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office and there is a government in power and we will do everything necessary and act determine and decisively in the face of this. there are some people who appear to be plural peace and tranquility in turkey and claim these operations have ended or killed the attempts for a peaceful solution to problems. i invite them to consider what the families of those soldiers and police officers are going
through. you cannot allow democratic country like turkey a democrat country like turkey to have public overview or allow public overview to be destroyed in turkey. however, there have been two police officers cowardly killed and they will be brought before justice and made accountable. those who used long range weapons to kill brave police
officers have been caught and now we are in the process of catching those who are behind them and they will be punished as well. yesterday, early in the morning i received an urgent telephone call which informed me that a nurse, mid wife and driver were kidnapped. they were on their way to help a pregnant woman in a remote village who was in whose life was in danger because of this kidnapping. how can we turn a blind eye to such cowardly actions? i have been inviting all political parties to come and sign a joint declaration against terrorists terrorists. i'd like to thank the leader of
the republican people's party who responded favorably but not the others. h.t.p. in hands with those elements who try to destroy public order in turkey then i invited them for coalition for the formation of the coalition party and i said to them you might think you are successful at 13% election which is not the case for us, 41%. but you cannot ask to turn a blind eye on those who carry clashes in open spaces.
>> we have been listening to the turkish prime minister explaining the strikes that turkey has been launching against i.s.i.l. in syria and kurds in northern iraq. resent escalation in turkey involvement in syria. correspondent mohamed is following developments on the border with syria. it's interesting we have got the prime minister coming out right after we have just heard from the foreign minister both of them explaining these strikes that they have launched. it's almost as if they are concerned that turkish people need to hear these justifications justifications. >> it's absolutely a concern, jane that is a very good question and these responses that we have gotten from various turkish officials since yesterday you can see they are very much aligned and they are on message and the turkish
government that you heard from a short while before that the foreign minister all saying that the public order in turkey cannot be allowed to be disturbed and they are lumping together i.s.i.l. with groups like the pkk and they are stressing that they believe that the kurdistan workers that is out lawed here and trying to get the idea to a turkish public that has become very concerned about their safety especially along this very long and porous border with syria. one of the reasons the government beats this line is there is a lot of anger from the community towards the leadership of turkey. many of the kurds we have spoken with especially in this region believe that the turkish government is to blame for i.s.i.l. having as they say infiltrated this area. they say turkey for too long turned a blind eye on i.s.i.l.
affiliated fighters from turkey and back again and because of that the kurds who have been fighting effectively with i.s.i.l. in syria they became a target of i.s.i.l. and so now after there has been this rising anger and ap the armed wing of p.k.k. claimed the life of police officers this wednesday for what they call retaliation for the suicide attack earlier in the week because they say the police officers accused them of cooperating with i.s.i.l. now you have the turkish government saying, no this is absolutely wrong and we have done nothing wrong and engaged in a huge fight on terror and because p.k.k. has done it they are lumping together i.s.i.l. with p.k.k. and going after the p.k.k. as vigorously as i.s.i.l. and they are trying to sell this idea to the turkish public that they need to get more involved in the international coalition, the u.s. led coalition against
i.s.i.l. for several years now turkey has been very reluctant to get involved in the war on syria and calling for a buffer no fly zone on the border of syria and now they are fully involved and worried they will face domestic criticism for their decision to allow air bases in turkey to be used by the u.s. and other coalition members to bomb in syria and in iraq. also now we know that the turkish military is going to be taking a more active role in hez pom -- these bombings as well and turkey trying to turn the narrative in the direction they want to turn it in to sell this idea to a skeptical, scared and weary turkish public so soon after the transformative elections that happened in june and you heard the prime minister talk about the number of attacks that have either been disrupted or have been caught since those elections in june clearly saying turkey is very much under threat
and the government will do everything in its power to take every measure to take care of what they call terrorists. >> one would expect there would be repercussions and heard from p.k.k. and said the truce that was this place has no meaning any more and it's off, this is just another escalation on another front. >> the relationship between the kurdish community here and the turkish government has been fraught with tension so long. there was a peace agreement signed in 2013 between turkey and the p.k.k. and now it would seem that it is unravelling, the p.k.k. has gone on record and the spokesman saying you believe through these unilateral actions that turkey has broken that ceasefire and there is no more ceasefire. turkey has not gone that far and turkey is saying we are doing what we do to protect this
country but this is clearly going to raise tensions at a time where tensions have risen substantially and since that bombing ensued this past monday a lot of anger to the turkey government and turkey government responding saying this is what we need to do to protect our citizens. >> thanks very much for bringing us some explanation there from the city of the border between turkey and syria. now, the u.s. president has addressed the sum met on global entrepreneurship in the capitol nairobi and his father who was kenya is on a four-day tour of east africa and the first time he has been to the country since taking office in 2008. kenya president opened the summit. >> africa is the world's newest and most promising frontier of limitless opportunity. gone are the days when the only
lands to view our continent was one of despair and in dignity. >> reporter: and that sentiment was echoed by the u.s. president when he took to the stage. >> this is our first global entrepreneurship in sub sahara and africa and i wanted to come here and i wanted to be here because africa is on the move. africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. [applause] people are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up the middle class is growing. and young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way africa is doing business as the president alluded to. and that creates incredible opportunities for africans and for the world. >> let's go live to nairobi and andrew simmons is there for us and obama has eased in the trip and very relaxed speech at that
summit and one that was also full of optimism. >> that's right, laura. it was. there are some elements to this visit that won't be positive but this was very positive indeed very relaxed obama, not using any teleprompts and engaging with the crowd there and also using some swalahi street slang which went down with young members of that audience. you heard in that clip he outlined the way he wanted to project entrepreneurship and he announced that there would be three entrepreneur centers aimed at women to be opened here in kenya, in mali and also in zambia and talked about a billion dollar u.s. fund that was launched at last year's summit and the money surpassed
that and over half of it would be aimed at women and young people talking about how it empowers people. but he also mentioned the middle classes there and you can't get away from the issue in kenya which is enjoying better times economically now that there is a growing gap between the rich and the poor there is a growing problem with corruption, it's not going away. these are some of the issues that will be addressed later, laura. >> i wanted to talk a bit more about that because of smiles at that summit but of course there will be tough talk later between the two presidents. >> that's right, there will be a bilateral meeting in a few hours time at state house, a short distance from here and the agenda has not been published but we know counter terrorism as it's described here and in the u.s. is going to be a top of the agenda. the somali al-shabab group that
wreaked havoc and traversegedy here and on the border that will be raised but also good governance a key issue that obama pursued with regard to africa in his four visits so far to this continent, he will be really raising that. and one of the major issues here is this corruption which is the investigation going on at minister level through the government and also in the private enterprise right through the civil service still going on and one mark of concern is that there have been no successful prosecutions of any scale since president came to office despite a lot of talk about cracking down on corruption, no big convictions have been made and it's known it's going on at all levels laura. >> many thanks for keeping us addressed of president obama's visit to kenya.
m.p.s in tunesia approved an antiterrorism law and they are not happy about it and say the legislation is vague and stifles freedom of expression and we report. >> reporter: tunesia passes a controversial bill that gives forces sweep inging against the group and the law imposes the death penalty on many so called terrorism crimes and it also allows investigators to use phone tapping. for the governing coalition this is a big moment. >> translator: the new law doesn't conflict with the constitution. we are committed to defending liberties and at the same time we want to make sure terrorism is not given a chance to prevail and this is why we said let's stand united as people against terrorism. >> reporter: human rights activists say it is a shame for a country that four years ago
inspired the mass protest movement against repressive regimes but members of parliament say tunisia needs a tough law to prevent attacks like the one that killed 38 tourists in the coastal city of souz. >> what happened a couple of weeks ago in souz was another dreadful thing that happened to tunisia. and i think this like to get the minds that we have to vote this law. >> we have here is very constitutional and also respecting the democratic stand out of tunisia so we are filling beliefs now. >> reporter: tunisia has been graspingly with violence for years, thousands of tunisia people joined i.s.i.l. and al-qaeda in iraq and syria. hundreds have taken up arms
against security forces and military campaign against the group affiliated with al-qaeda is still underway in this mountain region. but the tunisia army and police remain largely outnumbered and outgunned compared to neighboring countries. this is quite a significant moment for the government that says with the new antiterrorism bill they would be able to tackle the rise of violence in tunisia and says it needs financial and military support from the international community to be able to defeat armed groups and i'm al jazeera, tunis. much more still to come on al jazeera including three months after a devastating earthquake nepal trying to rebuild its country but some survivor survivors are feeling left out in the cold plus. i'm in london exploring how augmented reality is being used to help people face their darkest fears. ♪
♪ hello again with our story on al jazeera, turkey's prime minister has again defended the campaign against i.s.i.l. and fighters from kurdistan or p.k.k. and strikes happening in november earn iraq against p.k.k. camps and turkish fighters also struck i.s.i.l. positions in syria overnight. the u.s. president addressed a global summit in the kenya capitol and barack obama praised the continent's young people.
and tunisia parliament approved an antiterrorism law and it stifles freedom of expression. it's been three months since the first of two earthquakes devastated nepal and tens of thousands are in need of food and clean water and live in fear of landslides and 1-10 are homeless and the government promised to relocate them but we report that many are still waiting. >> reporter: just outside nepal's capitol kathmandu 200 people have camped out in a school ground and this is a village here and all of them have lost their homes. landslides have destroyed most areas around the village and the river has been eroding what remains of their land and she escaped the worst of it until she got here. >> translator: my sister gave birth here. we didn't have the money or the transport to take her to the
hospital but five days on she went mad. she would refuse to wear clothes and scream and hit me. she didn't remember how many children she had. and now that she is on medication she is better. every time she would take the baby she would almost strangle her and we were scared she would kill the baby. >> reporter: a local volunteer took her to the hospital and is now under psychiatric treatment there has been no psychological assessment of april's earthquake which killed thousands and injured many more. now she and her son have diarrhea, many of these people have been suffering from stomach-related problems. it has been raining like this everyday and some tents are barely waterproof. as you can see the drains are rather poor and there is only one functional toilet for the more than 200 people living here. across kathmandu more than 2000 people from the surrounding
districts are living in conditions similar to this. around 50,000 households were told they would be temporarily relocated and they said the process would start by july 15th but so far those who have moved have mostly moved on their own. people here are getting desperate as more villages come to seek refuge. >> translator: there is no way to go back to our village. just two more families came here and authorities refused to help us and we are told we have to go to village to get the $150 to buy tents and how can we go there? >> reporter: but the government says they have to return to access help. >> you are entitled to get help in the place. you left your house and you are asking for money in kathmandu.
kathmandu is looking to its own problem and own population. >> reporter: these people here are afraid for their future but they don't have much time to talk. if these drains remained clogged for much longer their tents will be flooded and they have run out of money and heard the government is clearing out some camps in kathmandu and wonder the luck of finding a temporary home will also run out, kathmandu. more now who is the head of operations at the red cross in nepal. >> reporter: what we see are emergency needs are still relevant today, three months after the initial earthquake and the second earthquake in may we are still seeing people who have not received aid and we are trying to get to the most difficult places to reach in this country. this is absolutely a very challenging, low logistical
operation and thousands of damaged villages in valleys and over mountains and go over another mountain and find another village with ten houses here and there, it's a logistic logistical challenge and we are the red cross and we are here because of the challenge. we are experienced in this. we like difficult challenges. that is why we exist here. so we are doing our best. united states has described burundi's election as deeply flawed. president pierre nkurunziza has won a third term picking up almost 70% of votes and the election was largely boycotted by opposition parties. super bugs are blamed for as many as 250,000 deaths every year and warnings that figure could sky rocket if markets and drug companies don't take action, new drugs could help but no new antibiotics have been released on the market for almost 30 years, jacob ward
reports. >> i'm going to grab your temperature. >> reporter: the united states has a bug problem. multi drug resistant bacteria super bugs leshed to shrug off antibiotics that plague the system here. >> the organisms can get spread and organisms can live on the skin or a desk or a bed or stethoscope. >> reporter: it takes days to identify specifics about a resistant bacteria and the doctor received a multi million dollar grant to develop a process for the right drugs to fight bacteria in minutes. >> if you find out about the organism before the patient leaves your office you can give the right drug and don't have to worry about creating drug resistance. >> reporter: in the u.s. and around the world companies are not making new antibiotics because it's too expensive and too hard because in part they pretty much tapped out the
microorganisms that can be easily cultivated in a lab setting. the truth is there are enough micro organisms in this handful of dirt for countless lines of new antibiotics but it's only out here in nature that the micro organisms will thrive. as a result researchers are limited to the tiny micro organisms that grow in a peti dish. >> the gap is large and meaning that it's just not acceptable and this is the entire on the planet. this dot is how much of that we have cultivated. >> reporter: his team developed a device, the i-chip that can isolate cells in dirt to let them grow the way they do in nature. >> it let's nature provide the necessary component for growth and the cell grows and once it forms a colony we can explore
the colony and ability to produce. >> reporter: the hope is that a new crop of antibiotics used on bacteria that is quickly and specifically identified could slow deadly infections around the world, infections that our food and our hospital seemed to have helped create. jacob ward berkeley california. other things not easy to treat are phobias and mental health problems and therapy is expensive and not always readily available but now computer scientists and game developers and doctors are joining forces to build new technology and we tried it out. >> reporter: deep in a research lab at university college london scientists are exploring the mysterious relationship between the brain and the body and for this experiment i'm the guinea pig. >> wave in the mirror and say hello. >> reporter: i'm standing in front of a virtual mirror and you can see my reflection or the
virtual version of me. i'm confronted by a crying child. what is wrong? are you feeling sad? and asked to do my best to console them, the rolls are then reverse reversed, i become the child and a virtual mirror above me. we are seeing an adult version of myself and my voice consoling me of the view point of being the child, that was a very unique experience. >> reporter: help people suffering with self criticism a major cause of anxiety and depression virtual reality has come a long way since it hit the scene in the mid 1990s and finally the technology is matching with expectations and learning about the world we live in and people have problems with depression and phobias and hospitals have long wasting list and private care is expensive
and sufferers never consider treatment for things seen as taboo and russell green is hoping to change thing. he has combined psychiatry and computer gaming to help people deal with stressful situation like public speaking in front of a hostile audience. >> hard to reach groups who do not seek help like young men and maybe they are more comfortable using software than going to an office. i think also people with mobility problems, a lot of scenarios where it's much easier to do the therapy on a device or your laptop. >> reporter: some of the technology is now available as downloadable apps for psychiatric help at home like this augmented spider that becomes more and more realistic. >> despite knowing it's not there people say they have a sense of being able to feel it and being able to crawl on your
hand. >> reporter: as anxiety is increasingly common this could help the way we treat problems london. and reminder you can always keep up to date with all the news on our website, there it is, al jazeera.com. >> you wouldn't be alone if you hadn't given much thought to grand jury proceedings. most people don't unless they're one. if you are facing serious charges appearing before a grand jury is a right embedded in the constitution. once a shield for the individual has morphed into a possible weapon for