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9 Mar, 2020 06:21

Ex-Turkish foreign minister on soaring Turkey-Russia tensions in Syria (E854)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis about the growing tensions between Turkey, Russia and Syria over the Idlib offensive by the Syrian Army. He discusses the Russian sale of the S400 air defence system to Turkey and how this complicates NATO-Turkey relations, why it was a mistake to accept so many Syrian refugees and what he would have done differently, what a deal between Moscow and Turkey would look like, growing tensions between Turkey and Greece over the Syrian refugee crisis and more!

Next, we speak to Pal Nesse of the Norwegian Refugee Council about the growing humanitarian crisis in Idlib, the EU’s disregard for international law regarding refugee rights, international powers ignoring opportunities for peace in Syria and more! Finally, we speak to Feng Yong, a health counsellor in China’s Permanent Mission to the UN, about the growing coronavirus outbreak. He discusses the threat it poses, the economic damage the virus has cost China, what the top priority for China should be regarding recovery and more!


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