Turkye sê NAVO-hoopvolles moet 'saamwerk' om terrorisme te beveg – volg regstreeks

Turkye sê NAVO-hoopvolles moet 'saamwerk' om terrorisme te beveg - volg regstreeks
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President Zelensky ontmoet Amerikaanse amptenare

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan today spoke to Swede’s prime minsiter Magdalena Andersson to outline his expectations from Stockholm regarding its bid for Nato membership in relation to his concerns about terrorist organisations.

His demands included introducing concrete steps to address Turkye’s apprenhensions about people linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) living in Sweden.

In a phone call, Mr Erdogan also said an arms exports embargo imposed on Turkey after its Syria incursion in 2019 should be lifted, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join Nato on Wednesday, volgende Rusland’s invasion of Oekraïne.

Turkey surprised Nato allies last week by objecting to the two countries’ membership, but Western leaders have expressed confidence that Ankara’s objections will not be a roadblock to the Nato accession process.

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto said he also held “open and direct” talks with his Turkish counterpart today to discuss its own Nato bid.

After the call, Mr Niinisto tweeted: “I stated that as Nato allies Finland and Turkey will commit to each other’s security and our relationship will thus grow stronger. Finland condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Close dialogue continues.”

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Damaged Russian tanks put on display in Kyiv

People view a Russian tank and armoured vehicles that have been put on display in Saint Michaels Square for public viewing in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

Following Russia’s retreat from areas around the city, signs of normal life have returned to Kyiv, with residents taking advantage of shortened curfew hours, businesses reopening, and foreign countries returning their diplomats.

Emily Atkinson21 Mei 2022 17:17
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Ankara needs to see cooperation on terrorism for Nato bids, Erdogan tells Stoltenberg

Turkey’s President has told the cheif of the Nato military alliance that Ankara will not look positively on Sweden and Finland’s membership bids unless they clearly show cooperation on the fight against terrorism and other issues.

In a statement by the presidency on Saturday, Erdogan said he supported Nato’s open door policy.

In a tweet following the call, Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said the security concerns of all allies must be taken into account and talks need to continue to find a solution.

Emily Atkinson21 Mei 2022 17:00
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Russia’s ambassador to UN claims Ukraine paying for Western weaponry with grain

A top Russian official has expressed suspicion that Ukraine could be paying for European weapons with grain exports.

A tweet posted by Russia’s UK embassy, relaying comments made by Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, reads: “Grain is exported from Ukraine at very high pace, by rail and barges through Danube. Where to?

“We suspect it’s not for the needs of those starving in the global South, but rather ends up in European storages. This looks how is paying for Western weapons deliveries.”

Emily Atkinson21 Mei 2022 16:45
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Portugal’s PM pledges funds for Ukraine during visit to Kyiv

Portugal will provide financial assistance to Ukraine, it was announced at a meeting between the two heads of state.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky met Portuguese PM Antonio Costa in Kyiv.

Prior to the meeting, Mr Costa had visited Irpin in the Kyiv region to see the damage caused to the city by Russian invaders.

<p>Antonio Costa and Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv </bl>

Antonio Costa and Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv

The amount of money to be given by Portugal has yet to be publicised.

Mnr Zelensky gesê: “I appreciate the readiness to provide financial assistance to our country. Relevant agreements on Portugal’s provision of financial assistance will be formalised today at the governmental level.”

The pair also discussed the provision of further security assistance, post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, and bringing Russian war criminals to justice.

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 16:20
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Erdogan warns Nato hopeful Finland about ‘terror’ group

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto said he held “open and direct” talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan today to discuss Finland’s bid for Nato membership.

Verlede week, before the two Nordic nations submitted their applications, Mr Erdogan publicly questioned whether Finland and Sweden should be allowed to join the military alliance.

<p>Finnish president Sauli Niinisto </bl>

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto

During the call, Mr Erdogan told Mr Niinisto that overlooking terrorist organisations that pose a threat to a Nato member is not in the spirit of the alliance.

Mr Erdogan also said Ankara expected support for its fight against terrorist organisations that threaten its national security and people, according to a statement by the Turkish presidency.

After the call, Mr Niinisto tweeted: “I stated that as Nato allies Finland and Turkey will commit to each other’s security and our relationship will thus grow stronger. Finland condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Close dialogue continues.”

Mr Erdogan has also spoken to Magdalena Andersson to outline his expectations from Stockholm – including concrete steps to address Turkey’s concerns about people linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) living in Sweden.

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 16:00
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Turkey’s demands for Nato hopeful Sweden amid Ukraine war

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan told Sweden’s PM Magdalena Andersson today that Ankara expects concrete steps regarding its concerns about terrorist organisations, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

In a phone call, Mr Erdogan also said an arms exports embargo imposed on Turkey after its Syria incursion in 2019 should be lifted, according to Anadolu.

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join Nato on Wednesday, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

<p>Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan </bl>

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey surprised Nato allies last week by objecting to the two countries’ membership, but Western leaders have expressed confidence that Ankara’s objections will not be a roadblock to the Nato accession process.

Ankara says Sweden and Finland harbour people linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and followers of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.

Reuters

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 15:30
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War ‘killed 232 Ukrainian children and injured another 430

Ten minste 232 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion.

This number was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office.

'N Ander een 430 have been injured since Vladimir Putin launched the invasion on 24 Februarie, it added on Telegram.

The death and injury tolls per region are as follows: Donetsk –145, Kiev - 116, Kharkiv - 102, Chernihiv - 68, Kherson - 48, Luhansk - 48, Mykolaiv - 45, Zaporizhia - 28, Sumy - 17, city of Kyiv - 16, Zhytomyr - 15.

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 15:00
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Zelensky ‘convinced’ diplomacy will end invasion of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky said he is “convinced” that Ukraine will see an end to the Russian invasion via diplomacy.

The Ukrainian president said, in a televised interview alongside his wife Olena on the third anniversary of his inauguration, said that this is the only way that the “bloody” war will end.

Hy het gesê: “The victory will be difficult, it will be bloody and in battle, but its end will be in diplomacy. I am very convinced of this.

“There are things that we can’t bring to an end without sitting at the negotiation table. That’s how it is because we would like to get everything back, and Russia doesn’t want to give back anything.”

He said many Ukrainian pilots had died while transporting medication, food and water to the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol before the evacuation of Ukrainian troops started earlier this week.

Mnr Zelensky gesê: “Many of our pilots died heroically, knowing that flying to Azovstal was almost impossibleto bring medication, produce and water, and to evacuate the wounded.

“All of this was happening, details of which nobody could comment on officially.”

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 14:30
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‘At least 1.3m Ukrainians forcibly deported to Russia’

Meer as 1.3 million people – including almost a quarter of a million children – have been deported to Russian territory, according to a Ukrainian official.

This includes 17,306 people in the last 24 hours alone, Ukrainian parliament human rights commissioner Liudmyla Denisova announced on Telegram.

Sy het gese: “As of the morning of May 21, Russia has deported 1,377,925 people to its territory, insluitend 232,480 kinders. Over the last day – 17,306, insluitend 2,213 children.”

Meer as 32,000 people have been taken to a filtration camp in the village of Bezimenne, in the Novoazovsk district in southern Ukraine – close to the border with Russia – Ms Denisova said.

<p>Location of Novoazovsk</bl>

Location of Novoazovsk

Sy het gese: “It is impossible to determine how many of them ended up in torture chambers in the temporarily occupied territories due to ‘disloyalty’ to the Russian invaders and a ‘special operation.’”

Ms Denisova said that Russia’s claims that the Ukrainians have voluntarily resettled in Russian territory are false and that Ukraine has strong evidence of people being forcibly held at filtration camps before being taken to Russia.

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 14:15
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Rusland verbied amper 1,000 Amerikaners, insluitend Biden

Russia said today it was banning entry to 963 Americans including US president Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and CIA chief William Burns.

<p>President Joe Biden [C] and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken [R] </bl>

President Joe Biden [C] and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken [R]

Lamiat Sabin21 Mei 2022 13:33

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