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>> this is news live from berlin. turkey gears up for elections this weekend. dw meets the candidates h hoping to head off a change scott'ss vision -- a changed constitution. angela merkel downplays expectations for the eu summit on refugee policy. the german chancellor is under to mastic pressure on the issue -- dramatic pressure on the
issue. there was plenty of excitement to be had at the world cup on friday. switzerland beat serbia. we will bring you all of the spectacular goals from friday's matches. thank you for joining us. turkey heads to the polls on sunday with the future of the country's political system at stake. if the president wins, he is promised to deliver sweeping constitutional changes to strengthen the presidency which was once only a ceremonial role. despite his challengers, everything is pointing to another win for the strongman. >> the president has been
steering the course of turkish politics for more than 15 years. he has a a good shot at reelectn which would allow him to further tighten his grip on power. >after this presidential election, the most controversial constitutional changes in a generation will come into force. they will only be narrowly backed by the referendum. if he wins the necessary majority, he will be an almost all-powerful president, but he is not there yet. these people stand in his way. they are his biggest challenges. this 61-year-old is the only woman running for president. she has already served as the interior minister and last year, she founded a new political party. she is seen as right-wing, nationalist, and religious. some call her the iron lady of turkey.
turkey's biggest opposition party is represented by this that the four-year-old -- this 54-year-old. he is a charismatic speaker and a harsh critic of the current president. despite international protests, one man is running from prison. another one, party despised by the turkish governmement. young voters are backing this 45-year-old attorney. all three challenges want to limit the powers of the presidency and the ca return to the parliamentary system. they want to improve relations with europe and lead turkey out of its economic crisis.
it's unlikely that any of them will win the majority, but if they manage to force him out, it might end up a tight race f for the e seemingly all-powerful president. >> that report from julia hahn is cuddling -- covering that from turkey. you've been talking to a lot of voters in the run-up to these elections, have you sensed a desire for change? >> yes. there's definitely a desire for change. you can feel it when you talk to people on the streets. at tee shots, supermarkets, and after all, the president and his party, the akp, have been in part -- power for more than 15 years. there is nothing in it for some people anymore. they say the economy is not doing well, unemployment is
high, youth unemployment stands at over 20%. additionally, many people say your freedoms are being limited. they do not want to be told anymore what they can watch online. they want the free media landscape. i talked to people and ankara, let's hear what they had to say. >> everyone should be treated equally. that is what we want but it is not happening in our country. >> i believe he will bring justice and he is one of us. >> our children have no jobs. nearly enough. i hope this will change. >> muhara mesha has many common values with me. >> we heard him described as a candidate is a -- as the one
with the biggest chance to beat the current president, what is his message? >> he is using the feeling and desire for change to mobilize voters. first of all, he is a good speaker and he can challenge the current president and has the guts to openly criticize him. he is telling people you have a choice between freedom and fear. if you vote for me, you will for freedom if you vote for the current president, you vote for fear. he is giving a deeply polarized society and turkey is a deeply polarized society. there are many conflicts here and he's trying to get people beyond the traditional base in his own party. he is appealing too religious voters, many kurdish voters as well. his messages, if you vote for me, i will be a president for all of you. i will be a president for all 80
million people in turkey. >> with in the country so polarized, what is the most likely outcome of the sunday election? whether the polls saying -- what are the polls saying? >> many of the polls are not reliable and there's one picture emerging here in this picture is that mr. add-on -- aron: the case. although the opera -- opposition is hoping to force him into the second run off where he will maybe run against mr. in jeff -- inja. they would back the remaining tenant -- remaining candidates against the current president. the polls suggest that he might lose his party in parliament.
the electoral alliance, they might lose the majority and he would face a parliament. since turkey is making a transformation to a presidential system, the big question is, how much will a parliament in turkey still have to say after the election. >> you reported earlier about turkish people concerned about possible election manipulation. briefly, how free and fair are these elections going to be? >> many people say these elections have never been free or fair from the very beginning since 80% of the media, according to reporters without borders, are now owned by companies close to the government. this vote is taking place under a state of emergency which limits the rights of assembly and gives police added power. these are the circumstances which don't make this election a very free and fair one from the beginning. >> julia hahn from ankara.
we have much more on the turkey elections on our website dw.com. follow us on twitter @dwnews. the german chancellor has ended her visit to the middle east to discuss the crisis. angela merkel is going to brussels for informal talks on the same subject with 16 other eu leaders. reaching an agreement will not be easas >> angela merkel needs an international deal on migrants to quell a rebellion within her own conservative camp in germany. her domestic opponents want germany to rejeject sosome refus at its national borders. she favors a european solution but is dampening expectations. brussels is just a working meeting. there will not be a final declaration. we know as well that there won't
be any solution among all 28 members states on the level of the council next week to the entire package of questions on migration. a good illustration on her problem is italy. they say they are overwhelmed. the country is rejecting migrants rescued from the mediterranean and says it won't take back any from germany either. for eastern european member states are boycotting the brussels meeting. their leaders a a also not thinking much of her imposed german borders within the eu. preventing illegal migrants from entering eu territory has to be done at the coast of europe or at the coast of libya, not inside the schengen area. otherwise, the whole schengen area will break up.
that is a view shared by austria, which is about to take over the eu's presidency. with which, germany can soon have a hard border again. i think it is important that we no longer primarily fight about the distribution of migrants within the european union, but instead focus on securing our outer borders together. but, beyond beefing up the eu's external border security, member states do not agree on much concerning migrants. even france, merkel's closest ally, is warning that the block to break apart over this issue. >> our chief political editor chad looked -- editor traveled with the chancellor. how under pressure to the chancellor seem on this trip? >> she is good at being business
as usual. she has been at the helm in germany for more than 12 years now, almost 13. from the oututside, it was busisiness as usual. we've been saw her sticker tongue out at kids at a school where she was today. there is a sense also amongst those traveling there that this is a deep situation in germany. after all, her own people are now threatening to basically lower the union between the conservative parties and her as a chancellor. over migration, that is been her for more policy. we did hear her say on the strip that she is going to go for multilateral meetings rather than a europewide deal. how come located will that be? >> she admits herself that she does not know what exactly she can achieve in the big question its will of the enough to
satisfy the csu. the signals we are getting is whatever she delivers not be enough. at the same time, we heard that emmanuel macron said the european project to fail because of eururozone that is too weak t also this very issue of aggression. michael would not put it in drastic words but she is concerned at the best. a start we'll be made and there will be a show of force from her supporters within the european union because her advisers are busy phoning those capitals. none of the eastern states are completely out of migration will appear around the table. there won't be any kind of concrete outcome in the terms that will be written down on paper. that is something that is important to italy. it will be a pre-discussion round for the eu summit that is less than a week later. that leads us straight back to this crisis in germany.
will it be enough? there will be a lot of discussion amongst her own political allies and foes within the political camp. >> in lebanon, she was asked about the disembark asian centers. these are outside of the eu where people can apply for asylum. here's what she said. >> we think there are also good reasons to accommodate refugees close to the home country as the prime minister has said. and we see our role as being a look reliable partner when it comes to financing the projects -- a reliable partner when it comes to financing the projects. >> i want to separate the comment from the pit -- from these this of our kitchens -- disembarkations. this is the way refugees come legally to the u.s. and their preselected by the u.n., by the office of migration.
at the same time, what angela merkel was referring to was that she as well agrees that migrants should be much closer to home. they should not have to come all the way to germany is what she says. that is why there are significant funds, 100 million for jordan f for example to stabilize the country's so they are stable enough to cope with the influx of refugees. there is no division between her critics on migration policy. >> achieve political officer, they give her much -- editor, they give very much. the maltese government says it is not responsible for its ship carrying more than 200 migrants which italy has already turned away. the lifeline, operated by a german aid group which says that they do people from international waters was blocked by the anti-immigration gogovernment. they say they should take the
ship and and this is the second time that they have barred a vessel carrying rescued migrants. the aquarius, the first, eventually went to spain. time for business with daniel. with washington's latest terror threat -- tarrif threat. >> donald trump has launched another salvo in the trade dispute after eu tariffs took affected a. they targeted -- took affect today. views twitter to say that the u.s. should build them here instead. cars a and light t trucks are wh $42 2 billion from the eu last year. shares in top european carmakers, dropped sharply following the news. the quarter on wall street for
us, what kind of trade impact can we see at the proposal does go ahead. >> if you only look at the car industry and also include auto parts, the united states is running trade deficit with the european union in the amount of a good $44 billion. as far as we know, no exact measures are underway yet. it is a threat for the u.s. president so we had to wait to see if auto parts for example will be included in those tariffs as well as what will be coming as well. there's a lot of money on the table. >> we saw the financial commenting on this that there could be a potential for backfire on u.s. consumers and workers. what are you hearing? >> that is always the case when we talk about tariffs. it is not that she doesn't matter if it's on aluminum or wood products from canada, or
possibly cars from europe, at the end, u.s. consumers were probably end up paying more. on the other side, the u.s. is hoping that with the tariffs, some of the companies will decide to produce more within the united states and that could be having a positive impact on the employment situation in the united states. especially late in the 90's, early 2000's, we had hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost in the u.s., car industries, jobs had been recovered, but there had been quite an impact if you look about 20 years back. >> tromp, has he picked the right target? is the eu car industry harmful to the u.s. economy or he is -- or is he just hitting the eu where it hurts? >> if you look it cars getting imported through the united
states, the european union is a distant force far behind countries like mexico, for example, or also canada. a good 7% of exported cars into the united states come from europe. this is by far not the biggest number but it certainly would hit europe where it hurts most. if you look at the car market, the global car market, the u.s. behind china has the biggest, second-biggest car market in the world. it is quite important as an area for the european companies to be in, so it would hit europe where it hurts and it would not have such a huge impact on u.s. car markets overall. >> perhaps he is driving the eu crazy and less in the driving seat. thank you. britain will do much better
economically outside of the eu. that is what brexit proponents claim when two years to the day since the country voted to leave. uncertainty reigns. it is too much for many multinational companies. the latest tucson the alarm, playmaker airbus. >> airbus has threatened to leave the u.k. as the aviation group's strongest warning over the impact of the no deal brexit. >> if there is a no deal brexit, this would be e catastrophic for this country and catastrophic for airbus and the supply trained. it is not just a u.k. supply train, -- chain, we have frictionless straight which is why the effects are on the table. >> if airbususas to leavave britain,n, consequences would be tough. the airplane builder rarely poses 14,000 brits- currently
employs 14,000 brits. airbus is perhaps the most significant company urging the u.k. government t to recononder their policy butut not the only one. >> if the brerexit we end up havingngrovides sisignificant friction, provides significant cost, of course that will be a n argument against making investments here in the u.k.. a no deal scenario isis just a little too high in terms of friction it will create. >> it is unclear if the british government is hearing the pleas from the business community although they are sounding ever more serious. >> the closer we get to the deadline in march, the more last-minute eu summits we will start seeing organized in order to get some kind of deal done. the greater the chance of getting something thrown at the last minute. we worry about that. >> at this point, there is no deal in sight. the british prime minister has
ruled out staying in the customs union, but you officials have regularly put a damper on any hopes for free trade agreements outside of the union. >> that is it from me. let's get to more of your world news. >> thank you, daniel. let's take a look at the headline stories around the world. in spain, crowds have marched to protest against the release of five men who assaulted a woman. that was in the bull running festival. the attackers joked about the incident in a whatsapp group. they were cleared of rape. the death tololl during two moms of antigigovernment unrest in nicaragua has risen to more than 200. the inter-american commissionn says there is another 13 injured -- 1300 injured. the agency claims that write what fails to respect human rights during the protests. ♪
>> there have been spectacular goals at the world cup today. we have dw sports to take us through. servia versus switzerland, this is a tightly fought match through the end, tell us about it? >> servia came in with more momentum given the fact that they beat costa rica. they did the knowledge this would be a hellish game and it was switzerland that came out on top. serbia was the side that struck first. let's take a look. it only took them five minutes to break the deadlock. it was the header the gave them the 1-0 lead. then, the powerball becoming the first swiss player since 1952 to score multiple world cups. they win the match for switzerland in pouring rain, 2-1.
it was a great game and thrilling to the end. it's nice to see such a link him through. >> what about the other game, brazil versus costa rica? >> it was an interesting match. brazil came into the picture as the favorite. there's no doubt about it. the coach for costa rica said to his side that he will not so physical -- these of physical with one of his players. the assistant referee is trying to award the penalty but no one was buying that. extra time is when scoring came through. philippe, his second goal in the world cup. right now giving brazil the lead and neymar sprinkled on the game. he was emotional and said he cried out of happiness. overcoming great in desire to win. it was emotional for him. i like him. a lot of people hate him, but i like and. >> is great to watch on the field. how does that set up the final match day? >> it is almost like a pack of sardines.
you have brazil, a graphic you can look at, and breazeale is leading the group -- brazil is leaving the group. serbia is trailing costa rica, bottom of the barrel. the interesting match is the last match. switzerland needs to win or possibly get a draw. it looks like every team has a feasible chance if they score enough goals. the only team out of the water is costa rica at this point. you would need at least -- brazil, serbia, can draw, they have four points, basically the teams that win need to go forward. this is tough to call. we need to see how the last match plays out. i'm thinking brazil and switch a little make it through. >> i want to ask you about nigeria beating iceland 2-0, are you surprised? >> no. i like the super eagles. iceland had the upper hand going into this match considering
their draw with argentina. but nigeria is a strong team in the counterattacks hurt iceland. after the break, leicester, finishing off the counterattack and he had quite an appetite going back to the 75th minute to get another goal. that was all she wrote. nigeria and the super eagles, they weren't so super against croatia. now, they were living up to the adjective. >> chris, i have to ask you, the big game we are waiting for, germany versus sweden, where the players's had that? >> the head coach address that to the media, here's what he told his team about their mindset. let's take a listen. >> i told the team's yesterday, the two most important weapons are enenergy and body language. the team that played mexico were not the team we are used to.
with their confident approach of playing style. those of the fundamentals because we have seen and almost in almost all of these games in the world cup. the skill has not been at the top level. it is more world cup of absolute dedication, absolute passion, teams are throwing everything they have into defending. >> he's calling out his team but here's a fun fact, germany has not lost to sweden in 40 years. >> let's hope they don't lose tomorrow. chris herrington, dw sports, think you very much. thanks for watching dw. ♪
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