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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2023

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

• The leader of Danish far-right party, Stram Kurs (Hard Line), burned a copy of the Holy Quran in the Swedish capital.

• Türkiye's foreign minister said racism and hate crimes do not count as freedom of thought as he criticized Sweden for granting a permit for the burning.

• Iran strongly condemned the burning of Islam’s holy book and called it an attempt to stoke hatred and violence against Muslims.

• The US Justice Department searched President Joe Biden’s home in the American state of Delaware and found six additional classified documents, according to his personal attorney.

• Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group staged another provocative demonstration in the Swedish capital.

• Ukrainian troops will start training on the use of German-made Leopard 2 tanks, according to Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

• Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema held its first political rally since a ban imposed in 2016 was lifted earlier this month.

• Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv against planned judicial reform by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

• Tens of thousands participated in an anti-government protest in Madrid, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

• Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sacked army chief Julio Cesar de Arruda, according to media reports.

• Peru closed its famed Machu Picchu tourist site amid anti-government protests, with hundreds of tourists stranded in the district, the state news agency reported.

Source: Anadolu Agency