Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – March 9, 2023


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


A clash erupted between Georgian police and protesters on the second day of protests against a “foreign agents” bill, local media reported Wednesday.


Ankara “strongly condemned” an anti-Türkiye act by ringleaders and supporters of the PKK/PYD/YPG terrorist group in the European Parliament building, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.


The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday against a resolution directing the Biden administration to withdraw all US troops from Syria.


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday it is of critical importance to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which is set to expire on March 18.


Russia’s offensive to seize additional Ukrainian territory is unlikely to lead to major battlefield gains, the head of US intelligence said Wednesday amid raging hostilities in eastern Ukraine.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Republican US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy should come to Ukraine to see “what’s happening” on the ground. The House speaker said he does not have plans to visit Ukraine.


The EU’s foreign policy chief on Wednesday proposed to supply Ukraine with an immediate €1 billion ($1.05 billion) worth of ammunition from member states’ reserves.


A Turkish delegation will visit Russia’s capital next week for technical talks ahead of a planned meeting of the Turkish, Russian, Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers, Türkiye’s foreign minister said Wednesday.


The US on Wednesday announced the release of a Saudi engineer from Guantanamo Bay who was suspected of being a member of Al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.


British Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Wednesday continued to defend the country’s controversial illegal migrant legislation, saying the government is not “breaking the law.”


The implementation plan of a European Union proposal for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia will be discussed at a meeting next week in North Macedonia, Kosovo’s prime minister said Wednesday.


Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed bilateral ties and the supply of energy to Europe during a meeting Wednesday with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits, who arrived in the capital Baku on an official visit.


Source: Anadolu Agency