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They now claim those Syrian Kurdish forces they've been backing are moving or are mostly across the eastern side of the Euphrates, respecting that red line. They've asked the Turks not to attack those Syrian Kurds and not move much further south than Jarablus.

We'll have to wait and see if either side is listening to the Americans. They have very specific agendas of their own. We get the indication the Syrian Kurds are pulling east as requested, maybe moving out of Manbij, not entirely clear. We could get the idea that Syrian rebels are moving south with quite a degree of force here and Turkish backing.

The broad question is do they keep fighting as in the past few days or this American intervention actually keep them away from each other? If they're fighting each other, they're not fighting ISIS, and that frankly is bad for everybody -- Hannah.

GORANI: Nick, we appreciate it. Nick Paton Walsh in Gaziantep, Southern Turkey for us. Turkey's president has made it clear he'll fight Kurdish forces with the same determination as he fights ISIS. But the military's action in Syria has caused concern in the U.S., as Nick was explaining.

Well, Soner Cagaptay joins me now live from Washington, the director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute. Good to talk to you. Let's break this down for us, if you can.

As I understand it, Turkey and the U.S. are on the same side, and yet the U.S. is currently fighting against ISIS, whereas Turkey doesn't want them to use the Kurds in order to actually defeat ISIS. It's confusing for anyone, right?

SONER CAGAPTAY, DIRECTOR, TURKISH RESEARCH PROGRAM, WASHINGTON INSTITUTE: It sure is. The way it goes is, the United States is trying to compartmentalize its war against ISIS in Syria, work with one actor in one area in Syria and with another actor in another part of Syria.

That worked until recently, until Turkey led an incursion into northern Syria, a very successful one, to take the border town of Jarablus from the Islamic State. There's a major accomplishment because Jarablus is a major conduit for ISIS to smuggle foreign fighters into Syria and suicide bombers out of Syria.

So we're all safer because Turkey took that town. At the same time, now that Turkey is in Western Syria, it has complicated U.S. efforts to compartmentalize its struggle against ISIS.

Because Turkey takes issue with close U.S. cooperation with the Kurds, the Syrian Kurdish party which is closely linked to the Turkish-Kurdish Party that Ankara is fighting. By extension, the Turks are very unhappy about the U.S. alliance.

I think what Washington is trying to do is re-compartmentalize the situation so that the Kurds will withdraw east of the Euphrates and that it can work with the Turks west of the Euphrates.

Really what it boils down to I think is that the Kurdish groups that have captured large territories east of the Euphrates want to do the same along the western side and Turkey wants to block that.

Turkey is fighting ISIS, but it's also trying to block Kurdish advances, and it's hitting two birds with one stone at the same time.

JONES: Of course, we could argue that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. I guess this is what President Erdogan is trying to say today, he says a terrorist is a terrorist, whether we're talking about the PKK or ISIS. Is there any accuracy in that claim that the PKK is actually a terrorist organization?

CAGAPTAY: The PKK is a terrorist organization. This is how it's recognized not just by the government of Turkey but by NATO, the European Union, and the United States. It has targeted civilians in the past, including through suicide bombings. There is no doubt about it.

I think the question is whether the PKK-aligned group in Syria can make further territorial advances. Turkey has until recently watched advances by Syrian Kurds as the group marched from East Syria into West Syria and crossed the Euphrates.

I think Washington's policy was that the United States wanted the Syrian Kurds to take parts of towns from ISIS, but after they liberated those towns, they would withdraw from them back into Syria.

The Syrian Kurds did not hold on to their end of the bargain. And I think that's one reason why Turkish intervention came in, because Turkey wanted them to move out.

Of course, Turkey went in really to liberate towns from Jarablus, but it now finds itself in a strategically positive situation, in the sense that it has artillery inside Syria and can shell those Kurdish positions west of Euphrates, which it could not do before the incursion because they were too far away and outside the reach of the Turkish artillery.

If I could guess, I would say that Turkey will be successful in driving the Kurds east of Euphrates because Washington wants to work with both Turkey and the Kurds, and the only way it can do that is to re-compartmentalize the battle against ISIS and Syria.

So that east of the Euphrates it works with the Kurds and Turkey does not have a problem with that, that the United States works with the Kurds east of the Euphrates but at the same time they'll work with the Turks west of the Euphrates.

JONES: We understand today that at the end of the week, on the fringes of the G-20, President Obama and President Erdogan will meet, no doubt top of the agenda for them. What does Turkey want, though? Does it want the U.S. to completely abandon Kurdish forces in the fight against ISIS, or just to refrain them from acting on the Turkey/Syria border?

CAGAPTAY: I think Turkey wants at the minimum that the United States uses influence over Kurdish groups so that they do not form a Kurdish, pro-PKK- friendly belt along the Turkish border that would be nearly 400 miles long. Much of that belt is formed east of the Euphrates.

I think Ankara's fear is that the Kurdish groups would capture territory enveloping Turkey to the south, creating a PKK-friendly Kurdish entity. I think Turkey's objections are against the Kurdish group capturing territory and enveloping Turkey from the south.

There is an opportunity here. Until recently, Turkey was almost obsessed, I say obsessed because it was, with the idea of ousting Assad. That is not happening. I think Turkey is now seeing the writing on the wall, that the Assad regime is saying, that Washington and Russia might agree.

So it is really shifting its priorities from ousting Assad to fight Assad and blocking Kurdish offensive.

[15:40:11]JONES: Just one final question to you, sir, then. What about Turkey recently cozying up, if you like, to Russia? That's got to be worrying to the United States. Is that a change of tack by President Erdogan?

CAGAPTAY: I think it's part reality and part theater. The reality part of it is that the coup in Turkey was a very traumatic event. This was not a coup in the sense that the military didn't try to take over.

It was a faction within the military that carried out an attack against the president and against the parliament and bombed the country's capital. The country was traumatized and Russia was the first country to reach out.

I think that what it's real that the Turks appreciate that. But there is also theater, Turkey is not going to leave NATO. I think Turkey remains a committed NATO ally, but of course Putin wants to take advantage of this to divide Turkey away from NATO.

That's why I think it's great that President Obama is going to meet Turkish President Erdogan at the G-20 Summit in China. I think Turkey needs tender loving care and that's what it ought to be getting from President Obama.

JONES: It's always good to talk to you. We appreciate your perspective. No doubt we'll speak to you again after that meeting between Erdogan and Obama. Thank you.

Millions of civilians have fled the ongoing violence inside Syria. Now the Obama administration is reaching its target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. by October the 1st. One month early.

America's national security adviser is calling the milestone a, quote, "meaningful step" that we hope to build upon. The International Rescue Committee has already urged a new commitment from the U.S. to welcome 140,000 refugees next year.

This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Coming up next, a critical lifeline for allergy suffers as one drug maker discounts this vital medicine. But why did it take a global backlash to make them do it?

Then Beyonce made a huge splash at the Music Video Awards last night, but perhaps her biggest moment was offstage. We'll explain all, ahead.


JONES: The drug maker, Mylan, says it will soon offer a generic version of its lifesaving allergy treatment, EpiPen, and at half the price. But Mylan says cost is the only difference, otherwise the two versions are identical, both in formula and function.

The off-brand version comes after Mylan hikes the price is setting off a fierce backlash. A social media campaign started by parents highlighted the fact that prices had surged more than 400 percent since 2009.

Let's bring in CNN Money editor-at-large, Richard Quest, who is live for us from New York at the moment. Richard, good to see you. Talk us through what the outrage is here. Is it the fact that there was a price hike of the original pen or that there is a delay in issuing the new one?

[15:45:13]RICHARD QUEST, CNN MONEY EDITOR-AT-LARGE: No, the outrage is the way over the last five years the EpiPen price has effectively gone up by 500 percent for a product that's been around for some years, that's well- amortized its research and development costs, and is believed to cost less than $200 to actually manufacture.

So what the families have said is this is price gouging pure and simple on the back of insurance companies who pay the bill. Now, the extraordinary development, if you like, is this announcement that Mylan is going to make a cheaper version which is the same thing.

Because as has been pointed out, effectively what they're doing is halving the price but calling it something else. Now, usually, Hannah, when companies make a generic, they do it secretly, they supply somebody else with it, they don't want to dilute the brand name by appearing to make a tawdry second class product, if you like.

But here, they're saying, no, no, this is identical, same formula, works same way, it's just half the price. It is absolutely bewildering, what purpose their announcement serves, since no one in their right mind would buy the full price one even though it's got "EpiPen" on it, if you can buy it half price because it has "Epidoodle" or whatever on it.

JONES: This EpiPen that is widely use across the United States, but how does it compare in usage and also price across the world?

QUEST: Well, look, the EpiPen has got roughly 90 percent of the market in the United States. There are others, one made by an Israeli company called Teva, which has been refused a license in the U.S. for the time being. So there are others encroaching into the market.

That's very much what Mylan is doing. Even if there are others elsewhere selling, you make more money selling pharmaceuticals in the United States than anywhere else. That is not new.

Antiretrovirals for HIV can be up to ten times more expensive than they would be charged in a developing or even in the European Union. Take the United Kingdom. There's a pyramid, if you like. Top is the United States.

Thereafter, you've got countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, thereafter, you've got secondary countries, third countries, and then you start working down to developing countries where those same pharmaceuticals can be sold for as little as 10 percent of the cost that the market will bear in the U.S.

JONES: Just briefly then, Richard, when is this generic pen going to be available? How long will people have to wait before they get their cut price anti-allergy pen?

QUEST: I haven't seen a time or date on that. I think people are slightly gob smacked at the audacity of Mylan to announce they're bringing out exactly the same product at half the price with a different name. Hannah, I've covered these things for a long time. I've never seen quite such an announcement that makes so little sense as this one.

JONES: Thank you for explaining what we know so far. Richard Quest, thanks very much indeed.

A freak weather incident has left environmentalists baffled and stunned. What we're about to show you is very disturbing and the result of a devastating act of Mother Nature.

It happened in Norway. A lightning strike killed more than 300 wild reindeer. The carcasses were discovered across a small area in a national park after a heavy storm. The Norwegian Environment Agency says it's never seen so many animals killed by a lightning strike at the same time.

Meteorologist, Tom Sater, joins us now from CNN Weather Center. Tom, just explain what's happened here.

TOM SATER, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It's extremely interesting, Hannah. They were in a herd, outdoors, and likely the highest object. However to have that many is a little concerning. It's an in Norway. We don't have that much lightning activity when it comes to the rest of the world.

We have lightning cloud to cloud, but it's the ones that come down to the ground. If you're outside and there is a lightning storm and your hair stands up that means you got positive charges that are making your hair stand up.

Lightning strikes, you know, it's five times hotter than the surface of the sun. It's like 95,000 degrees kelvin. Usually it's in open areas. Lightning strikes the earth 100 times a second. It varies on where you live.

[15:50:05]And we can break that down a little bit more, but first, the national park is to the west in Oslo. The satellite imagery confirms on Friday a pretty tremendous storm moved through with heavy rain. The back end, they had the lightning.

They didn't realize that this herd was down until they did a flyover on Friday afternoon. But this is what's interesting. You go to the north in Scandinavia, the light colors of purple, this is your lightning rates. It's typical in the tropics. Not that far to the north.

So it doesn't mean there wasn't a lightning strike, but authorities are going to take a sample from every one of those reindeer that is one year of age and older. They'll do brain samples, a typical process that they do to check for disease.

But I mean, your chances of getting struck are 1 in 12,000. Ninety percent of the people do survive, 32 deaths this year in the U.S., the greatest number of deaths in the U.S. in the lasting seven years. The states in red, typically because you're outdoors, farming, at the beach.

Not just the U.S. but all of the northern hemisphere, in July where you see the greatest deaths. So on average, 33 in the U.S. Look at India, 2,000 to 3,000. This has been a terrible year for the monsoon season.

In fact, the end of June we had over 190 deaths, Bangladesh had another 65. What's sad about the story was that 70 were calves of the 323. Five are still alive, but they had to euthanize those. Authorities will look over this to make sure it was lightning, but most likely it was. Cardiac arrest for the entire herd.

JONES: Such a sad story. Tom, we appreciate it. Tom Sater there at the CNN Weather Center, thank you.

Stay with us here on THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Plenty more stories coming up after this break. Don't go away.




JONES: Well, she ain't called Queen Bee for nothing. Superstar singer, Beyonce stole the show at Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards. She snatched up eight prices including the top one. Beyonce invited some African-American mothers whose unarmed sons were shot by police.

They were joining her on the red carpet. Gun violence has been a strong theme in her latest album as well. There was a lot of action then at last night's award show.

Let's get into it all with CNN's entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas, who is with us from New York. Chloe, good to see you. Blink and you missed another outfit change from Beyonce, but she also used her superstar status to really make something of a political statement.

CHLOE MELAS, CNN ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: Of course, and we would expect nothing less from her. Nobody knew she would be attending, even though she was nominated for 11 nominations last night. You might have thought she would close out the show, but no, she surprised everybody in the middle.

I was there live in the audience, I can tell you people were shocked, screaming, jumping up and down. She did make a political statement, not only empowering female African-American women all over the world, basically moving forward the conversation with Black Lives Matter.

She did so many hits off of Lemonade, I couldn't even keep up watching her. I was exhausted for her.

JONES: And Kanye also there, most people looking at Kim Kardashian, but what was Kanye up to?

[15:55:05]MELAS: Well, so Kanye was given 4 minutes by MTV to go up there and just talked about whatever he wanted. He premiered a new music video, but while he was up there, he took on, again, the Black Lives Matter Movement, talking about the shootings and the gun violence in Chicago.

And then he even called out his ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose, in the audience, who I actually got a chance to speak to on the red carpet. And I think actually we have a clip of what she told me about standing up for women and how she's been slut-shamed and cyberbullied. It was really interesting.


AMBER ROSE, HOST, VMA: I took a lot of punches for that, for being a feminist, and a lot of scrutiny. I'm OK with that because I do it for women. And it makes me very happy to take that pain away from them and put it on myself. That's why I have my second annual slut-walk, October 1st.

We talk about body image, no sexual violence, no slut-shaming. It's an extreme form of bullying we deal with as women. It's really unfortunate. I like to be the voice to bring confidence to women and bring awareness to everyone.


MELAS: So he's definitely using her celebrity for good. Kanye was only given four minutes by MTV and of course, he went over, he went over five minutes, and premiered his new music video, "Fade," which was not controversial but had a very bizarre ending, everybody was left, like, what, what happened? It was weird. But I want to tell you about Britney Spears, about her big come back performance, do we have time for that?

JONES: I'm not sure we do, though. We'll have to tell our viewers to go and watch it themselves and catch up with what Kanye was up to as well. We have to leave it there, Chloe. We appreciate it, thank you.

One thing you didn't see in the crowd there, Taylor Swift. That's right, Swifties, there was a blank space in her spot because she was on jury duty, which her fellow jurors found guilty of being awesome. They took pictures and videos and shared them on Twitter.

If you see Swift in a courtroom in Nashville, Tennessee sometime soon, watch out, she'll know you were in trouble when you walked in, oh, yes, we did it.

That has been THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Thanks so much for watching. Richard Quest has "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" up next.


QUEST: The Dow Jones Industrials is up 109 points. Industry is ringing the closing bell. I have a good feeling about this, Gentlemen. The gavel will be a good start with a start of a good week --


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