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good gracious mr karslake. to her during february third d. w. . played . mrs d. w. news live from bergland germany and turkey is booked to mandate nearly a year long breath triggered by the jailing of this german turkish journalist but denis you child says that he doesn't want his release team to buy any so-called dirty deal between the two nato allies. also coming up the slot that made this
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sixteen year old girl in the icon of the palestinian resistance to w. asks her father about his hopes for her future in an exclusive interview. at d w goes to ohio one of the battleground states that ended donald trump the u.s. presidency as he approaches one year in office do they still believe that he took the bait but the right man in the white house. plus a journey into the longest underwater cave on the planet we will travel down to eastern mexico for a book and to get some doubts from feeling traces of an ancient civilization that once brain dead simply. little place. play. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program or. germany and turkey are looking to mend a serious political rift triggered by ankara's arrest of german turkish journalist denise you tell seven eleven months ago now the two sides have now resumed
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bilateral talks after berlin had vowed to block major arms sales to turkey until his case is resolved it has now signalled that could change but you tell says that he does not want to gain his freedom as part of a dirty deal. from his prison cell in turkey denise you chel said he rejected any trade off that would see him released in exchange for new arms sales to turkey. he told the german d.p.a. news agency for my part i don't want my freedom tainted either by the sale of prime metallic tanks or by the deeds of any warmongers i don't want to be a part of any dirty deeds you tell was responding to an interview a news magazine desh spiegel with the german foreign minister caprio in it get real vowed to block major arms sales to turkey he said quote it will stay that way as
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long as the u. chel case remains unresolved but he also rejected you charles characterization of the talks between the two countries is that what this is a dirty deal if it's a deal that you wouldn't dare tell the public about where there's a tit for tat arrangement if that's not the case here. on monday you kells lawyer filed a motion with the turkish constitutional court calling for him to be freed the country's foreign minister. said he hoped you charles release was imminent. many people were released. in the press including some journalists on the. off the court but for days another istanbul court has ignored a constitutional court order to free to turkish journalist prompting fears you chelles imprisonment could drag on. and for more let's bring in our political correspondent thomas sparrow who is standing by with the latest from berlin sir thomas i first want to talk about this phrase dirty deal which seems to be
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categorizing the scot the discussions there at the moment what is really at the core we're talking here about two very important and also very controversial issues on the one hand the delivery of sales to turkey this shouldn't be a major issue under nato partners but it is it has become a major issue now as it happens in the backdrop of the very tainted relationship between germany and turkey on the other hand the arrest of dennys future which has also become a symbol of that bad relationship in two thousand and seventeen and the big question is to what extent these two issues have or have not been linked whereas then as you shared obviously mentioned they didn't want to be part of what he described as a deal the german foreign minister said he had not connected those two issues and this case we know that it has certainly impacted german turkish relations walk
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us through thomas where relations stand right now. well this case among others was the reason why germany last year announced what it described as a reorientation of policy towards turkey with changes in areas such as tourism or investment there was certainly a lot of controversy last year but since then germany and turkey have tried to find common ground once again there were meetings between the foreign ministers there are now meetings at the state secretary level in the interior ministry and both turkey and germany are stressing areas where they want to work together one of those areas that has been mentioned in recent days is for example counter-terrorism so it does seem that the relationship in two thousand and seventeen which was very bad is now at least slowly towards being in a way improved but the case of you telling me it isn't the only hot button issue
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between germany and turkey right there are certainly other issues there were very important issues in the past but the case of venues you chad has certainly become the symbol of that very strained relationship between the two countries thomas ferro with the latest from berlin thank you. let's turn now to northern syria where kurds have appealed to the united nations to stop an imminent turkish attack turkish forces have already been bombarding the kurdish controlled enclave of afrin for several days and earlier this week turkish president right to type of one threatened a full military intervention into syria to stamp out what he called nests of terror on the country's border now ankara has been deploying tanks and military equipment ahead of the imminent operation this in response to u.s. plans to set up a thirty thousand strong border force in northern syria most of the recruits would be kurdish fighters the turkish government considers them terrorists. let's bring
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in our correspondent yulia han who is following this story for us from istanbul welcome to you good morning we just heard there are threatening to send ground forces into northern syria and the word on when the operation could start. well if you follow turkish t.v. news channels you would assume any moment now they're reporting from the syrian border every top of the hour showing pictures of the deployment of troops and tanks and we're also getting reports of turkish artillery shelling the area from just outside afrin yesterday the national security council that's turkey's top security body said and i quote it will take any necessary steps immediately to defeat the threat without mentioning any specific date though at the same time we are hearing that turkish officials in talks with representatives from russia from nato and the
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u.s. so there seem to be out for it's to come up with some kind of last minute diplomatic solution here especially since u.s. secretary of state to listen now denied any plans of building a turkey syria border security force which would mainly consist of kurdish fighters as you mentioned and this was the reason why uncorrupt was calling for military action in the first place i talked with us a little bit more about relationship between turkey and the united states because i mean we know that they are nato allies for example but they are really on opposite sides when it comes to this it has the potential to get ugly doesn't it. well it really does and relations potentially can worsen even more in fact they are already at a historic low and it's a very complex scenario just to be clear here the u.s.
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considers the kurdish forces in offer and. really important allies in their fight against the islamic state the so-called islamic state while turkey sees these kurdish fighters as terrorists so there are no u.s. troops in offer and so we're not going to be seeing turkish and american soldiers fighting each other but the fact that two nato allies turkey and the u.s. are so much at loggerheads with each other inside syria is really worrying and it might impact in a negative why not only turkey's relationship with the u.s. but also with the rest of nato the syrian kurds they're in for yulia how should they be preparing right now i mean are they bracing for something and we see any signs well oh well yes as far as we hear they are of course preparing i talked to a military experts here they say any potential offensive on our friend would most
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likely involve the turkey backed free syrian army this is a rebel group that's already involved in turkey's operation you for it's a shield which started in twenty sixteen so if these rebel units would be involved they could then be backed up by turkish ground forces but you have to know there are about five hundred thousand people living inside a friend and the big question really is what will happen to them. yulia han reporting from istanbul thank you. think of get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world north and south korea have agreed to parade together at the opening ceremony of next month's winter olympic games they also intend to send a joint women's ice hockey team into the competition the international olympic committee still has to approve those plans. salvage crews are working to recover an airliner that skidded off the runway last week as it landed at an airport in
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northern turkey investigators say that the boeing seven thirty seven experienced a sudden surge of speed in its right engine that caused it to swerve off course none of the one hundred sixty eight passengers on board were injured in the incident. what looks like a fresh pineapple is actually a disguise for illegal cargo police in portugal and spain have seized more than seven hundred kilograms of cocaine hidden inside the fruits they arrested nine members of the international gang that had shipped the drugs from south america. turning now to the middle east and the legal battles of a teen who has become the symbol of palestinian resistance and israeli military judge has denied bail to sixteen year old ahead tommy he ordered that she be held until her trial for slapping two israeli soldiers in the west bank a video of the incident has gone viral and brought her to international attention
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rights groups have called for the girl's release her father spoke exclusively to d.w. from ramallah about the case. this is the video that provoked a social media storm a palestinian go slapping and kicking an israeli soldier the incident followed what israel says was a stone throwing assault on its troops. the goal is sixteen year old i had to mimi and she's become an icon of the palestinian resistance. this soldier is a symbol for the occupation that has taken our land our country and killed our people since the december incident our head has been in custody and being charged with twelve counts including assault and incitement now she could face a lengthy jail sentence ahead is from a well known activist family in the west bank and is no stranger to confrontation in two thousand and twelve she was filmed hitting a soldier in ramallah and three years later she was pictured biting another soldier
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as he tried to arrest her brother. detention has sparked protests at home and around the world with rights groups saying that as a child it is not justified. for many israelis though the teenager is a provocateur. one senior israeli minister said the detention of a head on her mother must set an example they should finish their lives in prison he said the pictures are harsh i trust that the incident will be investigated and the lessons will be learned amnesty international says israel currently holds around three hundred fifty palestinian children in detention and that hundreds of mine is a prosecuted every year meanwhile critics of the palestinian say many of these youngsters are being exploited for political propaganda. if anyone guarantee me they had an arab country an international body or anyone from
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my government anyone if anyone guaranteed me that the occupation would be gone in one two three or even five years i would rather teach my daughter. now to the united states where after weeks of teasing the american media about a possible fake news awards event u.s. president donald trump has pointed to the top ten examples of news stories in twenty seventeen that he says were intentionally wrong trump on bell the awards with you guessed it a tweet. it provided a link to a republican party website that listed ten cases in which major american news sources reported stories that were later retracted or which the list says were incorrect c.n.n. qualified for four mentions followed by the new york times which got to despite of trump's an initial statements via twitter it was not immediately clear who authored the last. those fake news awards came on the same day that two prominent republican senators sharply attacked the president for criticizing the press sen john mccain
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wrote in the washington post that trump's words undermines the credibility of the media around the world and helps repressive regimes senator jeff flake went even further in a speech on the senate floor of less enemy of the people was how the president of the united states called the free press in two thousand and seventeen mr president it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president used his words in from mislead spoken by joseph stalin to describe his enemies it bears noting that so fraught with malice was a phrase enemy of the people that even the key to khrushchev forbade it use telling the soviet communist party that the phrase had been introduced by stalin for the purpose of quote annihilating such individuals unquote who disagreed with the supreme leader this alone should be the source of great shame for us in this body.
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well meantime this coming saturday marks trump's first full year in office as u.s. president we have spent this week looking back at the last twelve turbulent months in the white house ohio was one of the key swing states that handed trump his election victory in two thousand and sixteen but has he delivered on promises to voters our washington bureau chief alexandra phenomena visited ohio to find out. my hunting valley in ohio a longtime democratic stronghold that was once a hobby of the american steel industry but these times are long gone president donald trump one ohio in twenty sixteen by promising to bring jobs back to the region. tracey winbush believes in trump she hosts a talk show on local radio and after she gets off the air she relaxes and the cigar vonage. he earned my respect because of what he wants to do and how he wants to get it done so he's not republican he's
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not democrat he's just an american who use the system for his advancement to the presidency and you have to respect that. i mean but we have to admit that he lies writes it doesn't go that you have to admit he has is he has his own thought process to go through. but the question is do we all lot also. tracy takes me along to a party fundraiser in youngstown. and during. three five. delayed his polls show that presidents trumps approval rating is at a record low whether people here support him despite the fact that he hasn't made much progress on his legislative agenda. finally for the first time a bit more like times there's somebody in washington who is determined to change
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washington that's why people are excited they want to they want someone to go to washington who can grab that place and shake it because it's become so overloaded and so out of control it's been a slow process there fight them every step of the way but i believe in eventually people are going to realize how important this is like christian mckernan is a businessman in youngstown his grandfather started his heating and cooling company in one nine hundred thirty seven here sure christian says he trusts trump because he's all thoughts and entrepreneur i don't have to agree with certain things that a sitting president may feel i don't have to do but i really should just look back and respect the position that's there. and allowing them to try to do is drop. the show online and treat their friends john. good afternoon walk with very few inference here on the economic grounds for tax cuts health care that's what counts
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for tracey winbush she says she doesn't like f. with think drum tweeds or sas but she'll support him as long as he is here to break the system. you're watching news still to come on the program after decades of exploring researchers can finally confirmed this is the world's longest underwater cave we will show you what else they discovered and its staffs. but first monica jones is here with new economic data from china and it is surprising even for china sara because china says that its g.d.p. grew by six point nine percent in twenty seventeen and that exceeded many experts forecasts the contribution of the world's second biggest economy to global g.d.p. has been on the rise for a decade even if growth has slowed somewhat in recent years and in a moment we'll talk to a china analyst about the asian powerhouses potential but first some facts and
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figures. china remains one of the world's most powerful economic engines its booming growth over the past decade has easily outpaced recent growth in the u.s. . over the past ten years china's share of global output rose from eleven to eighteen percent other emerging markets are also grabbing larger shares of the global economy the trend is reversed in the u.s. which slipped from eighteen to fifteen percent. china's flourishing export market is one reason for its strong growth. the country's building boom has provided an additional boost another only our chinese earning more money than in the past they're spending it. consumption is on the rise benefiting the retail sector and the real estate market. companies are investing in production to feed the growing demand for goods from china. but the biggest investor is the government
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especially in infrastructure nearly a trillion dollars have been earmarked for the one built one road initiative an ambitious project to develop trade corridors to central asia the middle east and europe. so impressive numbers there certainly and for more i'm joined by maximillian counterfeited economic analyst at the med carter institute for china studies good to have you with us and i'd like to first of all pick up on the very last point that we had in these reports namely that public spending government investment specifically in infrastructure is playing a major role in china how important is it for the chinese economy well first of all thank you for having me now in the in the last quarter we've seen a shift towards more consumption driven growth infrastructure in spec investment is still very important is still a very large part of the group to grow from thirty percent to the for the whole year but we have seen a slowdown in infrastructure spending especially compared to two thousand and
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fifteen levels when it was roughly fifty percent of growth now six point nine percent is the g.d.p. growth that the numbers that were released today by by china how important is growth for the country it's definitely important the chinese have said some pretty high goals for themselves which seem to reach by twenty or twenty specifically the doubling of g.d.p. in income compared to twenty twenty levels of two were two thousand and ten levels but what level of growth is actually desirable for beijing well i think they would like reasonably high levels so our calculations have indicated that they need to reach something around six point four percent for every consecutive year up until twenty twenty twenty to reach these targets and obviously the higher growth you have the more leeway you have to make reforms to. supply side reforms environmental reforms and also to deal with china's large problem all right about the problems
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look into that in just a second but there's obviously also a shift in the way that china operates of the economy from for many many years it was the world switched up and china no longer wants to be that it wants to turn towards a high take as society and economy. that transition take some time less quantity more quality how do you see that playing out well this is a policy that was all planned during and during the. early in the year by xi jinping and what they're aiming for here is to shift to. think high tech sectors to have more inclusive growth as they say but i think to some extent this is a truth this two purposes of this is also a nice way of packaging a transition to slightly lower growth to frame it in more positive terms. in terms of something dropped here quite surprising we've seen that outbound direct investment has slumped significantly actually and for the first time in almost
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a decade what's behind china lost its tight acquiring companies all over the world but i wouldn't say so companies certainly haven't and the chinese government have actually had to step in and prohibit foreign chinese company and the prices from purchasing various assets across overseas companies like force. dolly and one diet each and they have been buying hotels airports and golf clubs and all kinds of things overseas so that honey's government have stepped in and they've said we were k. which you buying high tech enterprises but we don't want you to buy things such as golf clubs and movie studios because there's no benefit to there for the chinese economy the long run just briefly how healthy is the chinese economy in your view i would sit at the chinese economy is healthy as a whole but there are some very serious problems particularly the problem with with debts and you see that the chinese economy is not utilizing credit in
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a very efficient way right now so the demands of incremental g.d.p. that has been generated for one unit one additional unit of credit has been decreasing steadily ever since the financial crisis ok so there are some clouds on the horizon next to me to account for their economic analyst at the. the institute for china studies thank you so much thank you for having me. and we have time for this as well the airplanes and flight crews are gone but parts of evelyn are still up for sale the tots now the former in-flight suites are all part of an online auction of hundreds of smaller items once owned by the bankrupt now this month a german airline everything from seats to community kids blankets rescue vests and to buy products are up for grabs and so far thirty seven thousand people have registered for the auction which began on monday and which will into next week that is on february the first. ok if you're not
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claustrophobic then it's time to do some deep diving with sarah yes i'm still tackler images are going to show you here monaco because the world's longest underwater cave has been discovered in mexico measuring and astounding three hundred and forty seven kilometers the submerged cavern in the mexican state of content a rule isn't only remarkable because of its size but also because of the number of architectural treasures found inside they date back thousands of years and are helping to unravel the mysteries of the ancient maya civilization that once dominated the region. and it's thought to be the biggest underwater cave on the planet stretching for three hundred fifty kilometer as. divers discovered a connection between two submerged cabin systems in eastern mexico after a decades long search. is muscle me there are about two hundred kids in this underwater system solvers that we
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thought they might be connected to but we weren't sure now we know about the collection and flows of water out of. research has found human bones and pottery from thousands of years ago it comes from the ancient mayan civilization that once dominated the region. most don't know nor it gives us an amazing perspective a new understanding of how the leaders of the engine settlements and all of the mayans developed. scientists hope the discovery will shed new light on the mayans who considered this huge cave sacred. you're watching news we have more coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can always get the latest news and information around the clock on our web site that is dot com you can follow us on facebook and twitter.
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