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First of all -- -- -- lead the overall situation in Syria.
I've been to a lot of people including to many of those fighting against president -- -- that doesn't seem to be an end in sight.
Do you think that this cam and quickly are all we set fall another twelve months another two years of this war of attrition between the regime and the rebels.
At this point there is no end insightful and very simple reason that.
Apparently -- regime.
He's supported by Russia and Iran and these two countries are supplying weapons and advises on a regular basis so -- didn't -- much asymmetrical.
-- conflict this is why there's not dispute discussion.
Most western powers to provide weaponry to the riveted.
Why -- do you think that that that should be.
On the part of those western powers and perhaps most particularly the United States that should be an effort to -- -- -- The rebels give them the kind of firepower that they need to make a difference there.
Well we -- with -- not talking off.
Aside while the -- winning but at least rebalancing the conflict which is the purpose of the current.
Basically what's missing now is both Google and -- besides -- federal surface to emphasize for the rebellion to stop the massacre.
We have to remember your audience -- on a daily basis.
Scott besides how fired on civilians.
Act rap -- being people in line working for bred.
So these are the the hopefully -- he says -- tradition and there's no.
Arming the rebellion to have a credit smashing victory but at least -- rebounds.
There's definitely a -- view of the negotiation about -- negativity we'll follow.
-- -- there are there are some reports today that the Syrian army has announced what that calling a new offensive in Damascus itself.
-- -- using a quote new.
Tactical weapon does that raise -- in your mind if indeed those reports -- true that we are still in a situation.
When president a -- could and might use chemical weapons not the sort of rifles were looking a -- on that right now that's I'm not relevant to what we're told -- -- but they might use chemical weapons.
I think of these regime has no -- And these that's probably.
I think you're ready in a very limited to.
-- But yes tactical weapons -- use chemical heads.
Arsenal off -- -- army and he could use left.
-- anybody get let's get to the role of Turkey yet you know Turkey better the most as a former EU ambassador that.
Turkey has its a critical situation attacking -- not only dealing with a flood of refugees coming across that border.
But they've also seen some of those missiles you told to back fire at a across their -- -- landing in.
On the on Turkish territory what is the situation of the Turks are right now what do they need what do they want to achieve.
Well let's look for a second -- the past they tried to -- reforms since a couple of years ago didn't work because Syria.
Wouldn't want to buy an irreparable.
And now they -- hosting.
Something Iran ahead in the -- dividend of 50000 refugees and other good conditions could be -- -- but it's rather remarkable performance.
Have not been five.
-- channels have fallen into Turkish territory Noelle I'm -- and took -- no chemical weapons.
But as -- -- -- take -- back bedroom is science.
-- from -- and NATO countries as you know so Turkey is safe from that point of view what is worrying tech TV's total chaos.
And lasting chaos and in Syria.
An -- would that chaos could include.
-- push by Kurdish elements in it in the northern part of Syria that has major implications for Turkey to does -- not.
Yes it does -- entity.
The standing -- of -- for many years been indicates.
Is a coalition of Africa strong.
Northern Iraq Iran and Syria and indeed.
Inside Turkey this is why you have these new peace process.
That I started between -- government and to be dictated as far as -- is concerned.
Don't instability in Syria in itself.
Let alone because these diamonds and he's a very worrying factor so.
Turkey will happen.
To payroll and that's very much depends on -- he's -- problems off the should journalists and you know looking -- if you looking -- come by a corporation that provisional weaponry.
-- probably turkeys on the going to be a transit country maybe some training but he's not going to provide advises a weapons in itself.
If you're looking out date that next step which is some sort of negotiating process between.
Current regime and -- position.
Ben Bernanke might not have a great probably goes.
My assumption -- that the current regime that you ever reasonable -- not -- set himself Oracle's what others.
Will not want to see -- too much to the forefront.
Then does that phase will be reconstruction this is a massive operation because of countries destroyed infrastructures schools hospitals roads.
Private loans industry.
And of course the people.
So that you need a model of what happens and that Turkey.
We don't happen and Africa and -- -- -- -- -- this spring done.
-- told -- -- until the possibility of negotiation.
Between the rebels.
And the regime is that distilling your mind a serious possibility -- Surely the only way this really ends is -- somebody putting a bullet in the head of president -- in reality and that there's not going to be negotiations with him -- that would between him and the rebels.
-- I think it pressure -- Assad is only this year -- that you have a whole regime which is behind him.
And that he's gotten off I welcome the cooperation.
It might be in total.
Difficulties between the -- Atlanta.
I've been to India allied themselves -- it is -- system and that system is not going away.
It's -- because not too -- those benefits nevertheless true that the security UN Security Council.
Are backing that Russia and China.
The west has come to realize that there is some sort of negotiation.
At through take place unless you would contemplate a full fledged military operation which in my -- it's -- in the cost.
All right -- for any visiting scholar with Connie Europe and former European Union ambassador to Turkey.
-- fascinated to get such an expert perspective thank you so much for being with us today so for -- thank you -- everything.
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