Are Turkey And Greece On The Brink Of War? - Steve Forbes
Tensions are mounting in the eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece. Neither of these countries wants a war, but an accidental escalation could trigger a conflict. Are Turkey and Greece on the brink of an armed conflict? Steve Forbes on the increasing disagreement and the adverse impact an escalation to war could have on the U.S.
What's Ahead featuring Steve Forbes provides his insights and perspective, to stay on top of what's happening in this ever-turbulent world with glimpses into the future. What's Ahead airs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Last year, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he is waging war on his country's northern region of Tigray.
The conflict between Abiy's government and Tigray's leaders, The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has reportedly left hundreds dead and forced tens of thousands to flee across the border into Sudan.
In this UpFront special we hear from both sides of the conflict, ask them how we got to this point and whether the Ethiopian people are caught in an elite power struggle.
00:29 Fesseha Tessema - TPLF
12:39 Zadig Abraha - Ethiopian minister in charge of democratisation A strong earthquake of magnitude 7 has hit holiday hotspots in Turkey and Greece, destroying a number of buildings.
The epicentre of the tremor was in the Aegean Sea some 11 miles (17 km) off the coast of Turkey's Izmir province, at a depth of 10 miles (16km).
Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-storey building in central Izmir, with people climbing it to reach rescuers.
The authorities said there was no immediate information on casualties. President Emmanuel #Macron ordered the nightly #curfew in #Paris and the surrounding area, as well as eight other cities from Saturday to tackle the surging rate of infection in #coronavirus hotspots. Macron said the curfew would mean no meals in restaurants, no parties, no cinema trips after 9 p.m. Private gatherings should be limited to six people. Rescue teams have continued to search for survivors after a major earthquake in Turkey and Greece killed at least 39 people and injured more than 800.
The earthquake was felt all along Turkey's Aegean coast, causing mini tsunamis in many low-lying coastal areas.
The Greek Island of Samos and the Turkish city of Izmir were worst affected.