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if you do you want from turkey's currency fall in a diplomatic spat between washington and the euro plunges record lows ramps up. for president everyone is defiant saying his country would english for tourists new york also coming up. skirmishes in bucharest as expatriate romanians were trying to call the government to thank they they were forced out of their own country by
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corruption. of the show my name sarah harman it's good to have you with this u.s. president donald trump has stepped up his pressure on turkey with new tariffs sending that country's currency into freefall washington is doubling tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum imports apparently over west of an american christian pastor on terrorism charges liras nosedives all european markets tumble president is calling it an economic war and promises that turkey will emerge victorious. the president tried to reassure a nervous public saying his government had the situation under control he promised turkey would ward off what he called an attack from abroad and called for an international struggle. if anyone has dollars euros or gold under their
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pillows they should go exchange it for turkish lira is it our banks this is a national domestic battle this will be my peoples response to those who have waged an economic war against us. president trying to impose sanctions on turkey because of its refusal to allow an american pastor andrew brunson to return to the u.s. trying to strengthen the sanctions in a twitter announcement which adds insult to injury in turkey's growing economic crisis. turkey accuses brunson of espionage and terrorist activities despite sustained economic growth the lira has lost more than a third of its value the turkish population is bearing the brunt. of course where frayed our income has less worth and prices are rising for food too that's worrying . the turkish finance minister promised state influence on the central bank would be diminished in a bid to win back investor confidence but it's unclear whether this will have
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a calming effect on the markets. covering the story for us from washington stefan talk to us about the timing why is trump going after turkey right now. sir timing and opportunity those are the two key words in all of this the timing for the u.s. administration is or can be that as it is right now the turkish lira is in freefall as you reported as we have seen and heard the lira lost forty percent in this year in two thousand and eight team against the u.s. dollar and this is significant there is a tariff back and forth between turkey and the u.s. and so the timing is right for the u.s. and for the white house to push a little harder because and here we come to the opportunity it's all about andrew bunsen of a jolly old pastor detained or now under house arrest in turkey the u.s.
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had lobbied heart and intensively for his release that didn't go anywhere so far and i think washington lost its patience i gave it turkey and the u.s. or our nato allies and their concerns in washington that this could damage their relations. yes and no i think washington is a little bit wary of where this could all end this rift between turkey on the other hand though the relationship between the u.s. and turkey in the nato as nato allies isn't good in the first place and that's specifically after turkey decided to purchase s. four hundred missile systems from russia that obviously didn't bode very well with president trump and the white house here so you could say yeah there is some limited concern as of now i would say it's fair to say that the concern is not too big yet since relationships within the nato with the ally or between allies u.s.
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and turkey are so strange that anyway. and washington thank you. all right let's get the view now from turkey correspondent doreen jones reporting for us in istanbul dorian turkey's foreign minister has said further pressure will only hurt bilateral ties he's about retaliation but how much worse can relations get while the potential is to get a lot worse currently u.s. forces are working with a syrian kurdish militia just across turkey's border turkey considers that militia a terrorist organization and if they so wish they could put a lot of pressure on those u.s. forces and the kurdish militia they're working with that would ratchet up tensions further on top of that washington is looking for ancora to enforce its new sanctions against iran has refused to do so given the current climate is unlikely to change that stance that again puts the two nato allies on
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a collision course attention is for a lot more difficult times ahead. turkish currency tanking for months now but investors seemed really concerned now inflation as at nearly sixteen percent the central bank raised the rates in response what choice is just air to want to have going forward to manage this crisis. well president speaking today has made it perfectly clear that he doesn't believe this is anything to do with financial imbalances he believes this is a sustained campaign by on name western powers to remove him from power he said very clearly that in the twenty sixth failed military coup attempt that was behind this they say they failed and that who now they're trying to use the exchange rate to oust me from power that is why he's taking such a tough line that is why he's calling for national unity for people to unite against what he calls his economic war to remove him from power that will not take any of the measures that international investors are calling for
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a major aggressive hiking of interest rates and to send the currency that means more pressure on the currency investors more investors fleeing the turkish market but now it is just a currency crisis if these fools continue their respect coming a systematic financial risk to the turkish system the banking system itself could come under threat that's why everyone is very concerned about the coming days ahead ok briefly how does russia factor into this equation because the kremlin is that who in caldera to want to discuss this trade dispute. well that's always been turkey's card will be strained relations with washington that it says it will move closer to moscow relations have remarkably improved between moscow and nave never been closer most analysts suggest although there has been suggestions that i had reached the limit because of ongoing differences in syria but now this latest ratcheting up of a crisis in washington that suggests that may move even closer to moscow even though it may not be in its own interests as a way of punishing the u.s.
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that breeds further ratcheting tensions with washington and causing further concern among turkey's nato allies all right this story insurance for us in istanbul thank you. well massive anti-government protest is underway right now in romania thousands of expatriates have return to their homeland to demand the country's left wing government resign from the drilling all the way of course to europe to take part of already been angry clashes between protesters and police some one hundred forty people and. many of those living abroad say they left for mania because of corruption low wages and a lack of opportunity. and joining us now romanian capital bucharest is journalist diana russo danno tell us what's the situation there right now. well hi sara as you said there are we have official numbers there are one
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hundred forty injured people are. tensions have increased by all war and i can still hear the tear gas and people the special forces has and have even used a walk there cannon which is unprecedented on the president. sign me are. a part of it but there are also people who are still coming. there and they are determined not to not to leave their resume a name that. would both of them have infiltrated the peaceful process and have caused these problems with the special forces. who are here in this post aren't there in the background of protesters say they're angry about the way that romania is being governed what exactly do they object to. well i might say there are two to mind concerns first of all is the corruption of the leadership of the social democratic party because the president of the social democratic party it was
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some victory for and for a fraud and people say they are fed up with these. because they are being stripped of their chance to live a good and this is live in romania and they have to work abroad secondly and most importantly was the removal the dismissal of the young the corruption chief loud activists she won months ago and greet the people because they they believe that the young anticorruption fight is being weakened and also there is a new package of justice to all those that are weakening. are very weak on corruption charges and this anguish the people who were just looking at some pictures from earlier in the day we see people waving romanian flags waving flags how could europe step in here. well. there have been hold that brought those would say something that as we say in
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romania because romanians have been using the past ten years to count on brussels and to pounce on the european commission to step in when the corruption fight is not going on as it should be so the fact that there haven't been too many responses from brussels really disappointed the people i spoke with many and they they are expecting that maybe junko didn't care at all wrote the memo on. pressure that said all right to it you couldn't. stand in full force for us thank you all right thank you. here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making news around the world authorities in belarus have freed a correspondent who's detained on suspicion of gaining an authorized access to the
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computer systems of the state run news agency holyoke by kolsky russian service as one of a number of journalists taken into custody this week with fears of oppressive crackdown by counts he says he's still being treated as a suspect and cannot comment. on bob ways main opposition party the movement for democratic change has filed a legal challenge to the election result three constitutional court appeal will delay the presidential inauguration it was originally planned for the sunday and d.c. leader nelson chamisa seen here in some file footage has called the vote outcome fraudulent illegal and illegitimate. and canada four people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern city of fredericton two of them were police officers lisa confirmed they have a suspect in custody and have now lifted a lockdown the circumstances of the shooting are unclear. but the
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peak of the summer holiday season a ryanair pilots are ramping up the pressure on their employer pilots in germany sweden ireland belgium and the netherlands went on a twenty four hour strike on friday forcing europe's biggest low cost carrier to axe about one sixth of its scheduled flights only recently ryanair has recognised unions for the first time in its thirty year history but it's been unable to quell rising protests over slow progress and wage negotiations. it's the biggest industrial action ever to hit europe's biggest budget airline the effect is visible here at frankfurt hahn airport where check in desks are unstaffed and passengers nowhere to be seen many planes won't be flying today pilots union representatives in frankfurt say their message is ryanair must change. defeating ryanair it's about sending
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a signal that they have to stop trying to defeat their own employees. some passengers were forced to spend the night at berlin the shona felt airport many don't know when they will be able to fly out but some are showing sympathy for the pilot's demands. it's unfair that the pilots have to pull the short straw just because passengers want to fly cheaply. i think it's a potential safety risk if employees don't stay at home when they're ill because they're on a freelance basis and wouldn't get paid so i do think it's justified. ryanair pilots are striking across europe for twenty four hours as they demand higher salaries and better working conditions that's led to the cancellation of four hundred twenty four hundred scheduled flights affecting more than seventy thousand passengers. as a writer of our top story this hour. currency about what iraq has crashed a record lows up there donald trump announced
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a doubling of tariffs on turkish steel and along with tensions between ankara and washington of us fellated over the arrest of an american pastor in truckee. news we'll have more for you at the top of the hour and on our web site www dot com i'm sara harmon in berlin thanks for watching. the. climate change. waste. isn't it time for good. people and projects that are changing the environment for the better so. we can live for good. d.w. .


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