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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Jan. 1, 2023

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

Türkiye's foreign minister said his country’s second meeting with the Syrian regime could come in mid-January

Anadolu Agency complied a list of important developments and turning points concerning Syria in 2022 that includes Türkiye’s anti-terror Operation Claw-Sword, the PKK/YPG terror group’s attacks on civilian settlements, the economic crisis areas under the control of the Assad regime and the meeting between defense ministers and intelligence chiefs of Türkiye, Russia and the regime in Moscow.

Türkiye’s president said his country contributed to establishing global peace, tranquility and security in 2022, with its roles in the Black Sea grain initiative and mediation in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Russia and Ukraine released more than 200 prisoners of war on New Year’s Eve.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved guidelines on the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the Kremlin.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died at his Vatican residence at age 95.

Sweden will take over the rotating EU Council presidency from the Czech Republic on Jan. 1.

Croatia will join Europe's passport-free Schengen area Jan. 1, becoming the 27th member of the continent's borderless travel area.

North Korea fired three suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, the South Korean military claimed.

Canada said it will ask passengers coming from China, Hong Kong and Macao to submit temporary negative coronavirus tests ahead of their flights to the country.

Israel detained 130 Palestinian journalists in 2022, with 20 reporters still in custody, according to a local NGO.

Source: Anadolu Agency