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this is news coming to you live from turkey intensifies its offensive in syria ignoring international concerns the road with turkey's allies as they move to clear kurdish militias away from the border these fighters are confident of success also coming up the daughter who left home to join islamic states four years old and her mother. wonders whether they will ever be reunited. gathered for the second day of their mountain top. but in switzerland business
capital zurich capitalism protesters take to the streets. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us. turkey has intensified its military offensive against kurdish militias in northern syria despite criticism from the international community the united nations says the fighting has already displaced five thousand people and left vulnerable civilians trapped in korea says it will press on with its operation against the kurdish militias on its border it regards them as terrorists. tactics townhouse size only a few kilometers away from the fighting come back to brac and his friends are discussing takis operational if branch needed to have believed in a swift makes three. we don't know the area around offering
well so we cannot really say how long it will take but yes it may take a long time. how long do you think. possibly a month that's what i think but i'm not a soldier. takis military is continuing its operation was no reduction in intensity all day tanks and artillery are aiming across the border members of the protest free syrian army are marching towards the afrin region they are supporting takesh troops in the operation 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. because. of this with god's help we will conquer offering everybody.
according to the latest figures from the syrian observatory for human rights the war sorry for 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 at the un 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. technician media report that fighting between the the turkish army and its allies is intensifying in the direction of a fraying. turkey claims a threat is growing at its. right considers the y.p. g. to be the syrian faction of the p.k. k. which he sees as a terror group reacting to takis military attacks in recent days the why p.g.
has shell takesh border towns claiming civilian lives while many techs were you for it at the start the mood has now changed. no war is easy neither for soldiers nor. for civilians what that must not have been. good sides of the border. could still bring. us bring in our correspondent dorian jones in bold dorian do you have any reliable information on how the turkish offensive in syria is proceeding. but it's very difficult to get any information reliable or independent from this conflict most of the reporting if not all of it is coming from embedded journalists on both sides and much of it appears to be spinning their version of events for finding out what the independent story is actually going on one source or the syrian observatory is seen as a board the independent organization thoughts have access to some contacts and they
do seem to have at least confirmed the fact that there is major fighting going on much of it now in these means isolated villages in this very rugged terrain there is concern for the plight of those villages there but there does appear to be very intense fighting villages taken recaptured also a strategic mountain is also the scene of very heavy fighting and it's unclear who is actually holding it but the message is that the fighting is steadily progressing turkish forces do appear to be making ground but they are meeting very stiff resistance and they are being hampered by very poor weather conditions very low cloud which is making strikes very difficult and that is very important for the turkish offensive. how is this offensive affecting the civilian population in the region dorian. well that is really the big concern. the plight of the million or so people that live in this afternoon clave many of them had fled from the syrian civil war our friend had been in no way things have
stability for many years now those people are facing fighting. much of the concern at the moment is these villages many many of them and they all the seen apparently very heavy fighting also turkish reports of turkish air strikes against them there is concern that the number of casualties there are reports of maybe twenty thirty civilians very difficult to confirm but we all seeing images on social media that appear to show that some of them have been very heavily damaged and it is believed many of the villagers are still in those in their homes are unable to escape the fighting the united nations says that the fighting has displaced over five thousand people but that is again very difficult to confirm and also the problem is that many of these people in africa have nowhere to go they can't get out the only access skate route is being controlled by the syrian regime forces and there are reports that they are not allowing the people to leave the area so these people are trapped and the big concern is that when the fighting reaches the main city of
africa that is home to over four hundred thousand people maybe more the fear is that if that becomes a scene of a protective battle many civilians lives could be in peril. turkey's defense partners have strongly criticized its actions in northern syria is president not concerned that is offensive could alienate his nato allies. well i think that was taken aback by france's. france's particular criticism over the weekend the there was calls for the operation to end and france saying move to the united nations security council to discuss the operation but it seemed to france has dial back its criticism and it seems to be more for in the line of many of his. other nato allies calling for restraint and eva condemning or are supporting the operation and i think the concern among nato is that turkey's drift towards moscow moscow gave the green light his operation the concern is that that
would only further enhance relations between turkey and russia and for now at least very happy of the fact that most of the criticism is very muted and is very what they say even handed and i think that will only enhance it in bold and turkey's military operation into africa. dorian jones there in istanbul thank you very much turkey's offensive in syria is having political repercussions here in berlin germany regularly sells weapons including tanks to its nato ally and those weapons are being used in the cross border offensive that german lawmakers are calling it legal contracts to upgrade the tests are being put on hold. relentless heavy shelling in northwest syria turkish forces stepped up their offensive known as operation olive branch. the prepared german made leopard tanks to roll into a free. the german government had recently considered reinforcing these against
mines but that seems to be off the table no. units to avoid to talk i know that turkey is violating international law with his intervention in syria. it's absurd to think about upgrading these tanks start on the clean up begins you can kind of there should be no arms exports to taki i want to know what foreign ministers he discussed with his texas 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 says the military action is justified. because in a free a determined to defend themselves. good look those who don't i wish our forces strength we are united and we don't fear or do on his planes and his
weapons. going to war jack and he took it in the one nine hundred ninety s. turkey used old east german army weapons against the kurds in turkey and history is repeating itself in syria if you know we'd see hits didn't we not just german tanks german military trucks have also been spotted on the syrian border. let's bring in political correspondent hans bonnie standing by at our parliamentary studios hans leading foreign policy expert in merkel's conservatives has labeled turkey's syrian offensive illegal what was a she was chancellor merkel taking on the conflict the chancellor herself has not said anything publicly about the conflict but her spokesman has spoken of all of those and has been very reluctant in fact to condemn what's happening in the oven in syria at the moment to condemn this turkish action the government's position is
that. it is not clear whether international laws being broken by this offensive and that to the whole thing should be seen in the context of developments in syria in in its entirety so the german government is pushing for a peace initiatives in syria to be accelerated and this situation in a free in northern syria to be included in those kinds of negotiations in other words there is a great reluctance on the part of the german government actually to criticize turkey and to condemn what is happening there at the moment but as we saw in the report has germany has been a key arms supplier to turkey we saw those tanks and other vehicles is that likely to change in light of recent developments. well in the past overseas because turkey is a nato partner exports of turkey were not in essence controversial as a result of recent developments in turkey more generally obviously turkey has been
. you know getting closer to russia and there is a certain distance between turkey and they as a result of developments in syria but also since the attempted coup in turkey a couple of years ago said that relations are quite tense and here in germany it is clear that the export of arms to turkey is likely to be turned back to be possibly even stopped completely as a result of these developments there's a lot of political pressure that no further on steel should be done with turkey thank you very much t w political correspondent. now to some other stories making headlines around the world today a gunman have stormed an office of save the children of a save children aid agency in the afghan city of jalalabad eleven people were wounded when the militants security forces who surrounded the building has been no
claim of responsibility the taliban issued a statement denying all. police in pakistan arrested a man suspected of being a serial killer responsible for the rape and murder of a seven year old girl the case has sparked nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction police said the arrested twenty four year old man had confessed to the girl's murder and his d.n.a. samples found on her body. two consecutive car bombs detonated near a mosque in the libyan city of benghazi on tuesday killing at least twenty seven people and injuring dozens more attacks happened as worshipers were leaving the mosque many security officials who are believed to be the target of the attack were among the casualties. you're watching t.w. news still to come the daughter who went to syria enjoying islamic state two years have passed since this chechen mother saw her daughter though she wonders whether
she'll ever see her again. or to monaco now for some business news and donald trump seems to have gone his way with the federal reserve and that with a huge majority even terry so trump's choice for the next head of the u.s. central bank the world's most powerful economics job of course has been approved by u.s. senator jerome powell a multimillionaire was backed by a large majority as chair of the federal reserve with support from republicans and also many democrats the appointment marks the end of a decades long tradition that has seen presidents stick with the federal reserve chair was in charge when they took office power is expected to take over when janet yellen leaves her post on the third of february. all right and that is pretty soon two weeks from now when he bought this stunning buy for us at the front that stock exchange i'm sure that people there will have observed that choice what can we
expect from powell. continuity that's what everybody agrees on that's what your own pall has to offer and that's a good thing because the fed is doing the right thing at the moment people believe by gradually tightening monetary policy raising interest rates at a careful and measured rate and slowly reducing the balance sheet also of the fed and that's returning to normal normalcy but without upsetting the markets and drone policy has voted with john a gel in these past years and people believe that he will continue to do so he is usually not an economist but he is a veteran of the fed he's been on the board for years and he's a veteran of the financial industry and of course really i can see that behind you we see the building of the european central bank and even though my audio dragan how he's post until twenty nineteen this body speculation ripe about a possible reshuffle of the bag. that's right when he leaves there's going to be
a new president and people believe it's time for germany a lot of people do they had the e.c.b. and the prime candidate would be the president of the national central bank here the bundesbank in germany and that's un's fight money because so far there's been a dutch person a frenchman and an italian at the head and people believe germany could be in that role now being the largest country in the eurozone as well but yes five months is a controversial figure he's known for propagating a tightening monetary policy sooner rather than later and that of course is a hot political issue it could also be a woman an irish woman the deputy head of the ira central bank is also being named but it could also be a french when the french or the central bank governor also has quite a good reputation all right well we'll know more definitely twenty nineteen twenty but in fiber i just so much for that. u.s.
president donald trump has brushed off concerns that new terror if the u.s. is imposed on imported washing machines and solar panels will lead to a trade war both china and south korea said that they'll turn to the world trade organization to defend their interests trump however the tariffs would add jobs in the u.s. another week and another set of tariffs this time hitting imported washing machines and solar panels on tuesday u.s. president trump signed an executive order for punitive tariffs on those products specifically naming two asian multinationals. our action today helps to create jobs in america for americans it will provide a strong incentive for l g and samsung to follow through on their recent promises to build a major manufacturing plants for washing machines right here in the united states
the trumpet ministration believes that south korean washing machines and chinese solar panels have an unfair competitive advantage against products made in the u.s. tariffs as high as fifty percent could be imposed on washing machines trump is on his way to davos and plans to use his trip to promote his america first strategy going to diverse we'll be talking about investing in the united states again for people to come in and spend their money in the good old usa and that's what they're doing we have massive amounts of money coming in. the u.s. president is due to host a dinner for european see those at the world economic forum on thursday and investment in the u.s. is likely to be high on his agenda. well with the united states withdrawing from its role as a global watch stock the question is who's going to step into that void last year china used the world economic forum in davos to stake its claim as
a champion of globalization and this year it's indian prime minister that and from what he who sings the same tune. it's the first time in twenty years that the head of india's government has come to devils for the world economic forum and he's brought one hundred executives and six ministers along with him. narendra modi's message was simple warning against the protectionist tendencies of some countries is diametrically opposed to u.s. president donald trump is just imposed punitive tariffs on a range of imports. paul said some argue are very many societies and countries are becoming more and more focused on themselves it feels like the opposite of globalization. the negative impact of this kind of mindset and wrong priorities. can be seen as any less dangerous than climate change or terrorism. modi's speech was greeted with wide acclaim along duffels participants.
sidling is ready of great time for indigenous mapping and into should be a cabaret to his other countries remember mary in climate change the number one priority order to get her away mention mode is also using devils to highlight his country's progress in the switch to sustainable energy the sector he intends to expand forcefully on day to witness the devils turns its attention to europe as well as german chancellor angela merkel the heads of government of france italy and greece are all expected to attend. and we'll have that covered for you of course later in the day now towards the end of the week u.s. president on a trump is expected to join the world's movers and shakers in doubles but he could face a very cool reception thousands of anticapitalist protesters marched through on tuesday to demonstrate against this it to the world economic forum's annual meeting
organizers had called for protests under the mottoes trump not wellcome and smash the world economic forum a small group of protesters also made it into divorce despite heavy security and they were quickly removed. all right but there's other news happening in the world and terry has a basket thanks veronica. in recent months the so-called islamic state terror group has lost control of most of the territory it once held in syria and iraq and as the feet looms families of young people who left for i as areas are wondering what has become of them hundreds of people left the russian republic of chechnya in the second of three reports from their de w's yuri rich chateau speaks to the family of a young woman who took her children to join her high as husband in syria.
in grozny a typical tatane suburb people know each other and help each other too despite the high fences there is one thing the neighbors don't discuss of though the missing children. is one of those who has kept her silence for a long time for years but now she's breaking her silence to talk to us about. selena her beloved daughter hasn't been in her parents' house for four years cellular followed her husband who went to syria to fight with the so-called islamic state. he took celina together with their three children i know he will never come back because he was killed last march. since then she says she hasn't heard from her daughter salinas one of hundreds of chechens who have left their homeland since of
the beginning of the syrian war to join us. the women mostly from their husbands as is customary for chechen women to do. official figures of the number of chechens fighting for the terrorist militia at seven hundred most are listed as missing some of the mothers give us these photos desperate and hoping to get some sign of life from their children. back at the math house her son answer and grand daughter somalia look at photos of celina we want to know if answer would allow himself to be recruited by terrorists and would go to syria as his sister did. not. recruited. after all i have my own mind and i do not listen to the others.
isn't giving up hope of seeing her daughter again she even shows us children's things she has bought for her three grandchildren who are in syria now and then she shows us that they speak to her. i took the picture myself in syria. when we accompany her again on a trip from moscow to chechnya she reveals that she did once manage to see her daughter in the last fourteen years. middle men in turkey helped her to establish contact with selena in december twenty fourth. it took her several weeks of travelling to reach of membership in northern syria sas and the journey was fraught with uncertainty and she didn't know if she would ever arrive. islamic state members allowed her to stay with her daughter for four days she wanted to take her back to chechnya but wasn't allowed to leave internet her children.
now together with other mothers she has found that a support group it already has of eight hundred members. is the mother of on who took pity march daughter to syria is also a member of the group. my daughter was always obedient she really trusted her husband and he ordered her to go with him to syria. he's. also to blame for your daughter's disappearance. but no i swear because to be honest it all happened according to the higher will the will of allah what must be must be that's what i think. as we hear again and again while filming in chechnya strong religious. one of the reasons why young people are being recruited by us is the mother of missing children keep coming back to the airport in grozny into the
hope that their loved ones will one day return and. it seems i'm here very often with them. and i'm hardly at home why should i be at home you know i have to look for my daughter. now that russia has declared to military victory over the so-called islamic state. at the back from syria and iraq every three weeks to. the new hope that she told her don't mind her arms again. if she is still alive. some tennis news now in germany brushed aside madison cheese and straight sets to reach the semifinals of the australian open the former world number one is back to winning ways after a dismal twenty seventeen season will face women's top seed simona halep in the
next round after the romanian one in straight sets over czech color. unseated south korea. amazing run in melbourne continues he saw off american tenney son in straight sets to reach his first ever grand slam semifinal where he'll be up against roger federer or thomas faddish just for you know a reminder of the top story we're following for you here today on g.w. news that turkey has intensified its offensive in syria ignoring international concerns turkey and its local allies are trying to clear kurdish militias away from the border the united nations says the fighting has already displaced five thousand people. for now. a.
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attention fighters are now returning home they're both respected and feared. how will this affect chechen society. the circle of fear today on detail that you. are you looking forward to a nice meal later today well consider yourself lucky over the past decades real progress has been made in reducing global hunger but around the world our ability to feed ourselves is under threat opulence population is growing at an ever increasing rate and the future of food is.