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[11:00:00] BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: This hour, we are live in Ankara for you where President Erdogan gets sweeping new powers to maintain order.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the requests filed by
the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes.
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ANDERSON; A no-go to Rio for Russia's track and field athletes after a top sport court dismissed their appeal.
And thanks, but no thanks -- Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump despite getting to speak
at the Republican National Convention.
All right, a very good evening from Abu Dhabi at just after 7:00 in the evening. First up tonight, some breaking news out of Brazil. Police
have arrested ten suspects who they say were plotting acts of terrorism during the Olympics. The games of course just over two weeks away.
Shasta Darlington joining me now live from Rio. What do we know at this point, Shasta?
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, this is definitely an evolving situation. The press conference is ongoing. The
justice minister said that they issued 12 arrest warrants, that they have arrested ten people. This is a first for Brazil. This will be the first
time they are arresting a group on suspicion of plotting terror acts.
Basically, the minister outlined how they had been monitoring this group of people for a while because they had reached out to ISIS, they had
declared their allegiance, given an oath. But for awhile it really had been more along the lines of what they called chatter. They had been
celebrating after the terror attacks in Orlando, in Nice, but hadn't actually been planning anything specific.
And the minister said that once the chatter went to actual planning that's when they decided to move in, that they started to talk about
planning an attack. One of them was actually talking about buying an AK-47 through an illegal arms dealer in Paraguay. They -- the minister also said
that they didn't have any personal contact, this was all over different applications, WhatsApp and other applications and Internet devices, that
they had no direct contact with anyone from ISIS or even with each other necessarily, that this was all tracked over the internet.
But that again, as soon as this went from chatter, from pledging allegiance to actually what they believe could have been the planning of an
attack during the Olympics that's when they moved in, they arrested these ten people in ten different states here in Brazil earlier this morning.
Still, two arrest warrants are outstanding, though, Becky.
ANDERSON: Tomorrow marks just two weeks until the start of these games. Shasta, what is Rio doing in order to secure this event?
DARLINGTON: Well, Becky, this really take it to a whole new level. While they do have a huge security deployment, 85,000 police, troops,
firefighters, traffic cops, that's more than double what we saw in London - - for a long time they have been saying that they were prepared for any eventuality including a terror attack, but that they considered it highly
unlikely because there is no history of terrorism in this country, no homegrown networks, if you will. So, while they have been carrying out,
for example, terrorism drills, anti-terrorism drills -- we went to one on the platform of a train, this really does raise everything to a whole new
level. People will be -- I would believe much more on edge.
Just driving around yesterday, we saw soldiers on every corner along the main street, on Copa
Cabana Beach. The marines are going to be really patrolling that area. They have got the national guard, special police force already moving into
cordon off all of the venues. After this attack in Nice, they said they were going to widen out the perimeters around the venues, implement more
checkpoints for the ticket holders going into the venues. There will be three phases there.
First of all, they will have their IDs when they get to the venues, those will be checked against a database provided by numerous international
intelligence agencies. Once they get through that, of course, there will be the metal detectors all belongings will go through that. And then they
are going to have 10,000 plainclothes police stationed throughout the different venues just keeping an eye on things there, trained to look for
So, they have been preparing. They have been training. But up until now, the general feeling
and what we've heard from officials is well we are prepared. We don't believe that there is a high risk. This of course raises new questions,
[11:05:03] ANDERSON: Shasta Darlington on the story of the hour for you out of Rio. And the more that we get on that of course we will bring
to you. All right, Shasta, thank you.
A major push by the United States for more support in the fight against ISIS even as Washington's role in that fight is embroiled in
controversy. Activists say U.S.-led air strikes have killed more than 100 civilians since last month. Amnesty International says at least 60 were
killed in one bombing alone.
An agency linked to ISIS posted this video said to show the aftermath of the bombing. CNN cannot independently confirm the authenticity of that
Well, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set to speak any moment now from Washington at a meeting looking for more support in the U.S.-led fight
against ISIS. Foreign and defense ministers from 40 countries are attending. CNNs global affairs correspondent Elise
Labott is in Washington, D.C. And Elise, before we talk about what John Kerry and Ash Carter, the secretary of defense, are hoping to achieve in
Washington at this meeting, what's the response in Washington to these allegations about U.S. involvement in these bombings in Syria?
ELISE LABOTT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky it's very cautious at first. Defense Secretary Carter says that the Pentagon will be looking
into the reports, that obviously they take every caution to prevent civilian deaths. So, they don't know right now what
happened, but they will be looking into those reports, nothing yet in terms of any type of investigation.
ANDDERSON: All right, OK. That surely will inform the conversations that are going on
in the room as we speak. These are live pictures of John Kerry at that meeting of the global coalition to
counter-ISIL, as the Americans would call it.
Listen, what do they want to achieve at this point?
LABOTT: Well, a couple of things. First of all, I mean, this comes on the heels of the NATO summit in Warsaw where NATO said that they would
help step up their involvement in the anti-ISIS coalition because you have now -- that ISIS has been suffering a lot of
losses on the battlefield. Iraqi forces are making great advances, Syrian rebels with the help of coalition air strikes are also making a dent
against ISIS. And so now you have a push that is going to be coming up against Mosul and also in northern Iraq in the Mabij (ph) province, and
also in Raqqah.
And so I think what the U.S. and the coalition partners want to do is consolidate their plans, talk
about what kind of resources they can be putting into this fight, but there is a lot of talk right now about what happens the day after, the
Yesterday, you heard at this pledging conference on Iraq where they pledged about $2 billion in humanitarian aid about what happens when these
towns and cities are liberated by Iraqi forces, that creates an even greater humanitarian disaster.
And so when you look at what's going to be happening in the advance on Mosul right now. And the coalition is going to continue to put resources
towards that fight, the UN warns that 1.5 million people could be displaced just as a result of that.
And so yesterday when defense ministers met, today when the foreign ministers meet with Secretary Kerry, I think a lot of attention is going to
be paid to rebuilding cities and towns in Iraq and Syria once they are liberated. And then that could mean anything from securing the area and
helping build up the police to humanitarian aid, to helping those displaced people come home and rebuild their lives, Becky.
ANDERSON: And of course the context to these talks about what happens next in the theater of war, as it were, in Syria and in Iraq as you are
specifically alluding to is the backdrop of these ISIS-inspired exported terrorists as they were. We are yet to find out whether what happened in
Nice was really ISIS-inspired to any degree, but we are talking about Baghdad, the loss of more than 200 lives. We are talking about Bangladesh,
blamed on an inspired ISIS activity there.
How much of what will be being discussed today will be informed by what is going on elsewhere at this point? Because as we know this group
may be on the run and we are being told they are in both Syria and Iraq, but elsewhere they seem to be popping up and popping up with undue
regularity as it were.
LABOTT: That's right. And that's why also there is a lot of talk about what they are going to do in Libya to kind of dry them up in Libya
where they have got a lot of territory.
I mean, look, I asked that very question of U.S. officials in the past few days. I mean, how much of the discussion is in terms of preventing
these attacks in other countries? Yes, ISIS may be on the run. And I think Secretary Kerry was speaking to CNN over the weekend. And he
sounded, I think, a little tone deaf when he said they're on the run, this is the act of a desperate group. You know, U.S. officials and intelligence
officials are saying, look, this group is morphing into a group that's now focused on international attacks.
I think there is a lot of talk about more sharing of intelligence, about helping countries specifically in Europe secure their borders. And
also a lot of discussion about how you stop these foreign fighters from coming home and launching attacks. And also stopping that ideology,
because now as ISIS lose ground it's not a group of territory, it's really morphing into an idea. And that's what they have to dry up, Becky.
[11:10:58] ANDERSON: Elise is in Washington for you today as John Kerry starts those discussions at the anti-ISIS coalition today. All
right, Elise, thanks for that.
In a surge of government power following Friday's failed coup, Turkey will be under a state of emergency for the next three months. Among the
biggest changes, the military will come under greater civilian control. Remember, elements in the army led that coup.
And Mr. Erdogan, along with his top officials, will be able to fast track laws through parliament, something he stresses won't pose a threat to
democracy. And, he says, is necessary.
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RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, PRESIDENT OF TURKEY (through translator): The purpose of
the declaration of the state of emergency is in fact to be able to take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible,
which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights of freedoms of our citizens in our country.
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ANDERSON: Well, Nic Robertson is following the latest for us from the Turkish capital of Ankara where the president spoke late last night. Nic,
you are at the heart of Turkey's political apparatus there. Are these measures in any way helping a sense of confidence return, do you think?
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well they are certainly giving confidence and support to Erdogan's followers. And they
are a large number of people in the country. But you have significant opposition parties. And remember part of the triumph that the government
talked about at the weekend was holding together the democracy, having all the opposition
parties, or the main opposition parties, come together and say that they are against this military intervention, against this coup.
But now you have these opposition parties saying we are not happy with what the government is doing, these the largescale suspensions of staff at
various ministries across the country, more than 55,000 people so far. They feel that this is leaving them with a choice between either a coup or
something that is against democracy.
So, President Erdogan's decision to call a state of emergency having had the advice of his national security council discussion with the cabinet
of course which does give them powers to mobilize and stop people having -- ban people having meetings, rallies, that sort of thing, ban publications,
also detain and search people without having that authorized by a judge -- all of those things.
However, what the government is saying is this -- these emergency laws are not about that. But they sound when you ask the question what do they
really mean, they certainly sound like the government has a lot of people that it wants to go after in its institutions.
This is what the presidential adviser told me.
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ROBERTSON: The president has announced a state of emergency. What powers does that give you that you don't have now? And what do you need
IBRAHIM KALIN, TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN: Well, the law of emergency was announced, but primarily to deal with this terrorist threat
and to make sure that such coup attempts do not happen again. Now according to certain parts of the Turkish law, you need some extra powers
like the state of the law of emergency to bring these people to justice and to make sure that they do not
misuse the legal system and the state institutions to their advantage.
ROBERTSON: So, what exactly does that mean, putting them to justice?
KALIN: Primarily of course, you know, putting them on trial for treason, because they violated the constitution. They attempted a coup.
They actually were involved in the coup attempt. And they killed people.
ROBERTSON: But is none of this possible, as things stand right now?
KALIN: Some of it is possible, but there will be some additional clause and legislation that will allow the government to pursue these
people within the state institutions.
For example, according to the current law, or legislation, if you are put on trial you can appeal and maybe come back, you know, from an appeals
court as a regular, a civil servant. Now that will prevent this -- that is really the primary goal of this, so that those people who have been
involved in this coup attempt and who killed people, murdered people, basically, on the streets will be put on trial without any chance to coming
back to the state.
[11:15:19] ROBERTSON: So, what the government is trying to do here is speed up its ability to carry out these trials, to carry out what critics
of the government are essentially calling a purge. It's the speed and the scale that's worrying the people who are not, you know, clearly close
supporters of President Erdogan -- Becky.
Nic Robertson reporting for you out of Ankara today. Nic, thank you.
Well, this is a really big story for Connect the World. And we're going to talk more about it in just ten minutes' time. I'm going to be
joined by two experts on Turkey to ask will Mr. Erdogan be able to hold on to power? And if so, how and at what cost? That's coming up after this
very short break.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. You are watching Connect the World. Tonight, we are at our home in Abu Dhabi. I'm Becky Anderson.
The Olympic games just over two weeks away in Rio. And Russia's track and field athletes won't be participating after failing to overturn a ban.
The reaction from Russia has been swift and very angry.
Here is the sports minister, Vitaly Mutko.
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VITALY MUTKO, RUSSIAN SPORTS MINISTER: The rules which ban the team from going to Olympics have been spread to those people who have a clean
reputation, and this is a violation of the doping rules. And this is unfortunately the decision which has been maintained by the international
federation about the removal of those sports persons that they do not have the right to participate in the Olympic games.
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ANDERSON: Well, there is now growing concern in Russia that the country's entire Olympic team will be banned from the Rio games over doping
allegations. CNN's contributor and former Moscow bureau chief Jill Dougherty joins me now with the details.
And I guess no real surprise about the response from the Kremlin. Just give us a sense of just how angry Putin is at this point.
JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Well, you know, the statement from the Kremlin was actually the most moderate, Becky, of all of them basically
saying you know that this ban is inadmissible.
But when you look at the other reaction -- I mean, there is Yelena Isinbayeva, who is a pole vaulter, used Instagram. And here is what she
said, "those pseudoclean foreign athletes can breathe a sigh of relief and win their pseudogold medals in our absence. They always did fear
And then CNN also just talked this afternoon to Irina Radjana (ph) who used to be an Olympic skater, she is now a politician. And she called it
Then you have the sports minister, you just heard the quote. But let's look at a tweet that he put out. He said, in this tweet, "in my
opinion, this decision is absolutely a violation of the rights of clean athletes and carries the burden of collective responsibility."
And that's the point that the Russians are trying to make. They feel the entire country of Russia should not be punished because of perhaps some
doping. But they are really -- they are seeing we are going to protect the rights of individual athletes.
And Becky, I'd also have to say that, you know, they are broadening this. They are really challenging the IOC to make the right decision this
Sunday. They said they are going to turn to the ethics committee of the IAAF, the International Association of Athletics Foundation, calling that
corrupt. So they are really taking a very, very strong retaliatory position right now.
ANDERSON: What would the consequences of the Russian team not pitching up, not being allowed to participate in these Rio games be, do you
DOUGHERTY: You know, I think it could be a combination of two things. One would be -- would be embarrassing of course because sports are very
important -- they always have been in Russia, going back to Soviet times, and certainly to President Putin. I mean these
allegations are pretty bad, you know the report from the McLaren -- the McLaren report saying that even the FSB, the security service that he used
to run, was involved.
But also, I think it could really among some Russians inflame them and make them feel kind of what they feel already which is the world is allied
against them and is trying to attack Russia.
ANDERSON: Jill, always a pleasure. Thank you.
I'm going to get you back to one of our top stories this hour, a three month state of emergency
in Turkey has just been approved by the Turkish parliament. The declaration gives a lot of new powers to the president, Recep Tayyip
Erdogan, who has wanted them for a very long time.
Mr. Erdogan is certainly a divisive figure at home and abroad.
To discuss, I'm joined now by two guests. From the Washington Institute, James Jeffrey, a former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, and Sonar
Cagaptay -- I wanted to get your name correct, sir -- all throughout the rise of Turkey. Thank you both for joining us today.
Few people surprised, Sonar, that the president has declared a state of emergency in Turkey. The question is what will the consequences of that
decision be do you think?
SONAR CAGAPTAY, AUTHOR, THE RISE OF TURKEY: It's not a surprise because the president feels under attack. This coup that Turkey witnessed,
a failed coup, was also a failed assassination attempt against the president's life as well as being a failed attack against the country's
military and constitutional order. This is very serious matter.
The two largest cities in the country felt they were being bombed. Ankara actually was bombed by the faction within the military, and Istanbul
felt that it was, with the super sonic booms over the city creating, that impression.
Turkey is going through a shock. The mood in Ankara is very dark and nervous. And I think it's now reacting to find the coup plotters.
Moving forward, of course, this will allow the government to legitimately go after those who carried out the coup, but of course the
worry here is this is a government with not a stellar record on rights and liberties and will it will use the expanded powers also to crack down on
rights and freedoms.
So, I think the point is for the Turkish government to go after coup plotters but to make sure
this does not infringe on the liberties of the democratic opposition.
ANDERSON: And the president has certainly assured people in his address last night -- very late last night, to the nation, that he would
not go beyond those powers.
James, I know you believe that he hasn't done anything so far that is beyond normal in a country that has just experienced an attempted coup, but
it's the speed and scale of this purge, even before these sweeping new powers that is worrying people. Are those concerns warranted
do you think, in your experience?
JAMES JEFFREY, FRM. U.S. AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY: These are breath taking actions against many tens of thousands of people. And of course
this raises concerns. President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the Europeans have raised this.
Again, so far he stayed within the constitution. He actually didn't officially declare the state of emergency. That was done by the parliament
on his recommendation. So, so far he is staying within the constitution on this.
But this has to be, as just Sonar said, watched very carefully. This was a really serious coup attempt. There is a really serious undercurrent
movement called the Gulenist movement in Turkey. But whether those two add up to the kind of potentially oppression consequences we are seeing we will
have to see.
ANDERSON: And let's talk about the consequences for the Turkeyphile, then, in capitals around in world. Sonar, let's get you to deal with
perhaps the Europeans. They are watching. They are waiting to see whether the death penalty file is presented in parliament. The president telling
me just on Monday in an exclusive interview that he wouldn't take a decision on the death penalty himself. He said once again he would work
within the constitution but he hears the people's argument. Those who were calling for it on the street. We have heard the Europeans saying that
would kill any chance of Turkey getting an entry into the European Union.
Does he care about that at this stage?
CAGAPTAY: At the moment I think there is a real debate of bringing back capital punishment to execute alleged coup plotters, or to punish
them. The last time Turkey executed anybody on death penalty was in 1981. so this will be a huge development. Turkey had a moratorium on capital
punishment and that eliminated death penalty It was eliminated death penalty and (inaudible) from the books as part of the accession process to
the European Union.
Turkey is now in talks with the European Union. And I think if it were to bring back death penalty -- all those these talks are not really
moving forward and there is no progress. If the death penalty came back it would end whatever remains of that fantasy that's called Turkey's EU
accession. And I think neither the president nor the parliament to a large extent will really care for that, because they really feel this attack is
very serious. They want to go after it.
The mood in Ankara is really dark. I think not only we'll see a very serious deterioration of Turkish/EU ties, but you could also see
Eurasianist tilt in Turkish foreign policy coupled with the forthcoming meeting between Erdogan and Russian President Putin where Turkey and Russia
will normalize ties and the sense that Turkey feels under attack, this could really retune not only a rapproachment between Turkey and Russia, but
even for the first time I think brings into question Turkey's membership to NATO. And this debate is not in Washington, but
it's in Ankara.
So, this is a time I think when Turkey needs to be treated with care and attention from Washington.
ANDERSON: Given what Sonar has just suggested, and his analysis really spot on here isn't it James, do you buy the argue that then that the
U.S. to a certain extent at this point needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the U.S.?
If you had spoken to President Erdogan, he is giving that impression certainly.
JEFFRY: Both countries need each other very much because of the deteriorating security situation all around Turkey from Ukraine to Syria to
ISIS to Turkey's own Kurdish PKK problem.
The issue, however, is does President Obama want to put all of this at risk to put real pressure on Turkey, not words, rhetoric, but real pressure
on the human rights account.
At this point it's clear he does not. The problem is if Turkey pushes to have this religious leader
who is in the United States, Fethullah Gulen, extradited to Turkey that could be an issue that could blow apart the whole relationship.
ANDERSON: I want to set this conversation, this discussion just against the context of
what is going on as we speak. John Kerry, the secretary of defense in the U.S., Ash Carter hosting the anti-ISIS coalition defense and foreign
ministers as we speak. How does all of this feed in to that fight against ISIS and that bloody ongoing conflict in Syria -- Sonar.
CAGAPTAY: if united states -- turkey does not believe that washington is giving a thorough and swift review for its request for gulen's
extradition, which the erdogan administration believes is 100 percent behind the coup plot. I think if Ankara believes that the
U.S. is not taking that request seriously this could really lead to a rupture in the relationship where Turkey could present the U.S. with an
ultimatum suggesting that if there is no cooperation on the Gulen extradition issue, then there
could be no cooperation on ISIL, confronting ISIS.
I don't think we are there yet. I think that this could build up. If it does it to lead to a rupture of the relationship.
The mood in Turkey is really dark. And I think it has to be understand within the context that the intelligence services had not
alerted the president and if he had not left his hotel where the coup plotters came to assassinate him, not only they would have probably been
successful, but Turkey would have descended into civil war. And I think intel services deserve praise for preventing that.
But also that this is how Erdogan thinks. He thinks that he avoided - - he escaped death by minutes. And that his country still faces risks and therefore he wants his ally to come to his assistance right now.
So, there's a lot that hangs in the balance, including Turkey's cooperation with the United States agains ISIS.
ANDERSON: He told me personally that he was 15 minutes from being assassinated last Friday evening as he was with his family at that house in
Mamaris (ph) on the Mediterranean coast.
Gentleman, I have got to pay for the show, got to take a break. But I'll have you both back. Excellent analysis from both of you, thank you.
And we will continue with this story as the days, weeks and months continue of course. Thank you. We'll be right back.
[11:33:31] ANDERSON: Welcome back. For those just joining us, a very good evening. This is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson.
And returning to what is our breaking news this hour from Rio de Janiero. Police have arrested ten suspects who they say were plotting acts
of terrorism during the Olympics. Brazil's justice ministry says all the suspects are Brazilian nationals and says the group was, quote, not an
Well, in other news, the Turkish parliament has approved a three month state of emergency. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the decree in
response to last weekend's failed coup that left 232 people dead. Some 50,000 have either been fired or suspended in the aftermath.
Activists say U.S.-led air strikes in Syria have killed more than 100 civilians since last month. Amnesty International says at least 60
civilians were killed Tuesday in just a single bombing. an posted links apparently showing the aftermath of that. CNN cannot independently confirm
the authenticity of this footage.
Well, let's get more Nick Paton Walsh. He is in neighboring Lebanon's capital Beirut for us monitoring the situation. And Nick, little or almost
no response to these allegations from Washington.
What are you hearing on the ground?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, CENTCOM, the U.S. military have been clear they are investigating these claims. And
except in their own releases about air strikes of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday they saw air strikes around
Manvij (ph) in quite intense numbers.
Now, Amnesty International obviously unable to get ahold of the precise munitions themselves. They think these were most likely caused by
the coalition as do a preponderance of other Syrian activist groups as well. The Syrian government themselves trying to point the finger at
French warplanes. A lot of confusion about what happened, but no confusion about the devastating toll these have had as Amnesty International points
out. If this was the coalition responsible, it would be the worst instance of their bombing campaign in Syria. And in fact, the Syrian
national coalition leading Syria and opposition groups saying in a letter just released recently to many of the anti-ISIS foreign ministers that
perhaps they should suspend their bombing campaign in Syria entirely until this instance is investigated.
It just simply exacerbates the civilian trauma around the fight for this Seminole town Manvij (ph), Becky. It is directly on the supply route
between southern Turkey and the caliphate's self-declared capital of Raqqah in northern Syria.
ISIS do not want to let go of it. They have been given a 48 hour window in which they may be allowed to leave by the U.S. backed Kurdish
and Syrian Arab rebels currently surrounding it. Unclear if they'll accept that. But what is clear that the fighting will most likely intensify. And
civilians are trapped in the middle here, Becky.
[11:36:14] ANDERSON: Awful.
Well, Israeli police say they have foiled a repeat attack on the gay pride parade in Jerusalem. The events started about a half an hour ago
under very tight security.
This man is now serving a live sentence for murdering a 16-year-old participant in the 2015 parade. Now police have arrested his brother on
suspicion of planning event on this year's parade.
Oren Liebermann now live from Jerusalem with more details -- Oren.
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, the parade started a few moments ago. And you can see thousands, perhaps even
tens of thousands of marchers in the Jerusalem gay pride parade lining up here. They have paused for a few moments here at the spot where Yishai
Schlissel murdered Shira Banki last year. That is right at this market here on my other side. I'll take you around to there so you can see.
That is the store that Yishai Schlissel was waiting in. He was the one who murdered Shira Banki, and that is her picture you see there. He
was hiding in there. He came out of that store, stabbed Shira Banki to death and wounded seven other people.
That is a big theme here, that they won't be frightened, that they will live on with her memory. That, in fact, is the theme of this year's
parade, here to stay. And that is certainly what is happening behind me with tens of thousands of marchers making a statement here. This comes
after a number of controversial homophobic comments have been made throughout Israel,
including the cancellation of the Baer Sheva (ph) gay pride parade just a couple of weeks ago in southern Israel.
So, this for the community was an important statement to come out here and say we are here. There has been a bit of a protest against this parade
farther down. Police, as you mentioned, security out here in full force making sure that protesters stay away from marchers and keep the order
here. Some 2,000 police out here, Becky?
ANDERSON: Oren Liebermann is in Jerusalem for you this evening. Oren, thank you.
Well, to an extraordinary uproar at the Republican National Convention. Delegates booed the former presidential candidate, Ted Cruz,
after he refused to endorse Donald Trump. The man Trump repeatedly called Lying Ted during a bitter primary fight struggled to finish his speech as
the crowd tried to drown him out.
Manu Raju first up with more on this spectacle that upstaged the Trump campaign's carefully orchestrated program.
SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination.
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It was all downhill from there. Ted Cruz delivering a 25-minute speech that may follow him forever,
refusing to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
CRUZ: Stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful
to the Constitution.
RAJU: Cruz mentioning Trump's name just once during his primetime addressed. The crowd angrily interrupting the speech. Then Trump suddenly
appears in the stands up staging the GOP runner up yet again.
Trump later tweeting, "Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage. Didn't honor the pledge. I saw his speech two hours early. But let him speak
anyway. No big deal."
PAUL MANAFORT, TRUMP CAMPAIGN: Donald Trump made the offer to speak without any condition. He thought Senator Cruz might be little bit more
GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R), NEW JERSEY: I think it was awful and quite frankly, I think it was selfish. And he signed a pledge. It's his job to
keep his word.
RAJU: Cruz later not backing down.
[11:40:01] CRUZ: I laid out a very simple standard. We need a president to defend the liberty and be faithful to the Constitution. I hope
very much that is who the next president will be.
RAJU: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trying to reframe Cruz's comments as party unity.
NEWT GINGRICH (R), FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER: I think you misunderstood one paragraph that Ted Cruz, a superb orator. Ted Cruz said, you can vote you
conscience for anyone who will uphold the Constitution. In this election, there is one candidate who will uphold the Constitution. The only possible
candidate this fall is the Trump/Pence Republican ticket.
RAJU: But angry delegates in the arena couldn't be subdued. Video posted on Twitter shows security escorting Cruz's wife Heidi out of the
arena while being heckled by Trump supporters.
But two of Trump's former rivals showing they can put the bitter campaign season behind them.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: The time for fighting each other is over. It is time to come together.
GOV. SCOTT WALKER (R), WISCONSIN: A vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton.
RAJU: Trump also getting more support from one of his kids.
ERIC TRUMP, SON OF DONALD TRUMP: It is an honor to be here for a man I love so, so, so, so much.
RAJU: The Republican nominee listening in the audience as his son Eric praised him.
E. TRUMP: My father has revitalized rundown neighborhoods and shaped skylines across the country and turned dreams into reality his entire
career. It's what he does. It's who he is.
RAJU: And after days of denying, Melania Trump's speech is plagiarized --
CUOMO: I can't move on because you keep lying about it. Did a portion of the speech come from Michelle Obama's speech? Yes or not?
MANAFORT: As far as we're concerned, there were similar words that were used.
RAJU: On Wednesday, a Trump aide offered to resign over the firestorm, admitting that it was a mistake to lift passages of Melania speech from
Michelle Obama's 2008 address.
[08:05:01] DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTAIL NOMINEE: I thought it was terrific to come forward and saying it was a mistake. She thought it was
unfair to Melania.
ANDERSON: Well, the highlight of day three was supposed to be a speech by Donald Trump's vice presidential pick Mike Pence. The Indiana
governor joked many delegates may not know who he is taking time to introduce himself and stress his conservative values.
Pence also made the case for Trump calling him a fighter, a winner and the right man for
these times. The two appeared on stage together after Pence's speech and had a bit of an awkward exchange.
Trump leaned in for a hug that wasn't really reciprocated. So, he settled for an air kiss that's now the talk of social media.
Well, Trump gets the final word at the convention, of course, a chance to reset the conversation as the party wraps up anticipation is building
for the big speech now just hours away.
Let's bring in Josh Kraushaar. He's the politics editor at the National Journal.
Any -- Ted Cruz said he wasn't in the business of backing politicians who attack his family alluding, of course, to some pretty distasteful
remarks about his wife during the campaign against Donald Trump.
But does it really matter what he says or what Trump supporters think about Cruz? I mean, they have got an official nominee for the Republican
Party already, haven't they, at this point?
JOSH KRAUSHAAR, NATIONAL JOURNAL: Well, it certainly does matter number one because Cruz's speech entirely upstaged Mike Pence, the running
mate that many voters, many viewers are unfamiliar with. And he really stole the show from Trump's running mate.
And also you know the Republican Party is not united. You look at the national polling and you still have a small but sizable minority of
Republicans who just can't come around to supporting Donald Trump.
The goal for Republicans out of this convention was to unite the party, was to get the Cruz
voters, was to get the base aligned with the Trump supporters. That didn't happen yesterday. And the party is as divided as it has ever been.
ANDERSON: Out on the sidelines Trump has been discussing his views onforeign policy again. NATO members don't pay their bills, he said, in
conversation with a couple of journalists Erdogan -- President Erdogan's actions he understands.
What do you expect to hear, if anything, on his views about foreign policy? Is he -- build up to what is this big speech by the Republican
official nominee at this point.
KRAUSHAAR: The timing of this interview was abysmal. And the comments really frightened, frankly, a lot of Republican officials. That
he is giving a message about America not necessarily being a reliable ally to many of our partners in Europe at a time when Mike Pence was stressing
the theme of American exceptionalism in his speech last night.
This couldn't have been worse timing. It upstages Trump's own message tonight. And I think he is going to have to address his comments. He is
going to have to address how he views America's role in the world and has to address the critics.
The biggest -- the most concern among the Republicans that don't like Trump are among the foreign policy experts within the party. Many of them,
or at least several of them, notable foreign policy experts, have said they can't support Donald Trump. A couple have said they have supported Hillary
Clinton for president.
The biggest challenge for Donald Trump is to really convince that foreign policy Republicans can actually support this ticket and believe
that Donald Trump truly is ready to be commander-in-chief of the country.
[11:45:45] ANDERSON: So, how polished will this speech be do you think? We have seen a Donald Trump who is unpolished and people like him
for that, it seems. Certainly his supporters do. It's when he gets sort of boxed in by speech writers so it seems in a teleprompter up there that
he appears more like a presidential candidate that we would know and understand, but perhaps a candidate that his supporters haven't been out
So what are you expecting of him tonight then?
KRAUSHAAR: Well, I would expect him to lean more on the teleprompter than he has in many of his campaign speeches.
Look, this is his last best chance to change the narrative. This convention has been fairly tumultuous, between the Melania Trump's, the
allegations of plagiarism and also the Cruz speech last night where he claimed -- he said he wasn't going to be able to support the Republican
Trump needs to convince wary Republicans that he is ready to be president. Theme of this convention from many of the speakers is that
Hillary Clinton is a bad choic. That she is corrupt, that she can't be president.
Trump needs to make the case for himself that he is ready to sit in the Oval Office.
All right. Well, we await that speech with some would say trepidation perhaps if you are watching from this side of the word, but there you go.
We'll await that speech anyway with whatever emotion anyway we'll await the speech anyway. whatever emotion one feels.
Thank you, sir.
Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World. Coming up, the leaning house in Indonesia. We're going to speak to the architect who
designed it. That is next in this week's One Square Meter.
JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN EMERGING MARKETS EDITOR; Jakarta, Indonesia's traffic jammed capital. 10 million people call it home, another 3 million
cram their way in each day.
But Southeast Asia's biggest city has built another reputation, as a hot property destination. Property prices have more than doubled in seven
years, hitting a lofty $15,000 per square meter.
In the hunt for value and greenery, locals have ventured south to Pondok Indah. This leafy suburb is big on high walls and Neoclassical
columns until Bodi Pradana, a Zen-like local architect, came on the scene. He dreamed up the leaning house, which started with a slight tilt and kept
BODI PREDANO, ARCHITECT: (inaudilbe) or slanted a little bit, ten degree, 20 degree, (inaudible) and finally we find that 70 degrees the
DEFTERIOS: On the ground, a spacious entertainment area, with a pool, a big open space, allowing the breeze to blow through.
PREDANO: If people enter this area, they come out with the wow factor with the water as an introduction.
DEFTERIOS: The Leaning House is designed to stand out in this neighborhood, but also make a statement about openness. It sits on the
edge of an affluence gated community and also a traditional village, or Kompun (ph), nodding in that direction to the past of Jakarta.
Pradana the architect was given a broad mandate by Christiana Goux, a modern art gallery owner who likes simple clean buildings.
CHRISTIANA GOUX, GALLERY OWNER: It is my dream house. If I build another house it
should be like this, too.
DEFTERIOS: What do your friends say when they come for the first time?
GOUX: Yeah, they cannot not believe it. They just -- you know, they feel like they are not in
DEFTERIOS: It's also been a great investment. Goux acquired the land a decade ago for just $500 a square meter. It has risen eightfold to
She is now remodeling property next door for art studios and storage.
For Predano, it's mission accomplished.
PREDANO: It is important to redefine the architecture, redefine the new living space, redefine
how people live in a certain area.
DEFTERIOS: A statement structure that stands out in a very crowded city.
John Defterios, One Square Meter, Jakarta.
ANDERSON: Right. At 53 minutes past 7:00 here in the UAE, you are watching CNN and Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Welcome back.
Last night, if you were watching you will remember that we brought you the story of Pokemon Go here in the Gulf. And tonight we are going to
bring you a dark twist on the game with a serious point. Syrian graphic designer Saif Tahan (ph) created this poignant take on the craze. In his
version, instead of pursuing outlandish, ridiculous creatures Syrians try to find the basic necessities of
everyday life in survival amid the chaos of war. Symbols representing schools, shelter, medicine, and childhood are superimposed on devastated
The 26-year-old refugee, who is now based in Denmark, told Connect the World that he wanted to send a message and draw people's focus to something
more important than a computer game.
"I am a just trying to help my people and country," he told us. "They deserve our attention."
He is absolutely right.
Saif (ph) isn't the only one discussing war through art, putting together a photo project about boats, a woman who believes art can never be
too political takes a stance on the issue as she comes from a background of migrants herself.
Now for that and other stories that we are working on throughout the day, head to Facebook.com/CNNconnect. The team working hard both there on
social for you and of course on the show.
Right, tonight's Parting Shots for you. We take you to the United States and one man's lucky escape after flying over the side of a water
It happened in Texas, but not at a theme park, it was in someone's backyard. The video has gone viral as my colleague Jeanne Moos explains.
JEANN MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Giant waterslides: they're supposed to be fun. whether sliding down an enclosed tube...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoa!
MOOS: Featuring a light show, or enclosed in a capsule as a door opens beneath you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bye.
UNIDENTIIFED FEMALE: Launch.
MOOS: It's supposed to be scary, but not his scary. watch dallas resident david salmon use his arm to try to steer himself down a slide near
austin, texas. it's even more frightening in normal speed.
32-year old David posted on his Facebook page: "to dang old to be going down water slides. Fell off this one that is over a rocky cliff.
Broke my arm and fractured ribs. Multiple lacerations."
EMS had to carry him up the hill and take him to the hospital. He's since been released.
But this wasn't at som water park. this was at somebody's house, their own private waterslide.
At a rental house near Lake Travis, Texas. the waterslide snakes down the canyon from the back patio.
The video quickly got over a million views. Commented one friend:"so glad you're not dead Also so glad this was caught on video because it's
amazing. I can't stop watching."
Less sympathetically, someone posted, "hahahaha, he will never be a bobsledder."
We weren't able to reach David, but he seems to have a sense of humor, judging from the hashtags he chose. Among them, hashtag #notdead.
For those of you who crave the thrill of a waterslide.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whew that was helluva ride.
MOOS: No, this is a helluva ride.
Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.
ANDERSON: I'm Becky Anderson. That was Connect the World from the team here. Thank you for watching, and have a safe evening.