Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – May 4, 2023


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

Ukraine on Wednesday denied any involvement in an attack on the Kremlin, which the Russian presidency defined as a “terrorist” attempt by Kyiv.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed doubt Wednesday over reports of a drone attack on the Kremlin and said he would take anything coming from Moscow “with a very large shaker of salt.”

Poland runs the risk of “playing itself out” by making demands on Russia for reparations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday for the first visit by an Iranian leader to the Arab country in more than a decade.

Türkiye, Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime plan to hold a quadrilateral meeting on May 10 in Moscow, the Turkish foreign minister announced Wednesday.

The deputy defense ministers of Türkiye, Russia and Ukraine are expected to hold a meeting in Istanbul on Friday to discuss the extension of the Black Sea grain deal, which is set to expire later this month, the Turkish defense chief said.

The White House on Wednesday welcomed the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, who have been holding peace talks in the US.

Türkiye’s largest warship TCG Anadolu, which was built indigenously, opened to visitors at Alsancak Port in the Aegean city of Izmir on Wednesday.

On a visit to Kenya, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for immediate action to end the crisis in nearby Sudan.

The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday by 25 basis points.

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