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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 26, 2022

Daily briefing on the latest developments around the world

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 26.06.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 26, 2022

ANKARA

President Joe Biden signed into law the US’ most significant gun control legislation in decades. The law, which restricts firearm purchases and allows inspections against illegal weapons in a bid to curb gun violence, took effect after Biden's approval.

Leaders of the world's seven wealthiest nations will gather in Germany for talks on additional sanctions against Russia and the medium- and long-term reconstruction of Ukraine.

Russia's Defense Ministry said a few cities and settlements in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine had fallen under full control of Russian forces.

Russia is planning to give Belarus the Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile systems, capable of firing missiles with nuclear warheads, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The UK's anti-terrorism strategy, dubbed Prevent, is facing criticism from a UN special rapporteur for "targeting Muslim communities" ahead of a controversial independent review.

Protestors in Georgia demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili after the country was not given "candidate" status by the European Union.

Türkiye's president told NATO's top officials that Sweden and Finland should take concrete steps against PKK/YPG terrorists.

A wildfire that broke out in Türkiye’s southwestern resort town of Marmaris earlier this week has been brought under control, according to the agriculture and forestry minister.

The Turkish intelligence agency caught a Greek national who was determined to have been spying on Türkiye on behalf of the Greek National Intelligence Service.

Türkiye and Saudi Arabia are planning to hold a business forum as soon as the two countries enter a period of developing bilateral trade relations, the Turkish trade minister said at a business meeting.

Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed a range of issues on the telephone, including bilateral relations and the enlargement of NATO.

Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled down on Ankara's demands for Stockholm to be admitted into NATO in a telephone call with Sweden's premier.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said he supports the formation of a NATO-style military alliance in the Middle East region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to mainland China, according to media reports.

Hamza Abdi Barre assumed office as Somalia's 21st prime minister after receiving a vote of confidence from all 220 members of parliament.

The death toll of migrants who died trying to cross from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla rose to 27, according to the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH).

The Uganda Red Cross is caring for 700 children who lost contact with their families in the wake of clashes between government forces and M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to an official.

Togo and Gabon were admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations, bringing the number of countries in the bloc to 56, said an official.



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