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starts nov 6th on t w. this is d w news why tonight nato's dilemma what to do about turkey what to do about turkey and russia at nato headquarters defense ministers are faced with one of their own turkey suddenly patrolling northern syria together with a nato adversary russia can the alliance endure this major test of its unity
also coming up tonight the european union's human rights prize. for his work defending china's we. will speak to his daughter who says the family hasn't seen him since he was put in prison 2 years ago. our family members were no longer able to visit and we don't know if he still had the same prison we don't even know. and the more than 4 decades after his death. he is a hero for a song he honks spain for others the remains of the former dictator francisco franco exuberant relocated and reburying that's easier. to wrest the legacy of franco for good.
i bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome at nato headquarters they have a problem with one of their own defense ministers are discussing turkey's actions in northern syria in the last 2 weeks unprecedented events turkey a nato member is now closely collaborating in syria with a nato adversary russia moscow and have joined forces to drive kurdish fighters out of northern syria until recently the region was controlled by the kurds who were backed by the united states until president trump withdrew american troops that decision cleared the way for turks to roll into syria. a russian patrol winds its way through the syrian town of commission on the bulletin with turkey only weeks ago u.s. forces patrolled here now the guard has changed. russian forces share control of
the border with turkish troops and with the syrian army in a buffer zone that's it's thursday kilometers deep. fascination some as in brussels secretary general yan stoltenberg welcomed the arrangement the result of a deal between russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart chip. we have seen significant reduction in violence we agree with must build on this should make good progress in our efforts to find the political solution to the conflict in syria. we fully support you another force to reach a political solution. hundreds have died and peasants have been displaced since turkey launched its attack on the kurds on october 9th. decisive street some destruction this is a town of rahsaan and to turkish control after fierce fighting a cease fire has been declared to allow kurdish troops to pull back but fighting
still fed up on thursday. has not ruled for their military strikes sharing a cell just and syrian national army up or trolling the area of operation inch by inch and they are destroying the traps if any of these terrorists come across us there is no natural right to crush them as it is already marked in written documents. the president also said he would send syrian refugees in turkey to your up. they panic when i say we'll open the gates to just don't panic when the time comes the gates can be opened. it's a threat he has made before to silence criticism of turkey's offense of you know the words of a nato member there we'll talk about that i'm joined now by our correspondent in brussels teri schultz terry is covering the nato summit for his good evening to you
terry so what was it like today when all of the nato defense ministers when they came together was was turkey the black sheep in the room and what about the u.s. was there criticism of what the u.s. did withdrawing its troops from northern syria. well brant i'm told that everyone around the room all the allies did criticize turkey did say that they weren't happy with the turkish with the turkish actions but that's something they've said before they were basically repeating criticism that they've all said as individual governments or across town in their european union had but it didn't go further than that and actually i was surprised to hear that there wasn't a lot of heat in the room and in fact the united states has has come out of this quite well a week ago yes we heard criticism that the u.s. had pulled out its 50 soldiers which you know basically kept the turks from staging this incursion earlier we didn't hear that today. germany has proposed an
internationally administered safe zone in northern syria let's take a listen to how the nato secretary general you big how he described reaction to the german plan today. the german defense minister she she briefed allies on her thoughts on the way forward. again i think it is broad support for the deal of a political solution. and also. ways to try to engage the international community to support such a political solution. terry i don't think that i heard stoltenberg addressed the russians who have already dismissed this german proposal did he leave them out intentionally do you think. well i tried to get him to do that i asked a question specifically about whether turkey had expressed its willingness to
accept this german proposal and whether it would lead the way in convincing russia also to accept an international presence and he really didn't respond to me in the in the press conference on the topic of russia and it is surprising to hear the nato secretary general and other governments basically accept the results of this turkey russian deal because that's going to mean that russian forces are just a few miles from from nato is border and truly they are not comfortable with it but it just doesn't seem like anyone is getting details out of turkey on exactly what that deal means and turkey remains strategically important to nato i guess that's part of the the problem here but it appears to be forging closer ties with russia so what do you think this means to nato and its units moving forward. it is a problem for nato and u.s. defense secretary mark esper mentioned that specifically in a speech he gave this morning he said that turkey has always been
a real reliable ally but it seems to be turning more toward russia and less toward the west and he really urged on korea to change that direction at the same time that this isn't completely new for turkey you know it did by a russian missile defense system the s 400 instead of a western missile defense system and they blame the west for forcing them into that they said the u.s. didn't want to sell its system and there is some talk that the european union having put a partial arms embargo on turkey is going to do even do to push that even further that they're going to look even more closely at russia as an arms supplier so it's a very complicated situation right now and i think that's why we're not hearing more crystal clear ways forward nobody knows exactly what to do you've got to keep turkey inside nato nato is better off that way the thinking goes in turkey's better off that way so there's really no discussion of of turkey leaving nato or being kicked out but nobody knows exactly how to truly bring it back psychologically
politically into the fold of western allies yeah it's a it's a geo political love hate story. teri schultz in brussels covering the nato summit force terry thank you. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world u.k. prime minister boris johnson wants an early general election on december 12th he says that he will put forward a motion on monday to ask parliament to approve that this comes after m.p.'s refused to fast track johnson's proposed breaks a deal earlier this week police in the u.k. say that they've secured a warrant to question a truck driver for another 24 hours after the bodies of 39 people were discovered in the back of his truck the man was arrested on suspicion of murder no charges have been filed yet the victims were all chinese nationals. democratic and republican lawmakers have been paying tribute to the late alija cummings used body
is lying in state in the u.s. capitol the much loved representative served in the house for 23 years a leading democrat cummings was a central figure in efforts to impeach president donald trump. is name is il ham told a jailed member of china's we good minority and he has been honored with this year's secor off prize the award is given out by the european union and pays tribute to defenders of human rights tony has worked for more than 20 years to improve the rights of the weaker is in china but he is now in jail as part of beijing's crackdown against the group which is seen more than a 1000000 years locked up in internment camps the european parliament says that he deserves the award for his attempts to foster dialogue with china's han majority. or earlier we spoke with his daughter in washington d.c. and she told us that the prize what the prions means to her and her family i would
say this part of what it means safety belt for my family and my father i would hope this a white can help him being safe in the presence ins 2700 have not heard anything about my father i don't know if he is mentally doing ok physically doing i don't know if he's even alive and i hope this award could. push china to release more news about my father and allow family visits and also eventually release my father. here in germany the attack on a berlin christmas market in december 26th seen it was the worst activism is terrorism ever on german soil the perpetrator on his armory killed 12 people one now 2 newly publicized selfies suggest that he scoped out other potential targets here in the german capital including the chancellor angela merkel's private
residence. the terrorist and he's taking a selfie in berlin but this isn't just any old street behind him you see the apartment building where chancellor angela merkel lives was the islamist planning an attack on the chancellor of storage is in later investigated the contents of his cell phone pointed out an instance he located next door politicians are shocked. by the. checking we were annoyed that in the report there was no comment noting that the chancellor's building might have been endangered. in uk and. later amery posed in front of the berlin cathedral and the terrorist made the sign of islamists because the drill is only a few 100 meters from the chancellor's home was the tunisian also scouting out these 2 locations for possible attacks. unshowered when you look at the photos now
you do think that he was planning an attack but hadn't found the right target yet. in the end he chose a different plan and decided to drive a truck into a crowded berlin christmas market but investigators think he was also considering another attack using weapons and bombs these newly examined photos suggest that and his armory could have been planning an attack on the german chancellor staying here in europe the remains of spanish dictator francisco franco have been exude from a state and moved to a private family vault the re burial follows a wings a legal battle between his family and the socialist government which argued franco's grandiose burial sites is not appropriate in a democratic spain. with 22 family members in attendance the embalmed and body of spain's fascist leader was taken from its resting place where it had lain
for almost 45 years the family had not wanted his remains removed but as he went into the hearse they and other supporters celebrated general franco the man backed by muscly and hitler who ruled spain as an autocrat. long live spain long live franco they chanted. the body was then carried by military helicopter to the new burial site a lower key state cemetery outside been dred where francos wife is also buried. there more supporters had gathered to show their allegiance to the dictator some expressed passion sympathies and offered insults to the interim socialist prime minister pedro sanchez whose government has ordered the move. in a statement sanchez said the relocation of the body was a step towards reconciliation. so.
this decision puts an end to a moral affront such as the glorification of the figure of a dictator in a public space step has been taken towards reconciliation that can only rest in the democracy and freedom that we all share but the much to various reasons some 32 percent of people in spain do not agree with the decision with some praising the generals grandson who came for the burial and others offering prayers to franco after a bloody civil war that claimed the lives of 500000 people franco still it seems has the power to divide his country even from beyond the grave. or the world is no enjoyable and i call the news purvis from our spanish service good to see you again so why why is this we're talking about 40 years after his death. there was a fear that. would reopen the. off the civil war also if they dictatorship and it
actually happened and spain never faced has passed the way other countries might have done by germany for example it was always something that they kind of looked away and it was only in 2007 i mean franco died in 75 and it was only in 2007 that there was a law passed the law of the historical memorial and with that law they removed public symbols of the streets of the squares that where so from that it takes a ship so it's a process that has been. a. lot of time and actually there were a lot of appeals and bottles. until it finally happened it summation the francisco franco foundation it gets public money so it exists extreme rides and fungus family tried to sell this explanation they actually appealed to the european court of
human rights. all of these things are happening it speaks to the fact that i'm not a lot of time really has passed those. really still have supporters yes we've seen that today the spirit of francisco franco is still alive nowadays and spain and what do i mean with this spirit we saw today fastest flocks they are legal in spain songs or we saw people that were supporting him and wanted to play tribute to him today with fastest. and for all this time for this 40 years 44 years that he was in the valley of the fall and some supporters went there to bring flowers to pray to or to dictate or so we're talking about a really polarized society not everybody prays free to this is this valley where his remains were was going to become almost like. now. we also talk about the start of a new era in spain well the exemption from god has happened today's actually only
the tip of the iceberg spain has still a lot of work to do to deal with his past we're talking about a country that has around 2015 mass graves more than 100000 actually 10220000 victims of the. disappeared families are still asking for justice asking for recognition international recognition and we're talking about from our generation the grandparents and maybe from the generation to the great grandparents so it is still something that lives in the families and the society is polarized and they're still waiting for the crimes against humanity to be prosecuted by a spanish justice we've got about 30 seconds with an interview in 2 weeks spain is going to have a little general election how will this play into that all you see yes because not only the society is polarized also the parliament the political fight is
a polarized solely the accused the prime minister sansa through use this as an erect electoral show and the 2 is actually going to probably gain more vote zent that actually should be respected so we're talking also about polarized. polling politics to the roy here he was part is from our spanish service as always thank you thank you well. you're watching the w. news live from berlin still to come a footballing fairy tale in poland hell an award winning club in the country's capital is fighting for a more inclusive score we'll tell you in just a moment. are going to take you to australian health visitors have just hours to scramble lou the iconic sandstone rock in the australian desert that is held sacred by the indigenous people there beginning on saturday it will be permanently closed to climbers because of safety risks and because of its spiritual significance
aborigines called tourists at ants there are many australians here right now and they feel it's their right to climb the national landmark the aborigines holy rock teacher on a hanson and her cousin geoff said the geological feature belongs to all australians i think you can be respectful about it and it's a it's a rock basin what there's some areas where you stay away from certain areas and it's a wonder of the world it still needs for my bucket list long ago australians of european descent named it errs rock but for the aborigines it's always been signs were put up here a couple of years ago please do not climb an action film has been made on the rock people leave their garbage lying around now the request has become
a ban or whatever the lot of this is sacred ground for us the tourists neither understand this no want to understand it they say this is my rock i say no this is not chill rock it's our rock or only where it. there are 700000 aborigines in australia and many feel their disadvantage to this day when they hit on them the artist couple lulu and billy cooley are not against tourists coming to louvre in general but they do want their culture to be respected in the old days it will rule it is for her meeting play for the tribes from the tribes from western australia coming in northern territory and terrifying people coming in and then you have ceremony here long from where. the climbing ban has been decided but it's controversial lindy severin owns a farm and a small motel but the pub nearby she's afraid there will be fewer tourists now as
a local business woman she feels her needs were not given enough consideration when the decision was made iraq has been very much part of all of our lives but as professionally and personally for a long time. having one of those activities now removed just changes that. at least 35 people have died climbing the rock over the decades but on a huntsman and her cousin geoff have made it to the top in my view for some wise a compromise where the public can climb up to ice portion highly modest far as the top of a wave going to die and they need that money goes back to the indigenous community but now only bike tours and hikes around the rock will be allowed after all the head of the park's visitor services wants to show respect for aborigines rights such a significant decision to close a call is very important that i could actually make such a huge decision themselves demonstrate that i actually own the place and that i can
make these decisions without listening to what other people think. the installation field of lights brightens up every night but if the path to the peak is closed a dark chapter in australia's colonial history will close. well since early september a mystery oil spill has contaminated more than 2000 kilometers of some of brazil's most beautiful beaches critics say the far right presidential uble scenarios government has been negligent in handling this crisis the reporter jonathan crane is here now with the more on this so john what's going on here bring us up to speed on i guess the beaches yeah oil has been more sitting up for the coast of brazil's northeast for nearly 2 months now more than $200.00 beaches have been affected and it's not just the beaches of course it's where the kind of marine wildlife it was
even the coral reefs further out at sea as you mention the government has been accused of not doing enough that people have taken matters into their own hands quite literally we're seeing lots of videos on social media of people using their hands to clean up the oil analysis of people who have come together and what they do is they basically wrote the oil in the sand and then they put it into those little plastic bags that now one particular cleanup movement is called coast guardians this is that instagram page 20 beach cleanup teams they've got many 30000 followers on instagram they basically called for people to donate money for gloves and boots and mouth the cleanup operation can continue impressive it's a lot of work to do we know where this oil is coming from or who's responsible for it well here's the thing it's all a bit of a mystery brazil's government says it's test of the or was produced in venezuela and it probably came from a ship far out at sea but that is the way that denies any responsibility
surprisingly brazil's president jaya both in our results have been speaking out about this he went on facebook a few days ago like these facebook redress. forces i think we can see a video of that as well surrounded by navy offices in his defense minister now he says this could have been a criminal acts designed to sabotage an upcoming oil option which is worth tens of billions of dollars to brazil and i was not provided any evidence for that and i think that just sums up the whole situation because the bottom line is nobody really knows where this or it is coming from how long the spill is going to last and even if it's getting better because it keeps seems that washed up on the beaches just as quickly as it's clear so if the president can make accusations that's one thing government and they've been doing something about this they have been doing something 1500 troops deployed initially to help clean up another 5000 it's been announced this week but also dispatched brazil's vironment minister has also taken the social media to defend what the government has been doing they've had help from the navy also the state owned company petrobras but many people say
well they've done is too little too late said prosecutes is saying that the response has been quite silent inefficient and ineffective so some strong words that it was the comparisons being drawn as well with the rain forest situation in the amazon feeds into this perception in brazil government isn't doing enough for the environment and the dirty beaches in brazil who would have thought all right jonathan freed thank you very much. polish football club has been named best grassroots club at the 21000 new way for grassroots awards their work in a tough district of warsaw is aimed at making soccer a more inclusive sport. football for everyone also club a curious way was founded on a simple premise the priority is not to fight for trophies but rather for inclusion that's what random you wife is grassroots awards here everyone is welcome regardless of gender sexual orientation ethnicity all fitness level.
i'm the club's name a.k.a sway translates to bad old turn it's of sports club and the women's team captain hopes their story can inspire. my. friends in the world to be nice if our team atmosphere and the atmosphere understands it on the field would spread to other clubs so that the mood was nice and courteous and everyone could feel at home cheering on their team here and a sweater. with the award officially in that hands fans and players can be assured that club bad is doing good work. and after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day. it's
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