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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 13, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, other developments

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 13.05.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 13, 2022


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

The funeral procession of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh took place in the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.

Palestine's envoy to the UN has said that an Israeli investigation into the killing of an Al Jazeera reporter in the occupied West Bank will not be accepted.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock once again expressed reservations about Ukraine's demand for the delivery of Western fighter jets.

A German official said a suspected Nazi terrorist attack was prevented in the western city of Essen.

Talks are progressing very slowly between Ukraine and Russia to evacuate 38 seriously injured Ukrainian soldiers at the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol, a senior Ukrainian official said.

France backed Finland’s bid to join the NATO military alliance despite threats from Russia, according to a statement from the Elysee office.

Finland and Sweden joining NATO would pose a threat to Russia's security, a Kremlin spokesman said, as the two countries – troubled by the Ukraine war – signaled their clearest moves yet to seek membership.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was confirmed by the US Senate to lead the central bank for a second term.

Qatar demanded that those who killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh be held accountable.

Sanctions against Russia largely provoke a global crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according to the country's state-owned news agency TASS.

Russian energy company Gazprom announced that it will no longer use the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe natural gas pipeline, which carries Russian gas to Europe.

Astronomers unveiled the first image of the "supermassive black hole" at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

The cryptocurrency market has seen $1 trillion evaporate in just five weeks as the price of Bitcoin plummeted to its lowest level in 16 months with a panic selloff by investors running at full throttle.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Iran's capital Tehran on a high-profile day-long visit, during which the two sides held wide-ranging talks on bilateral and regional issues.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will do “everything possible” to bring the Iran nuclear talks back on track and ensure full compliance with the treaty, said an EU official.

The more than two-year COVID-19 pandemic in the US has so far claimed one million lives, said President Joe Biden.

The US issued a general license to exempt northern Syrian territories, including those controlled by the PKK's regional branch, from American sanctions.

Estonia has donated one-third of its military budget to embattled Ukraine to strengthen its fight against Russia, the Baltic nation said.

The Greek opposition wanted suspension of the ratification process of the bilateral Mutual Defense and Cooperation Agreement between Greece and the US that was signed in October 2021.

Kosovo applied for official membership in the Council of Europe, the country's foreign minister announced.

The European Commission set out an action plan to help Ukraine export its agricultural goods by using EU infrastructure to curb the Russian blockade at Black Sea ports.

Sympathizers of the PKK terrorist organization attacked Turkiye's Consulate General in Paris on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.

Turkiye rejected claims made in Iranian media outlets that Turkish dams were the cause of severe air pollution and sand storms in Iran.

Turkiye used a special UN Human Rights Council session for Ukraine to call for keeping “dialogue channels open” for peace amid Russia’s war on the country.

A group of scholars and practitioners from Turkiye and Pakistan deliberated on regional security issues Tuesday in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul.

Spain and Portugal will impose a €40 ($42) per megawatt-hour price cap on natural gas used to produce electricity, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced.

South Korea and Japan claimed that North Korea launched a suspected ballistic missile toward the East Sea.

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