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you know not only safe but iconic when i'm interviewing fronted. by mackenzie it because i see from. this is going to have the news coming to you live from berlin the thickest minute two friends of in syria enters its fifth day of the only road with turkey's allies in syria to kill a goodish militia away from the border and tookie is president and a join keeps up the pressure also coming up rallying supporters to take to the streets and build the as
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a key rule and former president who not just still awaits his fate an appeals court decides today whether he plays in jail. i'm with such a warm welcome to the program. there's been no letup in turkey's military offensive against kurdish militia in northern syria despite international calls for restraint kurdish forces currently control much of northern syria but it's often which you see here in the northwest which is the focus of turkey's latest offensive so why is often under attack turkey is engaged in a decades long conflict with the kurds with their demand for autonomy it feels threatened by the increased presence along its border and fears that the kurds could expand their hold on northern syria turkish president of it if you are now
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says the operation will move on to the town of bitch that you see there and he says he with forty cords games along the border. the turkish town has size only a few kilometers away from the fighting come back to brick and his friends are discussing turkey's operational if branch nobody here believes in its wish to make sure. we don't know the area around so we cannot really say how long it will take but yes it may take a long time. to sink. possibly a month that's what i think but i'm not a soldier. his military is continuing its operation was no reduction in intensity all day tanks and artillery are aiming across the border members of the protect his free syrian army are marching towards
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the afrin region they are supporting takesh troops in they'll peroration against the syrian kaddish militia groups. and they are a lot more optimistic than the texan has. i'm afraid will take a frame and succeed in this operation within the next couple of days. with god's help we will conquer offering everybody along the shore. according to the latest figures from the syrian observatory for human rights the war the safe more than one hundred lives more than twenty to be civilians the turkish president joined a funeral on tuesday for a soldier killed the previous day added one dismissed international criticism of the offensive saying the situation at hand means it's not possible to listen to every country's take. these are pictures filmed by the kut ish militia group.
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turkish media report that fighting between the the turkish army and its allies is intensifying in the direction of offering. turkey claims a threat is growing at its school to try considers the y.p. g. to be the syrian faction of the p.k. k. which he sees as a terror group reacting to attack u.s. military attacks in recent days the why p.g. has shelled texas border towns claiming civilian lives while many techs were you for it at the start the military's now a changed history so no war is easy neither for soldiers nor. for civilians you know what i must not have. quoted you both sides of the border fear what operationalise branch could still bring. is in istanbul and joins me now from there though the turkish president has spoken out saying that he's ready to target syria's model bridge reason. what is the significance of this
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for the military operation. for the turkish forces they say it is key is part of their efforts to remove what they say is his tariff right on the southern border of syria but for nato it is a nightmare scenario because a large number of u.s. soldiers are believed to be deployed in mom bitch and this brings a threat of a confrontation between turkish forces and the united states although picky both started their people a minister of the ruling party said this played down those who say it was only a remote possibility mom beach is a very important town because for the united states it allows them to exercise control over iraq which is the key city in the region so there is the potential of a major confrontation there and i think that is what all of nato allies are trying to avoid and don't do one is headed to speak with a u.s. president donald trump today the u.s. has been supporting the wide militia being
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a targeted by turkey now one of the expectations of this con conversation. i think in many ways this conversation is probably the most important since turkey has launched this operation into a friend in this conflict is as much about turkey's anger at the united states over its support of the white peachey and particularly its announcement of creating a thirty thousand strong border force with the white peachey which has triggered this crisis now preserve the earth one does believe according to sources in the palace he does have a good relation or potentially a good relationship with donald trump he told me but i need put a lot of store on these telephone conversations with world leaders a position of advisors i spoken to in the palace they say the real problem with turkish u.s. relations isn't between the two presidents but more people around all the time particularly former military generals who hold great sway in the white house they are seen as a problem probably earth wants to believe that if he can have
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a conversation with trump possibly they can strike a deal worth one thousand like to make deals with leaders and if if there is a possibility of the fusing this crisis it could be this conversation if that conversation fails it could well determine that turkey to continue its operations into the rest of syria and director earnest the russian president hinges on the roar of russia in this conflict and how it pans out. well this operation of turkey could only have happened with the permission of russia russia controls the airspace in syria and turkey is relying very heavily on air support for this operation to moscow was the one that allowed this operation to go ahead and going forward moscow's corp is seen as key to has a major player in this ongoing conflict but there will be concerns in moscow if turkey continues to expand its operation too far then that there will be the fear that turkey has too much influence and it brings the possibility of clashes with the damascus regime and even possibly iran will be unnerved by
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a growing presence of turkey in syria during films in istanbul thank you very much for that assessment. well tech is offensive in syria is having political repercussions here in berlin germany regularly since weapons including tanks to its need to ally and those weapons are being used in this offensive that some german will make us illegal contracts to upgrade the tanks are being now put on hold and. relentless heavy shelling in northwest syria turkish forces step up their offensive known as operation olive branch. the prepared german made leopard tanks to rule in two or three in. the german government had recently considered reinforcing these against mains but that seems to be off the table no. he gets to avoid the talk i know that turkey is violating international law with its
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intervention in syria and. it's absurd to think about upgrading these tanks or start all up be against can kind of there should be no arms exports to turkey i want to know what foreign ministers he discussed with his turkish counterpart was it all about an arms deal. that was just under three weeks ago the aim to foster better relations then on monday the turkish foreign minister to protect civilians it fell on deaf ears turkey's president or do one says the military action is justified. because enough rina determined to defend themselves. good look i wish our forces strength we are united and we don't fear our do on his planes and his weapons. he took in the one nine hundred ninety s. turkey used old east german army weapons against the kurds in turkey and history is
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repeating itself in syria. and it's not just german tanks german military trucks have also been spotted on the syrian border. this article look at some other stories making news around the bond meanwhile says it's preparing reception camps for the drugs or return of muslim refugees who fled to neighboring bungler this because of the military crackdown in the buddhist majority country bungled this says it is also preparing for the transfer of but it needs more time. to conservative car bombs detonated near a mosque in the libyan city of benghazi on tuesday killed at least twenty seven people and injured dozens more the attack took place as worshippers were leaving the mosque many security officials were among the casualties they have believed to have been the target of the attack. gunmen have stormed an office save the children aid agency in the afghan city of jalalabad two people were killed when the
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militants battle security forces who had surrounded the building is the nucleus of the sponsibility the taliban has issued a statement denying any involvement police in pakistan ever arrested a twenty four year old a man suspected of being a serial killer responsible for the rape and murder of a seven year old girl the case is sparked nationwide protests of allegations of government inaction police said the suspect had confessed to the mud and his d.n.a. matched samples found on her body. telling out of brazil where an appeals court is due to decide later today whether the nation's most influential politician is guilty of corruption former president louis ignacio silva is hoping to overturn a sentence of nine and a half years in prison for accepting a bribe he wants to stand for election again next to a but he if his conviction stands he will be allowed to you know supporters have
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been protesting against what this see as political persecution off the leftist icon . the feelings of these brazilians are clear they love their former president and they want him to run for office again ahead of today's ruling fountains of loser supporters have been converging on porto alegre to demonstrate against what they believe is an attempt to prevent him from running an october his presidential election. and they found justice system does not want to go down in history as garbage it only has one option to absolve because there is no evidence against him. as long as there's no proof he's an absolutely innocent person. last july lula was convicted of handing out political favors in return for a penthouse apartment in this beachside building loser denies ever having owned the apartment but if his appeal is rejected he faces nine and
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a half years in prison. the case is part of a wider corruption scandal that swept through brazil's political establishment with lawmakers from almost all of the country's political parties facing arrest and investigation. lula remains brazil's most popular politician loved especially by those who benefited from the social programs he launched and that lifted thirty million brazilians out of poverty even if today's ruling bars him from running for president again he's vowed to continue campaigning. but in a sign of how polarized the country has become those who want to see him behind bars are out on the streets in force. or they are their share i hate the workers' party i hate luda i hate the current president all of them have to go to prison they can't keep robbing the people you are bad yes well now. it's against this ten
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spectrum that security outside the court issuing today's ruling has been tightened with lula supporters planning further protests throughout the day police have cordoned off the four surrounding city blocks. turning now to the australian open and tennis despite a slow start georgia federal has won his quarter final against two in straight sets he now faces on seeded salt's korean show chills amazing run in melbourne continues as he saw all american attend his son grand to reach his first ever grand slam final semifinal. germany's ungently can go brush aside madison keys to reach the last four through a string open the full was number one is back to winning ways of torrid two thousand and seventeen season khabab will face a women's top seed to see more enough in the next round off the remaining one in straight sets over the school. you're watching news coming up ahead
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