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this is the news coming to you live from the u.s. warns turkey military action in syria risks bringing the two allies into conflict but it will continue operations to rid the region of u.s. backed kurdish militias despite the american forces deployed there also coming up as part of our circle of fear series on jihadism in russia we meet a former extremist who has returned home after serving the so-called islamic state in syria. also ahead day three of the world economic forum in switzerland our senior business editor ben is there. kids disrupting the corporate world he could
also save the planet today business looks at some of the innovations being presented to investors here in davos we'll have full coverage throughout the day. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us turkey is vowing to continue its military operation targeting u.s. backed kurdish militias in northern syria that's despite a warning from u.s. president donald trump to stop the advance or risk confronting american forces on the ground in a phone call with the turkish president trump said the incursion in the african region quote risks undercutting shared goals but president one is pushing back sources in turkey are now saying the white house hasn't accurately somewhere. phone
call and that did not share concerns about the escalating violence in the kurdish militia there have played a key role helping us forces against the so-called islamic state the turkish government calls the y.p. g terrorists. the shutter turn of yielded this evidence of the force that turkey has brought to be enough turkey's government is determined to press on with all of branch which to them has been a success so far. the operation will continue until the threat is removed. but the kurdish y p g wants the world to know that they would surrender the enclave without a fight. we will resist and will not allow the enemy to invade our land to the last drop of blood we have we will never retreat from here. those appear to be no idle words missiles fired from y p g controlled territory crashed into this mosque in
the turkish border tone of kilis causing fatalities and panic as worshippers tried to free the wounded from the rubble. the death toll rises on both sides but turkish president rich one says he will expand the offensive eastwards. u.s. troops stationed in northern syria might soon find themselves caught between kurds and turks each ally determined to banish the other from the region at all costs. our correspondent dorian jones is covering the story for us from istanbul story in the white house says president warned his turkish counterpart about the danger of clashing with american forces in syria what's the risk of that actually happening. i think the possibilities now much higher after this conversation between the two leaders there was hope. possibly a resolution of this of this situation could be achieved in that but the fact that
neither side can even agree on what was said in the talks in particular the white house version saying that the president called for an escalation to dismiss that saying that was never said and even dismissed the concerns according to what trump said of of the of a possible clash between turkish and u.s. forces in mom bitch downplay that too so the fact now that neither side can agree in fact it does fit into this narrative of anchor that they say the president trump is a prisoner of his senior officials military ex military officials this will add to the growing distrust between the two sides that they can even agree on what was said in the meeting that does bring the possibility now that will expand its operations it has president heard one did warn yesterday that they would move on to mom bitch that brings a nightmare scenario from nato to perspective that the two parts of the u.s. and turkish forces could be facing off so this situation could be expanding as you just said what's the situation for civilians caught up in the offensive.
well that is a growing concern in this offensive in for and there's been reports across the united nations as many as five thousand people have been displaced by the fighting many of believed to be from villages he's numerous villages in it's very mountainous rugged terrain unclear where these people have gone there have been pictures on social media difficult to verify but there are pictures of the people in caves carrying in the very bad weather conditions that are going on at the moment the plight of these these refugees and these displaced people will grow as the fighting continues now before turkey launched its offensive into syria it seems that things within syria had stabilized somewhat how does this offensive fit into the overall conflict. well that is the big fear that this is now in the seventh year of the syrian civil war that we can hope so that the end was approaching the big powers and all those involved we're increasingly getting together this now a new front by turkey to destabilize the whole region creating
a whole new wave of problems even the possible risk that if turkey does carry out its threat of expanding its operation all along turkey's southern border there's a calm risk of confrontations with the damascus regime possibly raiding a militia going forward and of course with u.s. forces as well another massive destabilizing element in that situation is already very stable unstable and with violence and death. dorian thank you very much steve dorian jones there in istanbul. now some other stories making news around the world today a brazilian court has unanimously upheld the conviction of former president always a nut job to silva known as lula on corruption charges the three judges confirmed the verdict and increased his sentence from nine to twelve years later rallied his supporters ahead of the decision which could see him barred from running for office again. for the u.s. diplomat like bill richardson has quit an advisory panel set up to tackle the
injured refugee crisis richardson said he feared the panel was becoming a cheerleading operation for myanmar's government is decision raises new doubts about efforts to repatriate seven hundred thousand range of muslims who fled last year. scientists watching mount mayon in the philippines say the volcano is filling with magma under the surface and that a bille interruption could be eminent about seventy five thousand people have been evacuated from around the mountain but there's fear the eruption could become a humanitarian emergency that lasts for months. well the room was packed ears pricked eyes wide open as the europe sent took centers york took center stage in the swiss alps with speeches from the continent's heavyweights germany's huddle americal spoke for him but it was france's a man woman calling who had the headlines thought he told the world economic forum globalization had to ensure prosperity for all classes in society it's in money
why mcmullen first won't economic since becoming french president last may one of his burning issues is globalization and fittingly he addressed his audience in english. ladies and gentlemen my my my first miss each is that france is back france is back at the core of europe. because we will never have any french success without a european success mcconnell spoke of a ten year strategy to make europe more economically politically and socially powerful but he said the most vulnerable members of society must not be sacrificed at the altar of progress letters and have been native to declaw that is a nation in general is going through a major crisis and this global challenge requires for sure collectively fought from
international organizations states companies civil society. in order to find and implement solutions angle america's appearance marked her return to the world stage after months of political limbo at home the german chancellor said she welcomed mcconnell's election as a positive turning point for europe and she echoed his sentiments saying the world's problems will not be solved by isolation and protectionism obviously in the us is not so now we know that there are international egotism we see nationalism on the rise in many states there's a polarizing atmosphere perhaps in many places people worry whether multilateralism can really solve people's problems. ellice fear you will be among them is.
both leaders called for a strong the europe mcconnell urging great ambition macko appealing for more cooperation on security and foreign policy. makers warning against rising economic nationalism came a day before the arrival in divorce of donald trump the u.s. president's imminent appearance was not lost on mcconnell. for sure was diverse when you look outside specially coming. and arriving in this in this building in this building it's i mean it could be hard to believe in global warming. obviously and fortunately you didn't invite. anybody skeptical with global warming this year. french president also has a sense of humor there too we know exactly who was talking was quite tongue in cheek. well i think you talk about the u.s.
president and of course he is expected to arrive in doubles later today but first the focus is on britain because prime minister to resign may is expected to speak it doubles this afternoon and then of course there is an interesting set of balls a tongue by former british prime minister david cameron has been for soon and was listening and he tells us more on that from. this quite surprised made monica you'll remember a prime minister's raise a maze disastrous breaks of speech here last year i sure do and so do the davos participants here it was basically zero content no plan whatsoever a year on they do have a plan now but they've got to get their show on the roll on the road rather they've got to get things signed off by the end of the year all well before the end of the year which is probably a reason why the reason may is trying to deflect any criticism and shift the
focus has been parts of her speech leaked overnight suggesting that she may really point the finger at take companies here and they're hot in abusive online behavior or allowing it facilitating it on their platforms anything from child abuse to modern day slavery and extremism saying that it's the investors the onus is on the investors to invest in companies that really are a socially aware and don't allow their platforms to be abused i don't know how much the tech companies here will take that aboard they're going to be wanting to know what may has to say on brakes it and david cameron yes you can write as slip of the tongue he was talking to a billionaire businessman on the sidelines of the event he said yes break was a mistake but not a disaster it's quite surprising coming from him considering he's the former british prime minister who started the ball rolling. and of course who resigned the
day after will be catching up with ben in just a moment but it's not just the world's most powerful politicians and leading figures from the business world that are in davos to discuss the global economies pressing issues in recent years more and more young people have also joined the global elite as participants of the world economic forum young people under the age of thirty the global shapers they are invited to take part in discussions on a large variety of topics. a brief moment to enjoy the view and then off she goes to the next appointment twenty four year old italian carla teeny isn't dabbles to take part in discussions as is and trance concert a twenty six year old tech entrepreneur from germany thirty year old greek daisy cutter. is currently debating the rejuvenation of europe. i expect from you. a shared responsibility. to
allow the use. assists and she think its future to hear the voice of hughes and to go through their reaction. for a better tomorrow for all of us more in night it more together and more creative all three are passionate europeans. we have common values. me theme that we are you know and unique population are part of having different language he or really. we harbor a place where free speech is important and human rights are respected but there could be a big and shared sense of europe. i believe we could have a stronger sense of belonging in europe like what you have in the u.s. when i leave many people had a much stronger connection to their country and that's not something we have in europe even less so in germany i believe the sense of feeling european isn't really
there. and the future of europe. may be different cultures should be taken more into account because greek has a specific certain species three culture it's a different from the italians from the swedish people so. cultural difference this should be taken into account in decision making process and should respect. the debate in europe goes on and these young people here to contribute to it. and the debates on the world goes on of course as well as later today we mentioned that us president donald trump will join the meeting in davos but even before his arrival there he's already been the talk of the tower returning
to my colleague ben fizzling who spoke just a few minutes ago with the c.e.o. of u.s. software company you see a technology in order to get his assessments on trump in office. the new tax reforms have been very good for almost all business is very good for ca we are thirty five percent tax payer twenty one percent you can see that that's a big difference we will take that savings we get a tax rebate vested into the company into r. and d. and expansion so we're very happy with the tax plan does it be more jobs that's what trump wants i think we're going to see more jobs and we're going to see a bigger emphasis on digital transformation from all companies and i think you're going to see when they're deciding what to do with the savings they get from the tax plan they're going to be investing in infrastructure and infrastructure to be investing in technology one of the things i'm very excited about is some of the work we're doing here at the west to help in rescaling on a global basis at these. catching up with one of the world's movers and shakers in
double us and we will keep you up to date on everything that happens there with our team and us throughout the day but first terry you've got one yes that's right monica circle of fear of the title of our d w series on islamic radicalism in russia and today's episode our correspondent yury rasha to meet supporter jihad is to return to russia for serving as a guard for the so-called islamic state in syria in the exclusive interview the chechen will talk us through his motivations life as a militant and his escape. did you ever use a weapon to shoot or kill people. no i didn't kill anyone but i could see me at the when you. say. i'd like to
know why why did you go there by your. ship. in my case it was a feeling of injustice against the sunni group of people who were killed by the shiites i mean. it was time to pursue anything. didn't you watch any news didn't you know that you were going to join terrorists. i knew that what i was doing was illegal but i didn't give it a second thought. you know with them you. didn't think about the fact you were going to be killing people. and i knew i would get a weapon after all this is war but my view of everything changed the day i arrived in syria you can place a bet because it was new to the city. how did you live what did you day look like yeah i was a guard i kept watching over occupied areas in aleppo doing. it
isn't from chechnya how were you treated by the i guess. we were treated well national chechens they know who are used and that kind of character they've been raised with for hundreds of years it's become a social so much chance of. finding young chechens please explain to me. courage and their religion islam which we've held for centuries we've also fought in many wars that's what the i.r.s. appreciates about chechens. actually i wanted to go back as soon as i arrived that's when i witnessed an execution of refugees who had fled the war took place right after i got there got my settlement which was a gathering place for new arrivals to syria just because you know there was full. of the most recent thing you know the bus came to a stop and the men were taken out and interrogated. they were asked about their
religion even. when they were executed in the next day because. they were beheaded by people. in them yet it was a shock for me that people could use their religion as a justification to kill others. i waited for the right moment to escape unfortunately it only worked when i was wouldn't it and i used my medical treatment as a pretense. get intoxicated and from there i went home because to say. i had many chances to as a refugee and enter germany or france and escape justice. but i thought if i had the courage to fight in a war. that i had to find the courage to return home. and face legal punishment. students of the the bunch to.
you came back to teach me how were you received. when i returned the police weren't aware that i'd been in syria the whole tell you nobody knew that i could simply go back home and live my life but i told myself then which had a mitigating effect. in the end i was given an eight month prison sentence. why did so many tensions go to that center why do they steal girl. it's not just a problem among chechens many from germany go to join the i.a.s. to. highly educated people as well lots of russians use. not just those with russian citizenship with them but russians all the same could. say to state now many including the leadership in russia saying there has been destroyed and there to be shoot now focus on serious political future do you believe that the
ins is finished. in my opinion no yes is not defeated it will carry on along to be sure it will move. now to egypt. is all but certain to win reelection as president in march after his last main challenger for the presidency the race. of the countries for. first democratically elected leader mohamed morsi in two thousand and thirteen back then the memories of egypt's tahrir square revolution were still fresh but the activists who campaigned for change the grown frustrated under seize these rule which has been marked by fierce crackdown on dissenters. tucker square today the euphoria of the revolution seven years ago has given way to disillusion police and secret service are on the present this is where it all began with mass protests
on the twenty fifth of january two thousand and eleven the call for freedom democracy and justice was allowed. the revolution will succeed we have succeeded. it was not to be the c.c. took over in two thousand and thirteen the military held the reins of power again civil rights were set back new jails were built people were abducted and tortured only a few dared to speak out. this woman's twenty six year old son has been in prison for a year sentenced for theft he maintains his innocence he's also now blind in one eye after a policeman beat him. it's a mossad i want to take the cousin least men use a plastic two to beat him and the two broke i don't know how that's possible it's bizarre but that wasn't the end of it he took the tube and stabbed him in the eye
and destroyed his optic nerve. mag to oddly has been caring for torture victims for several years the doctor is the director for the nadeem center in cairo a special clinic that's treated more than seven thousand people since it opened in one thousand nine hundred three. these people were totally destroyed by their experiences and they isolate themselves they will lose their own sense of humanity or they will develop a deep deep need for revenge to put it bluntly they'll find weapons and kill them. torture has become an everyday occurrence in egypt oddly said and the numbers are growing people claim they've been electrocuted and put in stress. positions or had their fingernails pulled out. in this country it's not just people who have different political mindsets who are tortured this can befall every citizen who has
had a dumb run in with the police they can lose a limb or their lives. in february twenty seven thousand then i deem center was closed allegedly due to missing permits there was a better setback for the activists. i'm not afraid but i'm furious the state should outlaw torture and if they do torture they have to take care of the victims it's unacceptable that the state commits these crimes and then does everything they can to prevent the wounds from healing. the that's. the nadeem center received the human rights prize from amnesty international this year it's hoped it will help encourage them to continue their work despite egypt's use of torture and its campaign against those who helped the tortured. sports news now north korean ice hockey players have arrived in south korea for
training with their south korean team mates ahead of the show and chang'e winter olympics twelve players and officials crossed the border on thursday the agreement to form a joint women's team follows the first official talks between the two koreas in two years the team will wear unity jerseys and march under a united play at the games opening ceremony on feb ninth. denmark's caroline wozniacki has become the first player through to the australian open final film in melbourne the number two seed overcame a second set to defeat belgians at leas and mountains was nokia's a former world number one but she has never won a grand slam she'll play the winner of the other seven final between germany and italy and simona halep of romania. in motor sports the world's oldest. fishley formally starts kicking off the twenty eight thousand season but competitors have been on circuit to prepare the cars. fastest and wins
a shakedown or drivers test their cars at full speed depending defending champion. could only manage seven fastest the president is going for his sixth great title this year the monte carlo rally was first staged in one thousand nine hundred eleven. and before we go just a reminder the top story we're following for you here is turkey says it will continue its military offensive on the northern syrian in the region that's despite a warning from washington to stop targeting u.s. kurdish militia there or risk a clash with u.s. forces. you're watching news coming to you from berlin we have more news at the top of the next hour and of course you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site that's it dot com thanks for being with us.
is to straitlaced he's a former president of georgia a former regional governor in ukraine i'm crying over him multiple allegations of criminal activity and he's michel suckers really once the dawning of the west for spearheading the rose revolution in georgia that has you know made too many enemies and run out of road. in sixteen t.w. to get. this you know i mean in your minutes i'm going yes. what i'm going to miss you know what i'm worth what i'm organize you know i'm not going to set them. here because as you say acid cannot only serve but are going on where they're being funded. circle of fear. d.w. correspondent you're in russia toe is in chechnya. islamic state has recruited more young people here than anywhere else. and more and more change in fighters are now
returning home with their most respected and feared. how will this affect chechen society. the circle of fear today on t w news. of. your choosing to march a day coming up. march of this month how green bunch could profit from trying to change. me to mention like frames from a three g. print out of. hand.