Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – May 15, 2021


ANKARA

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

The G7 countries called on Russia to end its war against Ukraine, pledging strong support for Kyiv.

“We are steadfast in our support for Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war of aggression and reiterate our constant call on Russia to put an end to the war it started and to end the suffering and loss of life it continues to cause,” the G7 nations said in a joint statement.

The West has declared a hybrid war on Russia, the consequences of which will be felt by everyone without exception, according to the Russian foreign minister.

The leaders of Russia and Finland discussed the issue of Helsinki’s admission to NATO and its possible effects on relations between the two countries.

Germany accused Russia of waging a “grain war,” endangering global food security. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Moscow was consciously trying to expand the Ukraine war in the world, particularly in Africa.

A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo city in the US state of New York on Saturday afternoon, killing multiple people, according to reports.

Liverpool won the 2022 English FA Cup as they beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties. The Reds won the Emirates FA Cup for the first time since 2006 and claimed it for the eighth time in history.

SpaceX launched a total of 53 Starlink satellites into space from the US state of California.

Thousands of pro-independence Scots marched in Glasgow demanding a second referendum on separation from the UK.

The UN Human Rights chief expressed shock at Israeli authorities’ use of force at the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, urging for a prompt and transparent probe into the use of Israeli force when she was killed.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the US announced that they are committed to facilitating resilient global supply chains.

Citing security reasons, police in Somalia announced a curfew in the capital Mogadishu ahead of the country’s long-delayed presidential election scheduled for Sunday.

The Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents attended the opening ceremony of the Rize-Artvin Airport in northern Turkiye, one of the five airports in the world built on the sea.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a tripartite meeting with his Swedish and Finnish counterparts on their applications for seeking NATO membership.​​​​​​​

Finland and Sweden should stop supporting the PKK/YPG terrorist organization, Cavusoglu said as the two Scandinavian countries mull entering NATO.



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