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Putin-Erdogan Meeting: Russia-Turkey Reset With Syria in Sight?

Putin-Erdogan Meeting: Russia-Turkey Reset with Syria in Sight?
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by international security and affairs analyst Mark Sleboda to discuss the thaw in relations between Turkey and Russia.

The two countries may hit the re-set button in St. Petersburg today as President Erdogan arrives for a state visit where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin. What accounts for the sharp turnaround in relations, and is Turkey increasingly moving away from  NATO after last month’s failed coup or is this a limited maneuver on the part of both governments.

Donald Trump could barely finish a sentence as he delivered his vision for the U.S. economy over the objections of protesters in Detroit. His newly-unveiled team of advisers is packed with bankers, hedge fund managers and real estate sharks. Becker is joined by political cartoonist and analyst Ted Rall to assess Trump's economic policy.

Nagasaki, Hiroshima: Hundreds of thousands of Japanese were slaughtered as guinea pigs in a huge weapons testing operation. Today is the anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Nagasaki that instantly killed tens of thousands of people days after the bombing of Hiroshima and left future generations to suffer the after effects of radiation poisoning. 71 years later, the U.S. is updating its nuclear arsenal and the right-wing Abe government of Japan is intensifying its drive to remilitarize the country. Joining Becker is Kevin Kamps, the radioactive watchdog at Beyond Nuclear.

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