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ute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] sarah: this is dw news from berlin. supporting turkey against the islamic state that turkish airstrikes are raising questions. the country's president says that peace talks with the pkk separatists also cannot continue. also coming up on the show barack obama says it is time for the world to change its approach to africa. he warns against corruption and says the confidence progress depends on democracy. and the son of libya's former dictator's sentence to death. a court interval he finds it awfully guilty of war crimes during libya's 2011 revolution.
thank you very much for joining us. warplanes have struck a kurdish militant ace in turkey itself rather than across the border. does attack came after nato backed strikes against the islamic state and the president called off east talks with kurdish militants, the pkk. i will speak with a middle east expert in just a moment but first, a look at how turkey is intensive line the light against what it calls terrorist groups. wax most people who live here are kurds. the situation is tense. the military units on high alert. the conflict between the pkk and turkish government has as
related. today saw blast on a gas pipeline. last friday, turkish forces launched a series of errors right against the islamic state and kurdish bases in northern iraq. despite the fact that the kurds also oppose i asked. the turkeys president announced the peace process was over. the peace process with those the take aim in our national purity and brotherhood in this country. nato met for an emergency session. representatives of member states discussed the ability on turkey's quarters. >> it is right and timely that we hold this meeting today to address the instability on the turkish doorstep and on nato's orders.
nato is following developments closely and will stand in strong solidarity with our ally turkey. >> turkey has responded without outside help. it is up to nato to this side of this was a case for the alliance is usual defense clause. they have made it clear that strikes are set to continue. sarah: let's bring in amanda at the european policy center in brussels. we just heard in that report the president saying that these these talks with the pkk can no longer continue. why has he changed his tune on this? >> think it has more to do it the mastech politics than anything else. in the recent elections, his party lost a significant amount
of support while the kurdish party half the 10% and got into the turkish parliament. there hasn't been a government formed coalition. it talks are ongoing. it would be an effort to reduce their support. the turkey goes to early elections, the party may not get over the 10% threshold that would allow the party to take back some of the support that it lost and form a new government waste on the one-party system. >> when we look at the pressure internationally and turkey's allies, nato says that it wants turkey to have more dialogue with the kurds. that does not seem to be happening. could this effort undermine turkey's effort within syria? >>
it is vital for turkey to have a process with the region beyond. this new strategy targeting both i asked and the kurds can undermine to a certain degree international effort. as long as they are writing, the airstrikes are mainly focused on the pkk. in turkey is only focused on iis. that i do not inc. this is going to happen to they will have to bear with it are the moment. sarah: they will have to work out some alternative solution. when we look at this campaign in general, how long these in this is going to last?
>> i don't think it will probably last one or two months because there is a high risk attached to it. he is probably thinking that a campaign that prolongs against the kurds, they are responsible for the insecurity in the country that a turkey goes early elections, will be beneficial to the party. i think it is very risky and could back hire because the peace process is important to the turkish population for the security of the country. many people wanted the peace process on the ballot as well. this could backfire on him badly. i don't expect this to be a long-term process because there's too much it stake sarah: amanda, thank you for this analysis on how the domestic factors man was policy.
who will turn to some other news now. barack obama says it's time for the world the change its approach to africa. he made the remark as the first president to address the african union. it covered trade and development to women's rights and corruption. >> it was an historic address. welcomed like a returning son to the nelson mandela plenary hall. he started his beach -- >> this is the cradle of humanity. ancient african kingdoms were homes to great libraries and universities. but the evil of slavery took root. not only abroad but here on the continent. colonialism skewed the economy
and robbed people of their capacity to shape their own destiny. >> obama wanted to focus on the new and modern africa. he highlighted the changes currently taking ways in moving the continent away from its colonial ties. obama: so many africans have told me that we don't just want aid. we want progress. it we want partners and help us hold our own capacity to grow. we don't want the indignity of dependents, we want to make her own choices and determine our own future. >> they want to make their own countries more attractive by cracking down on corruption. >> nothing will among potential more than by ending the cancer of corruption. it drains billions of dollars from economies that can't afford to lose billions of dollars. money that could be used to create jobs and build hospitals
and schools. the president also touched on the and said there was a long way to go when it came to freedom of speech and expression. obama: 28 million voters bravely cast their ballot and transferred power as it should. easily. these same freedoms are denied to many africans. as i have to proclaim that democracy is not just or mole elections. >> the last stop on the african itinerary. each cap the five-day visit to the continent. sarah: joining us now is deputy director and fellow at the strategic for internationals that he's eastern washington these he. i want to begin by asking you what were the goals of this trip to kenya and ethiopia?
you think obama achieved them? >> i think he did. these trips are moore's file over subs and. -- are more style over substance. the first time a u.s. president has visited kenya, ethiopia and the first time to address the african union as well. it was an interesting visit because president obama next some tough love with africa on this trip. being quite critical of the current state of african leadership and trying to reach out more broadly to the younger generation of africa and show that the united date is and will continue, and should be a more relevant order to africans. >> that's of love he doled out was really met with a lot of applause and a lot of support. how has the response than in
america where your base? >> i think the trip the point was to hit a different set of mess is and this is where the trade and invest them in agenda, the good news story about africa has an emphasized by president obama. the traditional view here in the united states, of place that needs help and aid and development, and there has been a very slow, particularly u.s. businesses slow to realize the economic opportunity. there has been a careful balance struck between the good news tori and the things that still need to change and improve. >> how will history look back on it? >> i hope this will be seen as part of increasing engagement at this in your levels of the u.s. administration in a workout.
president obama's fourth trip to the continent. in this administration alone, i hope the engagement will continue because this and alone event, it does not mean much if it is not followed by more trip and more high-level engagement in the years to come. thank you very much, we appreciate it. the son of the late libyan dictator moammar gadhafi has been sentenced to death by a firing squad. a court found him and other people responsible for the incitement of killing of peaceful protesters. >> a nation to send it in the chaos and he was desperately trying to davis others regime. >>'s is our country.
we live here and i hear. will never surrender to those terrorist. the libyan nation is united now. >> a court has ordered his execution. he showed no emotion as he watched his the a video link -- his sentencing by a video link. several other loyalists were sentenced to life in prison. but the u.n. says the trials weren't there. his lawyer has condemned the justice meted out why this would be in court. >> it is not judicial protest it is judicially sanctioned execution at gunpoint. it has all the trappings and outward shows of a trial with judges in judicial robes and defense lawyers who appeared to
be there to do their role that it is all window dressing. >> he still faces international criminal or charges that he will not be transferred to the hague even if he wanted to face just as. he has been held captive by militia and they won't give up their prize captive. still to come on the program another big selloff. how much will it take to calm investors now? the venue for the games for jewish half opens today. it has been a controversial choice for many jews. and don't forget you can get ew news on the go by downloading our brand-new app from google way or from the app stor. there is also an app for windows phone. you can also use the dw at and
sarah: welcome back. our top stories. representatives of the 28 members of nato meeting in brussels have the air their strong holiday or any with turkey in the air attacks on the islamic eight. turkish warplanes strike against kurdish militant. the message for africa. barack obama says africans can shape their own destiny as he becomes the first u.s. president to address the african union. it's his or day visit to the continent. and some business news now. investors feeling the of acts of monday's chaos on the chinese
equity markets. ben: the slide continued on tuesday despite efforts by the government to stop the slumping share prices. and equity bubble burst last month followed by another one on monday. china says the top securities regulator will continue buying up at eddie's. experts say that's exactly what got the stock market into this mess in the first place. the reaction from shareholders. >> they had a ball in shanghai for private investors are learning that what goes up must come down. many bought equities hoping to stash away littleness big. >> of course, i'm worried. i feel anxious. i lost money after the plunge. i have not been able to sleep because i lost so much money.
>> is the market experiencing a correction? profits are shrinking and government measures to stabilize the market has only worked for a short time. >> many people have understood what the rescue measures from the government mean. i feel they are meant to improve liquidity, not to bring doc prices back up. if there are problems with liquidity, it could be a sign of an initial crisis. falling share prices are just a repercussion for normal markets. either way, the selloff was a wake-up call to many. investors have one more thing to worry about. ben: trading floors shook off
those worries pretty quickly. strong corporate earnings got investors excited. ford is of the big u.s. companies driving profit. the reasons are higher global sales and higher prices for amy m truck and suv's. the numbers out did wall street tech dictations. the sticky to wall street where we are standing by. how much better is ford fairing? >> they are really good numbers and nobody at fact that a company, a heavyweight like ford coming with almost a 50% growth rate in profits. and margins were up now. he just said it. people bought a lot of suvs and truck. it has to do with the cheaper oil price and that is a act with the right direction for ford because traditionally, the larger cars, suvs, truck's, they
are the ones with higher margins. >> what about investors being in for a breakthrough year? >> it is a very interesting comment. he's talking about ford as if it were us turn up for a high-tech business. and it's actually one of the oldest companies in the u.s. industry. what he means is that the auto market, the industry is seeing a very rare phase of complete disruption and innovation that has to do with new technologies like connected cars, autonomous cars driverless cars. he says the entire industry has reshuffled and companies are repositioning. and that unlocks growth potential or companies as well as investors. ben: the biggest gas guzzlers
will still play a big role? >> i was a this is a typical american development because these large cars or gas guzzlers they never really played much of a role for the american can number. it chucks and pickup truck so not just people who need them for work but anybody who wants to show off a little bit and that is likely what ford is going after. they want to make their pickup truck the status symbol. they are equipping those with trim, eucalyptus woods leather seats, and all the amenities you would normally assist you a with a luxury limousine. they are going for a totally news pregnant. and for even higher margins because the luxury truck self between $50,000 and $70,000.
ben: ministers from the pacific rim nations are in hawaii waiting for a win-win outcome and david their ours oh hurdles. 12 nations find the best deal. the transpacific partnership is one of the world's most ambitious trade agreements. there are smaller economies involved like a straley a, new zealand. canada, the u.s. mexico. but opinion is divided within the country since the elves. >> it is his life's work. the selling and harvesting of rice southeast of tokyo. like his father and grandfather both or him. -- before him. >> i fear that this might be the
last year i in my patty heald. i can't guarantee they will be here next year. >> japan may raise the quota by about 30,000 tons. he fears it may in his already meager livelihood. >> i have no idea what i will do if it is widely asked. japan is already producing more than enough rice for the nation. if they import rice on top of that, small-scale farmers have no other options but to give up farming. >> other farmers are stressing me out side of the agreement and aiming to bring onyx to the world market. to show the agricultural product.
have a high quality and a high level of safety. >> already found potential buyers at hong kong's international trade your earlier this year. he could profit from the agreement along with others is the deal may bring the partnering countries and estimated 200 70 billion euros in additional earnings. sarah: thanks so much. europe's biggest jewish sporting event has arrived in berlin. the o is hosting the european mcafee games. a highly significant location. the side of the 1936 olympics. hitler banned german jews from competing in those games. for this year's athletes it represents a new era of german -jewish relations. we went to find out what competing in berlin means to them.
>> everybody's socks either the here and not just because we are jewish but that we are taking part in's boards we are love. >> it's fantastic. my family is originally rum berlin. my grandparents and great grandparents and tear. come here is quite historic. >> in place in germany for the first time, 70 years after the holocaust. they are using venues built for the 1936 olympic games. hitler exploited that permits an nothing propaganda while many competing. an exhibit in front of the train station commemorate those athletes. organizers say bringing the games to germany is an important that. it is a sign of the trust the jewish communities in europe and else where have regained in germany and berlin. many of the athletes agree with
that sentiment. >> i think history is important to learn and understand but understand it is the past. you learn it, take your lessons from it, but you move on. >> taking care of security so the at these can focus on competing. >> and we spoke with our chief political correspondent who is at the open-air amphitheater. it opened along with the olympic games that same year. it we asked her how much interest to games of track did in germany. -- attracted in germany. >> there is press coverage ranging from feature stories about the kosherization of many kitchens and features of athlete, that many of them are related to germans that were reported -- or murdered in the concentration camps.
but what is quite striking about the coverage is the tone. 20 years ago, there might've been a great deal of focus on security and there might've been a lot of talk about the risk athletes faced. much of the coverage is very lighthearted and very positive, the fitting a country that has become a popular destination for israeli tourists and jewish immigrants. sarah: turkish warplanes have struck at kurdish was in bases. summit turkey rather than across the border. join us again at the top of the hour or you can check us out at our web night. i'm sarah kelly. the next time.
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