Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 16, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, other developments

Gözde Bayar  | 16.05.2022 - Update : 16.05.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 16, 2022


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

NATO must maintain its military support for Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Ukraine can win the war against Russia, said NATO’s deputy secretary general. “The brutal invasion of Russia is losing momentum,” Mircea Geoana told reporters on the way to the second day of an informal meeting of NATO foreign affairs ministers in Berlin.

Some 27,400 Russian soldiers have so far been killed during the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military claimed.

At least six people, including three children, were killed in a suspected suicide attack on an army convoy in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, according to the military.

Palestinians staged a rally in the Gaza Strip to commemorate Nakba Day, which marks the creation of the state of Israel in historical Palestine.

Israel reopened the Erez crossing with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after nearly two weeks of closure.

Election authorities in Lebanon started the counting process as polling stations for the country's parliamentary elections closed their doors.

Somali lawmakers from both houses of parliament who gathered in a hangar inside heavily fortified Mogadishu International Airport elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president, defeating incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo.

The Christian Democratic Union won elections in the west German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to projections released Sunday evening by German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

The tennis top seed in men's singles, Novak Djokovic, was crowned the 2022 Internazionali BNL d'Italia (Italian Open) champion in Rome.

Turkiye has always supported the idea of expanding NATO, but it has concerns with regard to Finland and Sweden's desire to join the alliance, given their relations with terrorist groups, said the Turkish foreign minister.

Turkiye condemned an attack in Afghanistan against a staff member of a primary school run by the Turkish Maarif Foundation.

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