Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 18, 2022

Daily briefing on the latest developments around the world

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 18.06.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 18, 2022


  • Beijing launched a high-tech aircraft carrier that was designed and built in China in a major military milestone. 
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited him to visit Kyiv.
  • The Turkish defense minister said Sweden and Finland provided political, financial and military support to terror groups in a move that threatened not only Türkiye but NATO.
  • The PKK terror group's actions in Sweden show how lax Swedish laws and authorities are in fighting terrorism, according to Türkiye's foreign minister.
  • British Home Secretary Priti Patel signed an order to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US.
  • The British Home Office's decision on Assange is "not the end of the road," said the WikiLeaks co-founder's legal team and his wife.
  • The Al Jazeera network published a photograph of a bullet it said killed its correspondent in Palestine, Shireen Abu Akleh, while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.
  • The European Commission recommended candidate status for Ukraine.
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Türkiye on June 22, the Turkish president announced.
  • The Swedish prime minister said an agreement signed with independent deputy Amineh Kakabaveh, who is a supporter of the YPG/PKK terror organization, will soon expire.
  • Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens as of July 1, according to the country's president.
  • Russia is not concerned that Ukraine could get the status of a European Union candidate “because the EU is not a military organization,” according to President Vladimir Putin.
  • Sweden has taken steps for posts on social media that picture the YPG/PKK terror organization’s so-called flag and its convicted ringleader, Abdullah Ocalan, that were projected onto buildings in Stockholm, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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