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says arrived in the northern kurdish enclave of offering with one goal push back the turkish invasion as shots fired the specter of direct conflict between damascus and gross i'm sorry kelly in berlin this is the day. another go through our operation may look like it's moving slowly because we're making sure we're not putting the lives of our security forces at risk and we are aware the civilians. insidious. the interests of the legal ones are providing turkey with security will come the result unsatisfied. through direct dialogue with the syrian government. at the same time it takes time to get prepared in the field. that the
c.g. of afrin city center will start rapidly in the coming days. i think that the problem this problem is that they enter. the. big. screen. we begin in syria where at this hour the fight for our freedom has become all the more complicated there are reports that hundreds of prover seem fighters have arrived in the northern kurdish enclave to take a stand against a turkish led offensive in the region in fact reports say that shots have already been fired raising the specter of a deadly direct confrontation between turkey and the syrian regime turkey says that it will lay siege to the city in the coming days. well we will ask a high ranking official from turkey's a k party about that in just
a moment but first here is turkish president recha type air to want speaking on tuesday. toward the evening today we determined that there were about ten pickup trucks full of shia militia coming towards free then they were forced to turn back and off the shelling this five has been closed for now. during conversations with the russian and iranian presidents and these are issues we have already agreed on i said these kinds of terror organizations may take wrongful actions like this sometimes when they make their own decisions of course we cannot let them do that they will pay a high price. and joining us now from istanbul is her own arm a gun he is a high ranking member of president of type area one is a key a k party thanks so much for joining us this evening it is. now we just heard
president erika one describing the reinforcements damascus is sending to our frame as ten pickup trucks of shia militia is he in denial about assad's support for the wipe e.g. . well first of all i would like to like to correct the bird was using your footage turkey isn't in the raiding syria turkey is doing its self defense and it is a given right to turkey at international at you an article fifty one because we have been we have been attacked from the syrian border over seven hundred times in last one year and that gives us lie to self defense and clear the tread that is threatening to people on our border so we could also membrane mr armand on i believe this this is currently syrian territory isn't it. are you saying that because you know you have those and. are you willing to go to war with syria right
now. right like sarah i think i am trying to make it very clear that we are not in a more with a country we are just trying to neutralize a trade to our students and borders and this is an international the right given to turkey as a part of international law in two thousand and twelve we meet we updated the rule of engagement in our syria border look we have over nine hundred kilometers border and then there is isis there with the to speak ikey n p y z in syria there is a civil war in this country and three million people ever came to our country and many more are coming and now when we are try to neutralize the threat it's not a tech opinion a war to a country it's just securing the people that actually the police and leading to us and securing our border let's make it very clear we are very open but there's and
we want to make it very clear for everyone we we are respecting the total unity of syria this is why we are the only country that is if fighting with the all terrorist organizations in syria and let me give you one example that when we make the operation injure our blues over a hundred thousand people went back to syria for resettlement and this is more than many countries many european countries a number of the accepted refugees i mean turkey is stabilizing syria. it's very clear especially from what you're saying and also the rhetoric that we've heard from from turkish leaders that you have committed to this offensive but ultimately now it seems as if as if the dynamics on the ground are changing with the involvement of these prover shion forces given that aren't you worried that the russians assad's allies that they might close the airspace over offering to turkish
aircraft and how would that change your calculation we really are being very clear on our position regarding when it comes to terrorist organization whether it's isis or p.k. kit and we shared our concerns and our position very clearly with russia the united states and other allies in the region including iran and syria and we made it very clear that will never allow any terrorist organization to to florus in our border if some local forces connected to redeem are supporting and helping the terrorist organizations and we would we would do what is necessary to be done to to nurture elizabeth and we've been very clear on that but today with the president's speech as we really have also seen that that we really are in contact with president putin and we are sharing information with president rouhani and we are sure that the
local forces maybe are uncontrolled local forces will be will be more careful when they are actually supporting a terrorist organization. now president out of one for his part i mean he says that turkish forces will lay siege to the city of affray and why isn't turkey planning to take the city by assault. well we are not we left i said we are not trying to take in city we just want to neutralize the threat that has been attacking turkish border in turkey seasons more than seven hundred times in last twelve months i mean maybe our european partners and allies don't know that but there is be a key and peele why the in syria are the same organization that turkey is fighting over twenty years and let me make it really clear that. the the main branch of these is also a terrorist organization according to little so we are actually defending nato
borders in syria we are doing this for a ship and i would like to my people to gerard loose your office fit operation areas when we cleared from isis be open to the legal. settlement of the syrians now one of the best services of health is to the education or give it a leisurely are men serious from another other regions are coming to these arya be related very clear in the beginning when syrian war was starting no one can take three million refugees the are hosting over three million people in our country and the we think that the solution is creating security zones inside syria so people can stay in their own countries and we made it remote we made an example in your field should operation and this is in this operation we expect our allies come with us by tutors against this terrorist organization and create more security security zone and so people can go back to syria and i'd like to talk
a little bit more about those alliances and also some of the terminology they have been using you've been you've been saying that they're fighting against terrorist organizations are your friend there to the syrian currency or grouping them with the p k k but ultimately we know that the groups that are there in syria the y.p. g. the p.y.t. they are really seen as allies of the united states at least the united states is backing them in the fight against the so-called islamic state are you concerned are you prepared for a potential backlash among your nato allies. we are not we are not fighting in the syrian kurds you're fighting only the terrorists if you id and peak in syria indeed we have accepted over two hundred thousand syrian kurds really are actually fleeing from fairies p k k there is pure id and assad regime so if you were fighting with the reporter he wouldn't we wouldn't really accept that they are now used to living in turkey and they are eating for the day that the syria they're all soldiers.
close to thirty three will be safe and they will go but so while we are. fighting the terrorists to tell you why because they are attacking turkey forward to the nearest two years ago secretary of defense. carter he made it very clear that the n.p.t. does seem to sort of conditions but they are using this organization to fight against isis now we would like to we would like to make it very clear that one terrorist organization is fighting another is a terrorist organization doesn't give any legitimacy all terrorist organizations are the same and if you want a more stable tyria if you want syrian people go back to their country we should north terrorist organization to be strengthen our own armagh on high ranking member of president rector type heir to once a k party we thank you very much for joining us this evening with your view and we appreciate it home.
here in germany the center left social democrats have launched a crucial inter internal vote on whether to enter a second coalition with angela merkel's conservative members of the party have a little over a week to cast their ballots and the deal is deeply divided the as pretty as rank and file and it's battle that has pitted the party establishment against its future leaders in some cases the divisions run through family. father and son one for the grand coalition the other against at this s.p.d. event in northern germany there's only one question on everyone's minds should the party risk another coalition with angle america's conservatives it's up to party members to decide including fabby and stake now the critical young socialist and his father the veteran s.p.d. man and takes the lead with the party roush taking or. yeah i believe the
majority of members will say yes if we convinced them so we need to use the time i'll try to do my part even save his son fabienne most of the party's younger members it's far from a done deal they want change. that's good to see that we need to be more proactive in forward looking string quartets are ok but we need some heavy metal too and a political keyboard. at home with his statements of course there's plenty of talk about politics the prospect of governing with angela merkel for another four years has triggered a number of arguments between father and son when this shift at the grand coalition doesn't happen i think we'd face a debacle in fresh elections it'd be likely because everyone would blame us for pulling out. but fabby i'm statement believes the party needs to have courage and refocus on its core values of the club where people say this is social democracy this is the kind of society we want this is our idea of humanity of social cohesion
of solidarity and social justice. things are certainly not harmonious in the s.p.d. right now the rank and file is spit right across the party. predicated i'll vote against the grand coalition quite simply because it would not be good for the s.p.d. cynical for just a. bit if the yeah i've been a member of this party for over forty years but if the majority refuses to appreciate the many things that we've achieved and the good cabinet posts with gained then i'll be handing in my party membership and. coaching is set to continue until march the second social democrat members will get to decide on the fate of germany's next government and the future of the country's oldest political party. and i am joined now here in the studio by tim brett man who joined the s.p.d. only last summer he's a member of a branch here in berlin welcome to the program tim glad to have you thank you for
having me why did you join me a fitting because i want to be part of the change and i was seeing like the d.s.p. the falling everything is very bad so i decided i can either be outside and just complain or i just start to be part of the political process and i mean things really fell actually you know and in the election we know that they had that historic disappointment when it came to the vote losing a lot of ground to the s.p.d. in terms of support how are you going to vote when it comes to the grand coalition this is a really big vote that's coming up in the next week yes of course i will vote for it no so very clear. vote against the. coalition deal so i mean that really sets the country up then into uncharted territory because that would mean no grand coalition with angela merkel's conservatives aren't you worried what will happen to the s.p.d.
if there are new elections this year. i don't think so because i don't i'm not quite sure if there will be new elections so there's another option. that minority rule for example so that this is the law says she won't do that she says that she doesn't want to minority government yeah but it would be the first time that she changed her mind right. fair point very fair fight tim i want to talk with you live it more about the dynamics within the party itself because you know the youth of the s.p.d. they asked people to join the party just to vote no. if the vote is decided by those people we know twenty five thousand that that's about the number which have done so is that democratic in your view because you know is it democratic to join a party just to vote no and a ballot that then you know will probably leave again i think it is them a critic because i think that most of the people who join the s.p.
do you know they will stay in the s.p.d. they don't come just for leaving a vote and then they leave like this ten euros for a vote or something like that so i don't think that they will leave i hope that they will stay and then it's a big it's a good deal for democracy in germany right because twenty five thousand people joined the democratic party. the presumptive head of your party she made a very passionate plea. for negotiation with angela merkel's conservatives and we have to say that i mean if your party got major concessions you got three of the most powerful ministries under your control isn't it irresponsible to leave that deal and walk away i wouldn't say so because from my point of view it's not so much about what's in this coalition deal or which ministries we can get more it's more about. the responsibility but responsibility as well but
a. whole believable the party leadership is so whatever they say so it might not be true so even if we have a great deal. it's it's not of so fixed we cannot be sure if this will really happen so why should i say yes i cannot trust this leadership any more i really feel that from you that you you feel as if you can't even trust people that are within your own party and that really leads me to the question because we see so many young people within the s.p.p. of that which are which are going up against the senior officials within the party is there a generational conflict right now in the s.p.d. and if so why do you think that that is happening that's a difficult question because i don't have numbers. that would be really like. i was. so well because i don't know if there's a general conflict so of course the young people who are against the many young
people do the usals which is the use organisation of the social democrats they are against this coalition but that does not necessarily mean that all young people and all old people are standing against each other. ultimately i mean the saying goes a house divided cannot stand you're right. both within your party now with these divisions and also within the country don't you think that there needs to be more of an atmosphere of consensus building of working together because i mean if we just look internationally for example there's so much change in the world right now you know many of the world's looking for to germany for leadership looking to germany for consistency are you putting the priorities of your party over the priorities of the country i think that through easy because we need this party in this country. if we go in this coalition we were with the existence of the party.
so in four years i don't want to stand on the street and explain to the people why they should vote for this party who i cannot believe myself in anymore. so i think that's much more dangerous. and you have that ballot i think right here if you can just show us this is this is just to tell our viewers this is the ballot that s.p.d. members have received and over the next week there are going to be voting yes or no as to whether or not to enter a coalition with angela merkel's conservatives and tim bragman thank you very much for joining us this evening to tell us about your vote we know it will be no way as it is for many young people within your party too and so thank you for joining us to share that view that you very much. well now down at the berlin international film festival do you know because my fader and david leavitt's are standing by the lucky ones who get to watch all the movies and there's been
a lot going on at the red carpet this evening hasn't there. as we just saw willem defoe arrive to receive his honorary golden bear for a lifetime achievement very exciting yeah and what a lifetime what a versatile actor you know we were talking to him earlier and he was telling us about some of the roles he played and how he wants to get as far away from his own normal life as possible playing some dastardly villains playing jesus what a versatile actor and what a great person to honor and you might know him from such films as the last temptation of christ or even the spiderman films in the early zero zero zero but he's actually nominated for an oscar this year and he's had an expansive career with lots of different sorts of roles and here let's take a look at that career. i got a videotape of the kids illegally entering the utility room what happens when you run. in his most recent movies a florida project willem dafoe place motel manager bobby. the money is.
huge the performance could win him an oscar this year it's his third oscar nomination after the war movie platoon and the nosferatu shadow off the vampire. different place the character max spec an actor who takes his role as vampire a bit too seriously. you get the stomach muscularity down a lot of. the secrecy and the great expense you will not damage just pick ups. are one of the cruelest biggest blockbuster success came in two thousand and two a scientist turned villain green goblin and the marvel movies spider-man. you sent him down to. the wire me and you were this together. has proved more than once that he's
a master of many roles. and what a career he has had and he isn't the only hollywood star that has been down there at the bar tell us a little bit more about today's big film. well a little earlier we saw joaquin phoenix walk the red carpet he was here for his new movie directed by gus van sant it's called don't worry he won't get far on foot this is quite a story it's a true story actually it's not a comedy it's about the cartoonist john callahan who is originally from portland in the us and he is actually quadriplegic and this entire movie is about his struggle with alcoholism and his accident that made him paralyzed and his becoming a cartoonist through that it's very heartfelt and very honest. i thought i thought the storytelling here was a little disjointed i have to be honest but i did think that the performances were
stellar especially joaquin phoenix and some of the supporting characters jonah hill as has a sponsor what a performance they're not walking in phoenix we saw also earlier on the red carpet he was in an ok mood he was taking selfies with the fans earlier not so much he was definitely not in a good mood when we saw him at the press conference just after the screening of the movie and he is known as being very media shy but he actually turned his back on the press in the room when we were asking him questions and refused to answer one of our colleagues questions when she stepped asked him how he prepared her for the role so not not in a good mood earlier today but he seemed to perk up for the red carpet so hopefully he's having a good time to belly not only if we are. ok up comes out down there though for politeness you should always be nice to the press. meantime we know berlin all up easily obviously obviously the berlin wall is of course renowned for its gritty ads
and yet i understand that you've actually been to see a musical today do i hear that right. yes unfortunately this musical did not have any singing cats or mysterious phantoms in it but another interesting thing and it was it was quite a gritty as a musical as musicals go also quite experimental it was a four hour long film by the filipino director now this is actually quite short for him normally or i should say two years ago he came with an eight hour film so we were glad that he cut it a little short for us this time here's a look at his musical season of the devil. you see i must. have been boise like i'm on. some level with that and to me what you would have thought it was. a sigh of.
season of the devil picks up on a dark chapter and philippine history the marcos dictatorship in the one nine hundred seventy s. militant groups oppress a village in the jungle causing its members to slowly turn against each other a toxic atmosphere when no one is saying. independent filmmaker. so just the latest one to watch there at the berlin wall of my fader david leavitt's with the very latest from the red carpet to both of you thank you very much. of the day is nearly done but don't forget as always the conversation continues online find us on twitter i didn't have you new is my handle at sara kelly t v the hash tag of the day i hope to see you again tomorrow thanks for watching. the show.
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