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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, other developments

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 10.05.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2022

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Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world. 

US President Joe Biden signed off Monday on new Congressionally-granted powers to dramatically streamline the process of providing Ukraine with military aid.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has won the Philippines’ presidential elections, local media reported, citing preliminary results.

At least 43 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Ecuador, said authorities in the South American country.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated the need for a speedy cease-fire in the Russia-Ukraine war. 

Pope Francis' visit to Lebanon, which was scheduled for June, will be postponed due to "health reasons," said a Lebanese minister.

The Arab Joint List voted against a no-confidence motion in the Knesset, a move that kept Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's coalition government alive.

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Charles Michel, the head of the European Council, traveled to the port city of Odesa in Ukraine to celebrate Europe Day.

He said the EU should seize frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to rebuild war-torn Ukraine.

Meanwhile, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said “the enormous momentum" in Ukrainian society for a "profound change" can pave a “special way” into the EU.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy marked the country's Victory Day over Nazism during World War II.

"Today we celebrate the Day of Victory over Nazism and we will not give anyone a single piece of our history," Zelenskyy said in a video on his Telegram channel.

Roberto Marquez, a Mexican artist who has been painting various angles of Russia’s war from his makeshift setup under a bridge in Ukraine, aims to portray "the true face" of what he has witnessed in the country.

Russian forces have carried out 48 airstrikes in Ukraine’s Kharkiv and Donetsk regions in the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud discussed bilateral relations in a phone call.

Turkiye, which hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country in the world, plans to build 200,000 homes in northern Syria for some one-fourth of the refugees to voluntarily resettle, the Turkish president said.

Turkiye will never force Syrian people to return to their homeland, said the Turkish leader.

“Syrians can return to their homeland whenever they want, but we will never force them out from these lands,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an event marking the 32nd anniversary of Turkiye's Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association.

Erdogan held a phone call Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in which he extended well wishes to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was admitted to hospital for medical examinations.

“It is time for the EU, which has moved away from its founding principles and been under the influence of the short-term policies of member countries in recent years, to write a story for itself with the war in Ukraine,” Erdogan said.

The US urged all nations to respect the territorial integrity of others as Greece and Turkiye exchange allegations that they have been the victim of each other's airspace violations.

EU's top diplomat in Turkiye hailed the bloc’s close ties with Ankara on the occasion of May 9, Europe Day.

Inflation expectations in the US over the next year declined from a record high level to 6.3% in April, according to a survey released Monday.

German pharma firm BioNTech said its vaccine sales more than tripled, with €6.3 billion ($6.7 billion) in revenue in the three-month period that ended on March 31.

The Uzbek president said the world is becoming a "dangerous place" but the government is taking measures to reduce the impact on the people.

Holding rare diplomatic talks, China and Australia appeared to have broken an impasse in their bilateral relations, Beijing said.

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