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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 22, 2022

Daily briefing on the latest developments around the world

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 22, 2022


• The Turkish president and British prime minister discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said Tuesday.

• After failing to win an absolute majority in the country's recent legislative elections, France's President Emmanuel Macron rejected Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's resignation in a bid to keep the government functioning, according to an announcement from the Elysee Palace.

• Finland is unlikely to join the North Atlantic Alliance by September, the nation's president admitted, as NATO member Türkiye's objections to its accession persist.

• Türkiye sent back at least 42,666 irregular migrants, including 24,341 Afghan and 6,025 Pakistani nationals, since the start of 2022, the country’s migration management authority said Tuesday.

• France’s highest administrative court upheld a ban on the burkini under a new “secularism framework,” preventing women from wearing full-length swimming costumes in public pools.

• A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman claimed that a large number of Ukrainian servicemen are refusing to take part in fighting.

• Türkiye’s parliament approved a motion to extend troop deployment in Libya for another 18 months as of July 2.

• As Canadians commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day, a lawsuit concerning native children is a cloud on the horizon.

• The US reiterated that it remains committed to reopening a consulate in Jerusalem, Palestine.

• Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio left the 5-Star Movement on Tuesday, announcing the creation of a new political group supporting the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

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