Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Sept. 18, 2022

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


World leaders at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit appreciated Türkiye’s role in de-escalating tensions in the Russia-Ukraine war, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


“Almost all of the leaders I met especially thanked us for the role we played in reducing tensions in the Russia-Ukraine war. They said, ‘We really appreciate and congratulate you for your role here,’” Erdogan told reporters on the presidential plane en route to New York from Uzbekistan.


The Turkish Communications Directorate released a new book, UN Reform: A New Approach to International Cooperation, explaining the rationale behind Ankara’s initiative to reform the body and its Security Council.


Meanwhile, Türkiye “strongly” condemned a US decision to lift an arms embargo on the Greek Cypriot administration.


Two more ships left Ukrainian ports under the historic Istanbul grain export deal, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.


Paris’ famous landmarks, the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles, will turn off their lights before the evening alongside the Eiffel Tower as a symbolic gesture to conserve energy, France’s culture minister announced.


Poland opened a new canal that was built so ships do not have to get permission from Russia to pass from the Baltic Sea to the port of the Vistula Lagoon.


An Anadolu Agency team captured footage of Ukraine’s Kupiansk city that Kyiv took back from the Russian forces.


Senegal’s President Macky Sall reshuffled his Cabinet and sacked nearly one dozen ministers hours after naming Amadou Ba to the prime minister’s post.


Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance in Tehran amid reports of his failing health.


As many as 282 Azerbaijani soldiers were wounded in clashes with Armenian forces between Monday and Wednesday, according to the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry.


In sports, Manchester City took over the top spot in the English Premier League after a 3-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in week 7.


Source: Anadolu Agency