The News with Rick Sanchez - January 08 2019 (20:00 ET)

John Bolton is in over his head, “what qualifies this guy?”

Rick Sanchez reports on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rebuke of John Bolton’s heavy-handed criticism in Israel of Turkey’s policy toward Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, whom Erdogan regards as terrorists.

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan suddenly so powerful?

Rick Sanchez examines Turkish President Erdogan’s meteoric rise to geopolitical importance. He’s undeniably proved himself a master manipulator, consolidating his own power while maintaining Turkey’s independence on the world stage.

How Europe gets its oil through pipelines

RT correspondent Michele Greenstein joins to discuss the importance of Turkey to Europe’s energy needs and what it adds to Turkey’s foreign policy leverage.