Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 17, 2022

Daily briefing on the latest developments around the world

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 17.06.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 17, 2022


  • French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday morning.
  • The upcoming NATO leaders' summit will be “transformative” for Euro-Atlantic security, the alliance's secretary general said Thursday.
  • An anti-terror law that was adopted by Sweden’s parliament on May 31 will come into force at the beginning of July, according to local media.
  • German multiple rocket launchers can be delivered to Ukraine as of July, the country’s defense minister said Thursday.
  • Türkiye reacted Thursday to the “unfortunate” remarks made by a German Foreign Ministry spokesperson regarding Greece's unlawful claims on the disputed issues between Athens and Ankara.
  • The 18th round of the international meeting on Syria in the Astana format was held on June 15-16 in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo's top defense body ordered the government Thursday to suspend all treaties with East African neighbor Rwanda amid simmering tensions over its alleged support for M23 rebels.
  • NATO defense ministers made progress in preparing a transformative leaders’ summit to be held later this month, the NATO chief said Thursday.
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday described the last round of talks between his country and regional arch-rival Saudi Arabia as "positive.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Thursday with the leaders of Germany, Italy, France and Romania in the capital Kyiv and discussed the ongoing war with Russia.
  • Azerbaijan's president warned Armenia Thursday against making territorial claims from Karabakh, a region liberated from nearly three decades of Armenian occupation in 2020.
  • Italy wants Ukraine in the European Union, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said in Kyiv after meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday.
  • Russia condemns recent attacks against Türkiye in Syria, Moscow's special envoy for the war-torn country said Thursday.
  • At least 10 people were killed in a terrorist attack in north-central Burkina Faso, the Burkina Information Agency reported Thursday.
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