Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – June 14, 2022

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska and Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov resigned Monday after their party withdrew from the coalition government last week, the country's national news agency reported.

Türkiye's foreign minister on Monday reiterated his country's support for a two-state solution in Cyprus, emphasizing the need to launch talks between the two sides as equal sovereign states.

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic on Monday described the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine as a "catastrophic" war that affected European citizens the most.

Stockholm is taking Türkiye's concerns about Sweden and Finland's applications to join NATO "very seriously," the Swedish prime minister said Monday.

A group of US senators has announced an agreement on a "commonsense, bipartisan proposal" to address gun violence following a pair of mass shootings that shocked the nation.

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Monday that she will not stand for a second four-year term for the position she has held since 2018.

Israeli settler leaders have prepared a plan to establish a huge "national park" in the occupied West Bank, Israeli media reported Monday.

Ukraine needed a stockpile of howitzers, drones, tanks and other heavy weaponry “to end the war,” an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday.

More than 120 schools in the Spanish region of Extremadura are allowing students to go home early from Monday due to extremely hot temperatures.

Britain’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision that asylum seekers can be flown to Rwanda in a controversial scheme.

Türkiye will start transferring 10 million cubic meters of natural gas daily from the Sakarya Gas Field in the Black Sea to the national transmission system in the first quarter of 2023, the country’s president said Monday.

Argentine authorities on Monday ordered the passports of Iranian nationals to be withheld after their plane was seized at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires.

The British government published a new bill Monday that changes the Northern Ireland Protocol “unilaterally” and removes the checks on a variety of goods transported from the rest of the UK.

The US vowed Monday to maintain diplomatic pressure on North Korea "until the regime in Pyongyang changes course" amid repeated ballistic missile tests and fears of a potential new nuclear test.

EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic on Monday warned the UK against unilaterally changing the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Brexit Agreement.

At least 50 people were killed when armed insurgents attacked a northern district of Burkina Faso over the weekend, the government confirmed Monday.

The US is still planning for President Joe Biden to visit Israel and Saudi Arabia, the White House said Monday.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday criticized the UK's attempt to unilaterally change the protocol regulating trade with Northern Ireland after Brexit.

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory said Monday that the global community must urgently explore new ways of ensuring Israel’s compliance with international law.

Source: Anadolu Agency