ISTANBUL

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

Turkish security forces launched another anti-terrorism operation in the east. The operation, Eren Abluka-13 (Mus-Senyayla) Martyr Gendarmerie Lt. Ismail Moray, started in Mus province with 565 security personnel, according to the Interior Ministry.

As Turkiye and Azerbaijan enjoy strong, deep-rooted relations, the Turkish president stressed the two countries’ “strategic alliance” was cemented by last year’s declaration in the wake of Azerbaijan’s victory in a regional conflict with Armenia.

May 28, Azerbaijan’s Independence Day, is one of the brightest pages in the country’s history and a source of pride for every Azerbaijani, the country’s envoy to Ankara told Anadolu Agency.

At least 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the war in Ukraine. Approximately 250 Russian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours, according to a statement by the Ukrainian General Staff.

German and French leaders called on the Russian president to agree to “an immediate cease-fire and a withdrawal of Russian troops” from Ukraine in a three-way phone call.

At least 31 people were reportedly killed during a stampede at a church charity event in southern Nigeria.

The US’ biggest gun lobby gathered Friday for its annual meeting in Houston, Texas, days after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde stoked a fervent push to reduce gun violence and enforce firearms laws across the country.

The Turkish Embassy in the South African capital of Pretoria offered free breakfasts and meals to those who wish to taste Turkish traditional dishes as part of the Turkish Cuisine Week.

Director Ruben Ostlund’s new movie “Triangle of Sadness” (Huzun Ucgeni), co-produced by the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 to win the 2022 UEFA Champions League (UCL) title.

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