us fighters move through their territory the dogs weren't. so lucky hopes that her family will be able to return home again one day she wants to be a role model for her daughter she doesn't want to let turkeys resettlement plans worry her. i knew that had that if they came they'd be welcome if they have no homes i take the mending give them something to
eat and drink it doesn't matter if they're arabs kurds christians or muslims we're all syrians. for the worst thing about being displaced is that her children will not be able to go to school again for a long time and opportunities could pass them by. let me now bring up to date some of the stories making news around the world police in cape town ever arrested about a 100 protesters while dispersing a sit in by refugees and asylum seekers they've been camped for weeks outside the united nations refugee agency asking to be resettled abroad following a wave of attacks on foreigners this year. thousands of anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets in chile's capital santiago for a 12th day of protests demonstrators clashed with police who used tear gas and water cannon the protesters are demanding most socio economic equality and better
product services. britain will be heading to the polls on december the trial after lawmakers voted for a snap election from mr barnes johnson pushed for the election this failing to get his drugs of plans through parliament he's hoping the election will give him a majority and allow him to deliver practice it. the report of a public inquiry into the grenfell tower fire in london has said the emergency response had serious shortcomings to 72 people died in the fire more than 2 years ago today's report only covers the emergency response which the john she led inquiry says had systemic failures and was gravely inadequate our correspondent in london bigot moss has this report. you know the big. brand fell tower in flames use the fire lost it all night people jumped out of the
windows in a desperate attempt to feed the blaze joe delaney lived by and filmed it all just as he said the firemen couldn't get in because their key didn't fit and they seemed overwhelmed. it was just chaos because. you could just see that they thought they really that this was so they all sort of paul did not want us and some of them were in even without breathing apparatus. breathing apparatus some of them didn't have helmets even you see there joe delaney provided his video to the inquiry he says he wants to see the people responsible for the safety lapses brought to account that i was. just getting inside the tower. you know people in handcuffs people in courtrooms people in jail cells. you know people in print where it says what they're done wrong because.
the inquiry has had about a catalogue of failings that led to the fire spreading uncontrollably such as fire lifts for the emergency services not working but also that the building itself did not comply with fire safety regulations any criminal convictions that the residents here so desperately want to see are not expected any time soon they can only come out of a separate investigation that's being led by the police the inquiry report criticizes the fire brigade for a series of bad decisions on the night of the fire with disastrous consequences but many people blame the local council they say complaints made before the fire were ignored and that they didn't feel safe. when the facts were neglected totally neglected for decades they had intentions to sell it and therefore they were just probably waiting to phase us all out spent minimal money on it and gave it minimal
attention because it was of minimal worth to them at the time as well we grenfell occurred in a context of cuts in the context of privatisation in the concepts of deregulation and in a context of we residents of social housing will not listen to. local people hope that there will be real change in the future and they want to see faults like those in grunfeld tower remedied in other buildings to avoid a repeat of the disaster. and joining me now is phil murphy he's a former firefighter an advisor to the government on fire safety welcome phil now what do you make of the criticism leveled at london's fire service industry port. i think some of the criticisms are genuine. i think what's slightly odd is the entire emphasis being on the fire brigade the way it has played in the last 2024 hours or so there were holes in the regulations that clothing didn't comply
with building regulations apply the materials were found to be flammable so the manufacturers are awful the people are sitting at the slopes full of press the reason it's called brough is because the people who received a copy of the report is really received on monday that includes the bereaved survivors relatives and called participants it was disappointing was that it was leaked yesterday before those people were able to speak out themselves because they all signed an agreement not to do so until today. and there was so much of anger and outrage when this tragedy took place to here as a growing some of that anger remains how much progress has been made in the u.k. to can't prevent fires like a grand friends from happening again. not as much as most people would like to see particularly people living in high rise blocks there are hundreds of blocks that
still have this seriously flammable clothing wrapped around her however having said that whilst some of the clotting materials of chains some restrictions have been placed on what can be applied to buildings and people have been waiting for things to happen in the in the management of these buildings the fire safety monies from who was it was seriously questioned when this happened big things went wrong inside the building and there are elements within the report today such as relating to fire protection doors relating to the operations of lifts that will lead to an improvement in fire safety in high rise blocks thank you yourself in live in a high rise building the level of the action that you've taken in your own building following the grenfell tower disaster. well the design of the block or living isn't dissimilar to granfer also it's a similar heights it's built and out of concrete builds in the same period 50 years
ago and using the same building codes i took a really close look at the fire safety facilities within this block after the grim filter of fire happened and i found there were big big problems with the fire safety in fact everything that i thought might be wrong was wrong and the owner of the building has subsequently had to spend about 2000000 pounds over the last 2 years putting the right putting right the things that have been mismanaged and wrongly fitted inside inside the tower block. phil murphy a former firefighter and an advisor to the government and fire safety thank you very much for talking to dav there thank you. protesters in lebanon are removing their camps and roadblocks are the resignation of prime minister saddle hariri the protests fueled by anger over rising living costs and corruption have brought the country to a standstill for the past 2 weeks the president has asked the government to stay on
in a caretaker role until a new cabinet can be formed it's unclear who will take over from her duty as there's no obvious candidate to succeed him as prime minister. soldiers dismantle a protest camp to let through the morning traffic. this one blocked a major highway north of beirut. the night before thousands stayed on the streets to celebrate her resignation because they see his departure as a victory but for them it is just the 1st step. basically on the part of the yeah there will be no say that we need that say we need we start with the would be there would be a government. that will be with this that this that that this so that mistakes in us to achieve still insist that moxie that was stolen by political parties might
take you. on tuesday protesters celebrated the moment of the 1st big change to that political system prime minister hariri announced to the nation that he was stepping down. and. that i am going to the presidential palace to submit the government's resignation to president michel our own and sad people in all regions in response to the will of the many lebanese people who have taken to the streets to demand change. but there are powerful forces in lebanon who are against the change the protesters are demanding for hariri and then says resignation supporters of the shia muslim political movements hezbollah and amal rampaged through the main protest camp that was the worst violence since protests started nearly 2 weeks ago. activists are determined
to continue their fight departure has lifted their spirits but it may not be enough to end the country star moyle. and to get more perspective on the political turmoil in lebanon i have with me. it bit him was can i though it seems it's very difficult to form a government in lebanon because they have to see a model of government can you explain that to us 1st briefly short 11 on 11 really has one of the most unique systems of governance in the world secretary sectarianism or different religious groups are not just something that people have in their private life private lives governance is defined according to lebanon's different sects and it's a country of minorities that are 18 recognized religious sect in lebanon and they're all somehow kind of involved in governance of parliament seats are divided among most of the sects and further the country's 3 highest political offices are divided among the countries or allocated according to the country's 3
main religious sects so the prime minister. is supposed to be a sunni muslim that was saddam heavy the president is a maronite christian and the speaker of the house is a she had currently not been pretty and he has been in office since 1992 so you know for consensus to happen or for things to move forward or for this government to be functional the sectarian divisions or the sectarian lines have to be crossed which protesters say hasn't happened and that is why they don't want the system anymore they say the sectarian system has led to corruption and now even basic problems in the country are difficult to solve like garbage like electricity like water as we have seen the protesters say on the streets somehow duty has resigned so the protesters have met one of the key got one of the key demands but what happens next so obviously the protesters are jubilant and happy that side the city has resigned but they say this is only one of their demands because if the sectarian system is still the same and if the roles are divided along sectarian
lines then this will just be reproduced and they say that nothing has really changed the next day what they want is a caretaker government made out of technocrats and not the same faces being recycled from. the different political parties and the 2nd thing they want is a new electoral law for the new parliament to be elected that would not be according to the sectarian divide so that it would also lead to different different and different dynamic in parliament so to speak so we have to wait to see if this happens because changing the electoral law would be difficult sectarianism did you rooted in lebanon's history the schools all the way back to the ottoman empire was in shrines in law in 1043 after independence and reinstated or sort of reaffirmed in 1990 following the end of the lebanese civil war from what he was saying actually what the protesters are demanding is a radical transformation of the political system and it says meanwhile saw that he
has resigned not just this time but also in the past and then come back to office could that happen again i think this time is different i mean he has resigned before the last time he resigned was in 2017 he was a trip to saudi arabia his biggest his biggest ally in the region and suddenly he was in a tent in a televised address decided to resign at the time he cited iranian. involvement in lebanon saying that he feared for his life that hezbollah's presence has put lebanon in a difficult situation because of all of the sanctions that are put on hezbollah and many people or analysts and this believe that this was coerced sort of resignation because saudi arabia and iran are regional rivals and one of the countries where their rivalry is always played out is lebanon and this time however it's different he's resigning because the people wanted him to resign and if you listen to the different speeches the one that he gave yesterday and the one that he gave back in 2017 it's the difference between day and night he says you know i've reached
a dead and. you know maybe the system needs a shock this is for the people now a lot of protesters have told me you know this doesn't make him a good guy he's still the corrupt politician that he was yesterday but this time he resigned because of the people and i think this time it might actually stick so the interesting time for levanon history thank you very much for bringing us up to date on the latest developments there for him thank you. to russia now where activists have been remembering the hundreds of thousands of people killed in the stalinists purges of the 1930 s. protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the state security service to read out the names of victims but far away from moscow close to the chinese border our correspondent here in russia to met a man who discovered chilling evidence of those purges human remains it is own back garden. sport what ifs look at this hole here says we tally crusher and shows us the grizzly find on his property. the one i want to
do is stand my house here while i was digging the hole for the foundations i found 1st one skull then a 2nd a 3rd and so on. in the meantime fatality has more than 10 sacks of human bones in his garden. a government commission says they come from a mass grave dating back to the 1930 s. . bitter he lives with his family in the far east of russia. the city on the chinese border saw mass executions join the stalinist purges the period known by people as the great terror. 'd of the same time 8000 kilometers where the people of moscow are remembering the victims of terror. they tell the stories of their fathers and uncles grandfathers and great uncles the stories of their families persecuted by stalin
between 136 and 938 a supposed enemies of the regime. my grandfather was arrested and tortured says this woman they knocked his teeth out. flooded me a bullock or ski he was 76 years old rest in peace. one and a half 1000000 soviet citizens were arrested in only 2 years half of them were killed in a ceremony as part of a national event which was instigated by the human rights organization memore ial 12 years ago. i'm happy that's a lot of people have come here especially young russians to remember the terror of the soviet regime we should never forget our terrible history look at that and when he does there's a bill let's see. many see the fact that the commemoration is taking place in front of the headquarters of the russian secret service the f.s.b. a symbolic. critics of russian president vladimir putin a former head of the f.s.b.
fear a return to a more autocratic government a more and more people who commemorate the crimes of the past faced intimidation they would know that the police 3 years ago we were accused of being koren agents but we kept on anyway because a lot of people depend on us that's the most important. bit of the clash or has repeatedly asked the authorities in black of ashamed for help in dealing with the remains in his garden. as the beatles were there was live asked them for the past year for much of the worth of what they say they don't have the money or the stuff but. the only thing they promised was to come and pick up the remains but only after i dug them out myself. a small local undertakers business has helped with the burial of
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