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International relations – Armament – Terrorism

Armament – Germany: Determined to become a geopolitical actor In Germany, the coalition government and the main opposition party have agreed to increase the country’s defence budget to 100 billion euros. After Russia invaded Ukraine, many EU countries, especially Germany, decided to raise their defence expenditures. (May 30, 2022)

EU sanctions – Russia: Sanctions continue to be applied to Russia. EU leaders decided to cut 90 per cent of oil imports from Russia and remove Sberbank from the SWIFT system. The embargo covers Russian oil taken by sea (two-thirds of the total oil imported from Russia). Oil imports from Russia via pipeline were exempted from sanctions. Apart from this, an additional defence investment of 200 billion euros and a budget of 300 billion euros for RePowerEU will be allocated to find energy solutions. Close cooperation will be made with the African Union on food safety, and African countries will be supported, especially in agricultural production. It imposed a broadcast ban on 3 media outlets belonging to the Russian state. Ukraine will receive new exceptional macro-financial assistance of up to 9 billion euros in 2022. The ‘import duties’ on all Ukraine’s exports to the EU will be suspended for one year. In June, EU membership applications for Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia will be discussed. (May 31, 2022) 

Energy-Russia-Netherlands: Russia cut off gas flow to the Netherlands, which refuses to pay in rubles, (31 May 2022)

USA – China: With US President Joe Biden’s promise to protect Taiwan against Chinese attacks, the tension between the two superpowers reached its peak with the surprise visit of a US delegation to Taiwan. China’s reaction to the successive moves from the USA was harsh and intimidated both Taiwan and the USA with 30 warplanes. (May 31, 2022)

Russia – sanctions: Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit in the EU Court against the sanctions decisions of the European Union (EU) against him. (31 May 2022)

Switzerland -Ukraine: Switzerland vetoed Denmark’s request to send Swiss-made armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine, citing its policy of neutrality. (June 1, 2022)

Armament -Germany – Ukraine: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that they will give the modern IRIS-T air defence systems to Ukraine and said, “With this, we will ensure that a whole city of Ukraine is defended against Russian air attacks”. Emphasizing that the air defence system to be given to Ukraine is “the most modern air defence system that Germany has”, Scholz said that Ukraine will also be provided with a radar system that can detect mortars and artillery rockets. Faced with criticism for his reluctance to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons, Scholz announced that Germany has so far sent 15 million shells, 100,000 hand grenades and more than 5,000 anti-tank mines to Ukraine. (June 1, 2022)

 Enerji – Rusya -Almanya: Rus enerji devi Gazprom, Polonya, Bulgaristan, Finlandiya, Danimarka ve Hollanda’dan sonra Almanya’ya yakıt sağlayan Shell’e de doğalgaz tedarikini tamamen durdurduğunu açıkladı. (1 Haziran 2022)

USA – China – Taiwan: Biden’s words, stating that a possible attack by China on Taiwan will not be different from the invasion of Russia and that he will defend Taiwan ‘militarily’, caused tension between the two countries, while the new strategy of the USA is the USA. increased the likelihood of a military confrontation between China and e USA. (June 1, 2022)

The USA – Russia – Ukraine: U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a new $700 million weapons package for Ukraine that will include high mobility artillery rocket systems, which can accurately hit targets as far away as 80 km (50 miles). (June 1, 2022)

Russia – USA – Ukraine: Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov, reacting to the Washington administration’s decision to supply advanced missile systems to Ukraine, said, “We believe that the United States deliberately fueled the fire. The US arms supply contributed to the awakening of the Kyiv’s desire for peace talks” he said. (June 1, 2022)

Armament – ​​Greece – Ukraine: Greece donates old armoured vehicles to Ukraine.                (June 1, 2022)

EU – Poland – Ukraine: Poland will support the transport of agricultural products from Ukraine to abroad. In this context, Poland will receive funding from the EU to export grain products from Ukraine to the Middle East, Africa and other countries and to carry out infrastructure works. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said: “Poland will be the economic centre for Ukraine. We will start working from today,” he said. (June 1, 2022)

China – USA: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Cao Licien warned the US, saying that Taiwan is an integral part of China: “Recently, we see that the USA has increased its initiatives on Taiwan, constantly developing bills. These violate the principle of ‘one China. The United States should cut off all official contacts with Taiwan, stop negotiating official agreements with a sovereign overtone, and stop the separatist forces from defending Taiwan’s independence. should avoid giving false signals.” (June 2, 2022)

EU – Russia Sanctions: European Parliament (EP) President Roberta Metsola announced that Russian company representatives are banned from entering the EP. (June 2, 2022)

Russia – EU – Sanctions: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, speaking about the EU’s decision, warned that there may be a big deficit in the European Union’s petroleum products and said, “European consumers will suffer the most from this decision.”                (June 2, 2022)

EU- Russian Orthodox Church: – The European Union removed the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill from the list of the 6th package of sanctions against Russia, upon Hungary’s objection. In the sixth sanction package, it was proposed to freeze the assets of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill and be included in the new sanction package. (June 2, 2022)

UE-Danimarca: la Danimarca ha deciso di aderire alle politiche di sicurezza e difesa comuni dell’Unione Europea (UE) con un referendum storico. Nel referendum, il 67 per cento delle persone ha votato in questa direzione. La Danimarca può ora essere coinvolta nelle missioni militari dell’UE. (2 giugno 2022)

Armament – Sweden – Ukraine: Sweden has announced that it will provide about 95 million euros worth of military aid to Ukraine. (June 2, 2022)

Russia – USA-EU-NATO: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: “The hybrid war waged by the West has created an opportunity for cooperation with China” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russia due to the Ukraine war offer new opportunities to develop pragmatic cooperation with Beijing in the fields of investment and finance. (June 2, 2022)

USA – Cuba: The USA has lifted all flight bans to Cuba. (June 2, 2022)

Energy – Russia – Germany: Russian energy giant Gazprom announced that it has completely stopped supplying natural gas to Shell, which provides fuel to Germany after Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands. (June 1, 2022)

Armament – ​​terrorism – USA: A gun attack was carried out on a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Four people died in the attack. It was announced that the attacker, who was carrying a rifle and pistol, also died at the scene. Finally, last week, 19 children and 2 teachers were killed in an attack on a primary school. (June 2, 2022)

Energy – Germany – Russia: Chancellor Scholz pledges independence from Russian gas German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to end the dependency on Russian gas in a statement after the Prime Ministers’ Summit with the chancellors of 16 states.                (Friday, June 3, 2022)

France – USA – EU – NATO- Russia – Ukraine: French President Emmanuel Macron criticized the attitude of the Western world towards Russia. “The situation is tough, so I put a lot of time and energy into it,” Macron said. It is not to humiliate Russia. When the war is over, we can find a way out with the help of diplomacy,” he said.                   (4 June 2022)

Terror – Nigeria: A Catholic church in Nigeria was attacked during mass.  21 people were killed and 40 people injured in the attack. (05 June 2022)

Armament – terror – America: The crowd opened fire in Philadelphia, USA. Three people were killed and 11 injured in the attack. (June 5, 2022)

Germany – Hitler:  The letters of the doctor who examined the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler for 10 years, have emerged. It was noted in the letters that Hitler had a “fear of serious illness. In Von Eicken’s letters, it was striking that Hitler never questioned his actions that led to the deaths of millions. ”.(June 5, 2022)


Colombian:  Gustavo Petro, the ex-guerrilla, won the first round of the presidential election differently In the Colombian presidential elections, marked by the people’s demand for “change”, the left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro, a member of the former guerrilla movement, managed to get more than 40 per cent of the votes. If Petro is elected, he will take office as the first left-wing president in the country’s history. The presidential election will continue with a runoff on 19 June, as one of the candidates fails to pass 50 per cent of the vote. (30 May 2022)


Corona Virus: After the number of coronavirus cases started to rise again, it was decided to remove the quarantine, which was implemented in Shanghai, China, about 2 months ago, in low-risk areas. (30 May 2022)

Monkeypox Virus: The first death from the monkeypox virus occurred in Africa, Nigeria. (30 May 2022)

Cigarette: The sale of electronic cigarettes is banned in Mexico. June 1, 2022

Monkeypox measure in Nigeria: Sales of wild animal meat banned Nigeria has banned the sale of wild animal meat in an effort to prevent the spread of the monkeypox virus. (June 2, 2022)

WHO – Monkeypox: The World Health Organization announced that the monkeypox virus, which has spread to 27 countries, has been detected in 780 people so far. (June 5, 2022)

Human rights

Belgium: In Belgium, any sexual intercourse that takes place without the consent of the person is included in the scope of ‘rape’. With the new regulation, the definition of rape was changed and the penalty for the crime was doubled. Adult sex work was gradually decriminalized, and sexual intercourse was prohibited for those under the age of 16. (June 1, 2022)

Natural disasters

Earthquake – China: 4 people lost their lives and 14 people were injured in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Chichuan province of China. (June 1, 2025)

Natural disaster -Brazil: It was reported that the loss of life increased to 126 in the flood and landslide disaster that occurred as a result of heavy rains in Brazil, and 2 people were missing. (June 2, 2022)

Discovery – Australia: World’s largest plant discovered off the coast of Australia: the size of 20,000 football fields (June 1, 2022)

Historical discovery: 250 mummies and 150 statues found in archaeological excavations in the historical Saqqara region, which was used as a settlement in ancient Egypt and where the royal tombs are located, were introduced to the press for the first time at a ceremony held in Cairo. (June 1, 2022)


Guinness: 22-year-old Pebbles, a Toy Fox Terrier breed living in the US state of South Carolina, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the “oldest dog in the world”. (31 May 2022)

Guinness:  The 632-meter-long glass bridge in Vietnam entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest glass bridge in the world. (30 May 2022)

Royal family

England – Queen of England II. Special Platinum Jubilee celebrations were held for Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne. (June 2-5)

England – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, came to England together after a long time for Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who left their senior royal family membership and went to America, attended an event with the family, hand in hand again after a two-year hiatus.

Harry and Meghan, who did not refuse the invitation made by the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee, went to St. Paul’s Cathedral, and attended the Thanksgiving ceremony. The image of the couple did not match the image they displayed in public from the year they got married in 2018 until the decision to separate from the family in 2020. The couple, who also participated in public ceremonies, was applauded with displays of affection and became the centre of attention. This visit was the scene of a first. The Queen also met with her great-grandchildren. He met his namesake little Princess Lilibet… (June 2-4)

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