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a massive march towards the prime minister's office is met with a cloud of tear gas from police in the turkish capital protest against the government is up and running in. the two restless days of clashes in the city a brutal crackdown on a peaceful environmental rally which reportedly left two people dead. and an army of. police around the european central bank in frankfurt charging into crowds of protests as we report from the scene where many thousands are demanding an end to. sunday cleric calls for a pan islamic jihad against president said branding him in for the worse than jews and christians just days off the syrian rebels were reportedly caught smuggling
sarin gas chemical weapons so horrific it's banned by the u.n. . the f.b.i. suspect shot multiple times during an interrogation authorities claim it was self-defense one according to latest reports it's unclear whether he was even. in the back at the day's top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly . police have moved in to disperse anti-government protesters in the turkish capital ankara gas was used to stop a fells and strong crown from marching towards the prime minister's office is part of a nationwide movement in turkey which sprang up and. bull after
a brutal crackdown on an environmental rally the city's been gripped by voluntary battles since friday carney there are hundreds of protesters attacks in the square which is becoming the symbolic holt of the anger against the government on. the streets of istanbul look like a scene from a war burned cars makeshift barricades broken shop windows not exactly what residents of the city are used to this protests this is not only for taksim gezi park this is the. policy of governments under pressure. for. for about ten years the current chaos is the aftermath of the protests that gripped not just istanbul but some other cities and towns across turkey prime minister recep tayyip erdogan has policy on syria the increasing islamisation of the country and a major crackdown on the media these are just a few of the problems turks have with their government many feel it doesn't serve the people but rather works against them when you my daughter was beaten because of
what she was wearing because her attackers were affiliated with the government the police to by and did nothing all the. cars from the television they moved from here i said why don't you move they got their reaction from the police they couldn't make. life interviews with peter peter and this is the problem that's. what happened in turkey was called a disgraceful use of excessive police force by amnesty international water cannons tear gas and pepper spray were all used against mostly peaceful protesters once the police are treated however the crowds turned their anger against the t.v. trucks of the state media accusing stations of failing to broadcast the reality of texting square hundreds of people wounded and talk of several deaths this is the human toll of the clashes on the street politics. is the hottest topic of
conversation even in attempt to record an interview turns into a heated debate it's a very strange experience for me and. i can explain i can experience i will explain my son my grandson after after maybe ten years or five years it began as a quite simple sit and decide to get the part people were trying to save some trees in the middle of the city but now they're saying they're trying to save turkey from paragon and his government and they say they won't leave until the prime minister does in istanbul in a ghost town r.t. . said told him he's a former journalist at the economic press agency joins me live from ankara. what is the situation where you are there in ankara is there much support for the protesters in istanbul. yes there is. almost not only in ankara the protests are going on all forty eight cities in
turkey although it is slowing down today but these protests and incidents anger resentment against the government. is happening all over the turkey and. turkish people are very uncomfortable with our present government i would you include yourself in that majority do support this protest movement. the this. can you repeat the question please do you support the protest movement g q rank yourself amongst the majority of those in turkey who have yes of course the government said to parse of course. yes or. actually. the people who saw called islamic people population.
is minority in turkey which is supposed to be supporting our dons government the majority of turkey is against it go or munt because of the domestic and foreign policies of mr gerard can you just briefly highlight the main issues than of the foreign policy aspect and the domestic issues or what are the main concerns in both areas just briefly. first of all turkey's founded by a turk and discover mint is betraying the ataturk's. legacy and. especially they are struggling against the secularism of turkey and turkey's a secular state by constitution and to we are not happy about it. for example. afghans government publicly announced recently that they may bring.
probably bishan on alcohol for example and many like issues. like these they are trying to. implement really just state in turkey we are not happy about besides the issues there are also foreign issues foreign policy issues like syria policy of turkey. turkey. before our don government was never into our fearing that our neighbors internal affairs but in it seems that under the under our there are gone government turkey is mainly serving to u.s. interests not to turkish interests. also besides this. there is a deep rooted in turkey probably because of our government so-called kurdish separatists in and use kurdish separatists in is.
especially accelerated by the great middle east initiated of united states and israel policy and i'm too right we'll have to leave it there so i thank you very much for explaining how you see the situation there in turkey thank you very much live in ankara. well on our website you can find live updates on the unrest in turkey including footage photos and witness accounts from they also take part in our site vote and share your own ideas on the story with us in the comments section all at r.t. dot com. and history demonstration in the german financial capital of frankfurt this week took a turn for the worse when hundreds of riot gear clad officers tore into marching protesters spraying tear gas at will police then drove the marchers into a tighter and tighter area a suppression tactic known as cattle ing. was their ratty. a planned march that
was supposed to go right through the middle of all germany's financial capital only really lasted five hundred meters before police into the splits in a demonstration and see several different parts now the police have told us that this is because they asked people to remove mosques who were marching in the green put on see austerity and i don't see fascist campaign is they refused to do that then paying twelve throw in police responded with with pepper spray now this then ended up with a i was long standoff in the sense that all the front. with many people. in the clashes that broke out sporadically between the police and protesters.
who were standing there suddenly police moved in and they beat some of us and i was pepper street there was no reason for that i managed to get out. from work oh this is your policy not ours now away from me paying throwing in the pepper spraying the idea behind blow keepon i was supposed to show the political leaders old europe that they are not happy that they want change and they said that they had a clear message to those leaders in the european union this shows book if i frankly have been came alongside the release of unemployment figures for the eurozone countries and they made well pretty desperate really saying almost twenty million people are out of work in the eurozone most of them young we're hearing that open almost one in four under twenty five's don't have
a job and that's what resulted in many people coming out here on the on the streets of france but to demonstrate. tens of thousands also took up banners across spain and portugal on saturday to make yet another stand against austerity while at you tube channel you can watch footage from madrid and lisbon the capitals of the two nations among the worst hit by the cuts. details of emerge this week of the killing of a chechen u.s. immigrant by an f.b.i. agent. was shot dead during questioning over his alleged link to one of the boston marathon bombing suspects that report suggesting he was unarmed at the time that contradicts the f.b.i. his earlier claims that he attacked agents with a knife or a metal rod to the ship's father says it's hard to believe he was killed in self-defense. from the photographs that were sent to me it's evident he was shot six times to the body and wants to the head at the back of the head if you looks
like a finishing shot of an assassination to me it looks as if they came to his house like bandits and shot him in cold blood from the photos his house looked like it had been robbed he was questioned for eight hours without witnesses or a lawyer no one can tell for sure what happened there until there is an official investigation the agents say my son attacked them but there were several armed and well trained men even if he lost his temper and became violent they could have restrained him or wound him shoot him in the leg or the arm or the shoulder but what happened was murder complete with a finishing shot maybe my son knew something the police didn't want to come out and they killed him to keep him silent there's no. investigative journalism veteran police officer mike ruppert believes that to die ships killing leaves a lot open to interpretation. i was going back to my days on the streets in one nine hundred seventy six in los angeles when olympic medalist juan carlos got
combative with a bunch of police officers not not one of us drew our guns and we were getting thrown around like rag dolls and we were all trained and we were all very very fit at the time so there's a there's an escalation of force scale which was obviously or apparently not followed in this case this was at best for the f.b.i. . horribly mishandled but it sounds to me very much like they went there with the intent to provoke him and stay just shooting standard police procedure everywhere in the world was not followed here. thousands assembled to support whistleblower bradley manning head of his d.-day the soldier funny faces trial for three years waiting in harsh confinement often leaking top secret documents showing alleged u.s. atrocities committed abroad details coming up very shortly here naughty. and the health of more than one hundred guantanamo bay hunger strikers continues to to syria as britain gets caught red handed operating a stall prison in afghanistan morell that's after the break.
was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything mission to teach creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should watch only on the dog. this is the weekly night here on t.v. a pan islamic jihad has been called against syria with a prominent islamic cleric branding the assad government quote more infidel than jews and christians the call to arms was made by shake yourself. it was rhetoric reaches millions in the arab world through the al-jazeera news network which is made to shake a stick meanwhile syrian rebel groups have refused to attend an upcoming peace conference in geneva the ongoing fighting in the syrian province of. government and
lebanese hezbollah troops and mounted an enormous offensive one that analysts say could change the course of the civil war. discuss the post week with his news he cut off he's been closely following the events in the war torn country the leaders of the syrian opposition had in fact announced they will not be participating in the u.s. and russian sponsored peace talks they are saying that has the laws involvement in the bloody civil war really complicates things a little the group itself is highly divided there's questions as to whether they have the syrian opposition have credibility with the syrians on the ground meanwhile president bashar al assad in an interview this week said only a referendum would decide whether he should leave power further complicating things is the decision by the european union which agreed not to renew a weapons in bargo in syria the u.k. and france really led this push to dismantle the which prevailed despite opposition from other european union member states those two countries are saying that this would have somehow helped to ratchet up pressure. against president bashar al assad
some of western powers lucy accusing russia at this point of hampering peace efforts on the whole argument about russia supplying assad with weapons how does moscow justify their splits a complex issue russia's plan to ship as three hundred anti-aircraft systems to syria caused a stir this week after president bashar al assad in an interview said that russia will be honoring its defense contracts further complicating things that the israeli elements the israelis have said that they are strongly opposed to this that they are prepared to use force if those weapons are delivered but we have to keep in mind these are contracts were signed roughly a year before the syrian civil war broke out in twenty eleven russians are not prepared to console the contracts although the deputy foreign minister has said that this is seen as a stabilizing factor that will deter quote what he called some hotheads from considering to send in foreign forces to intervene in the syrian conflict like davies a russian made s. three hundred i myself either is or supposed to be for defensive purposes not offensive but what about the issue of the use of chemical weapons it came up again
this week can you tell us more about that it's a bit murky but according to local turkish media reports the turkish government has rounded up about twelve people with suspected ties to the island those are fronts this is one of the rebel groups that's affiliated with al qaida that's been fighting bashar al assad on the ground and at least according to one it media reports they have discovered what they said two kilograms of sarin gas a powerful new york talks and now these are not confirmed reports but they do come amid growing concern of the use of chemical weapons by both sides and the united nations human rights investigators have in fact and obtained testimony from on the ground witnesses who allege that the rebels had to used sarin gas and again unsubstantiated testimony but we should it did prompt a response from the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov we knew it because. we've warned repeatedly of provocations connected with chemical weapons we've also insisted on investigations into any case related to their possible use including the incident reportedly took place near aleppo. we're very disappointed that
because of political games the u.n. has failed to act on this we expect our turkish colleagues to quickly provide a full report on this latest case this issue ation is too serious for those who constantly talk about the chemical weapons problem to keep playing games around it each and every incident needs to be investigated and. so there you have it the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov calling for an investigation into what obviously is a murky but serious issue of concern is torn and international relations expert jerrold horn believes the opposition's foreign backers of already launched a buildup towards intervention if the syrian government had been caught with certain gas we would have her war hoops from washington london and paris but of course this should not come as a surprise to anyone been paying attention we know that the internationally respected civil servant carla del ponte to basically made a similar discovery and revelation on behalf of united nations jets weeks ago which
then was refuted by the white house this is a very dangerous turn of events it's clear that there are those in washington who would like to intervene in syria on behalf of the rebels which is quite curious since the newsgroup which has been designated as a terrorist organization by washington is at the tip of the spear of the opposition against president always thought thousands of people gathered in the american city of baltimore in support of bradley manning on the eve of one of the most decisive days in his life the soldier faces dozens of charges after leaking top secret files including footage of a u.s. helicopter attack on civilians during the country's iraqi campaign the long anticipated military trial is expected to begin on monday analyses andrew blake was at the ready. we're in fort meade maryland in baltimore on monday the court martial against by the first class bradley manning will finally begin private manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of the biggest leak in the history of the united states according to army prosecutors manning is
responsible for the lion's share of material that's been shared by the anti-secrecy wiki leaks in the last few years u.s. state department cables watanabe cheney assessment files iraqi and afghan war logs have all been attributed to private manning and for leaking this material the u.s. government is charging him with aiding the enemy and he could spend the rest of his life in prison on monday however the courtroom here in fort meade in the back with supporters and prosecutors attorneys on both sides waiting for the court martial of finally against three years after manning was first brought into custody it was late maybe twenty ten with man it was picked up in baghdad transferred to kuwait brought back to united states and spent three years of waiting and waiting for this court martial to finally begin the sense december two thousand and eleven they've been having pretrial hearings here at fort meade and there's been really them all over the world in support of the soldier according demonstrators this is the largest bradley manning really that has ever happened in the three plus years sense he's been but if the u.s.
military custody people from all over the country gathered here today to really in support of the soldier but there's also demonstrations planned in more than two dozen cities in four continents across the world in the next coming days seoul south korea pearl in germany toronto ontario cities throughout the united states and across north america and the rest of the globe are all holding events this week in support of private manning now his court martial will eventually begin on monday more than three years more than one thousand days after it was first brought into custody and by the end of the summer his supporters his family his friends are all finally going to know how he's going to spend the rest of his life. but the president of the center for constitutional rights and julian a son ges and we can leaks us a lawyer but leaves washington should look in the mirror and take responsibility for his own crimes exposed by many probably has no one is looking at how an ability of my own government the crimes committed are only focusing on yes bradley
no bradley i support bradley manning i support what he did i support the revelation of the criminality of my own government and i support accountability in my own government why don't they look at the torture centers they set up in iraq why don't they look at the illegal drones are using all over the world that's the accountability we ought to have we shouldn't be taking one young soldier and trying to put him in jail forever revealing really secrets ocracy of criminality of the united states a group of hunger striking going to them obey detainees sent an open letter to their military doctors saying they want independent medical treatment more than one hundred inmates have been refusing food for months in a bid to put an end to indefinite detention without charge and poor treatment and conditions despite president obama promising once again to speed up the closure of the camp the situation there has only deteriorated more people have been force fed a procedure considered this torture by the un with the number currently standing at thirty seven more inmates are receiving medical help as well all to us but to the
full of a of a gun to my prisoner who also heads the kuwaiti detainees in guantanamo committee khalid al oda told us what happened to his son of to he resorted to starvation. my son been there for eleven years no charges again it's against him it is very difficult for him to tell me what's going on there because that is the district shoes for all the detainees not to talk about the conditions inside the camp but i can tell by the way he looks was so skinny this is the fairest time for him to put some glasses on his eyes. looks he looks horrible. he could not concentrate while he's talking to me he has a lack of nutrition it's affected his body his thinking we are very concerned very concerned about is life. and this week in
a row about it close it was revealed that up to ninety afghan nationals were being detained in secret and without charge at the camp bastion base sort of for some of been helping for more than a year ek lewis described this is a secret facility that was completely off the radar leading some to describe this as the u.k.'s kuantan m a in afghanistan it was a fun and speedy response that we saw from the n.t. and from defense secretary philip haven't just emerged over the detention facility in canberra and of the legal action launched by u.k. lawyers on behalf of some of the detainees there were some pretty damning revelations from. these detainees had been held for fourteen months now the ministry of defense and the defense secretary admitted that between eighty and ninety detainees being held they were very quick thing to try to move away and
quash these comparisons with one kind of. main difference is number one the afghan detainees they said were being held. in safety and not the second reason that they gave was that this wasn't a secret this is the first time that many in the british public will have heard about this detention facility in the u.k. ambassador. after these revelations saying that this was a principle of national serenity and that the detainees should be handed over to the afghan security forces as soon as possible the question of how to handle detainees has been the most enduring control of the since the u.s. led military campaigns in afghanistan and iraq and certainly until these transfers have made this controversy and these compare parazynski. they don't look like
they're going to go away. london. in about enough and let me tell you a look at war torn iraq through the window of a taxi a documentary is just a couple of minutes away this is l.t. implicit. a u.s. senate committee has passed a bill that if signed by obama will love the u.s. to put a lot of weapons into the hands of syrian rebels this seems rather odd because many of the factions that are revolting seem like bad people to be arming in fact one rebel faction al nasra which according to the guardian is an islamist organization with links to al-qaeda is quickly becoming the most powerful rebel faction of all
of them the b.b.c. even declared that al nasra has been designated as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government itself as it started something like a bad idea to ship weapons into syria on american taxpayers' dollars yet let's just pretend that somehow all these weapons will magically not fall into the hands of al nasra well the free syrian army isn't much better they seem perfectly happy to use rape and beheadings and genocide against christian alawite minorities with great glee to get what they want arming radical groups always has blowback if you remember back to just the one nine hundred eighty s. the u.s. funded and armed the taliban and those mujahedeen fighter guys and look how that turned out the u.s. government seems way too eager to arm radical foreigners and disarm average americans when they should be doing the exact opposite but that's just my opinion.
on the road to basser this morning the u.s. army is beginning to withdraw from iraq. in december twentieth eleven and after nine years of occupation the last american troops are finally leaving the country. every guy got in about it i don't know what about it ma'am i deserve the iraqi's anger towards the departing invaders who once dreamed of being liberators that departure resembles abandonment and escape despite the optimistic speeches.