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Erdogan commented on the accusations because of the situation with the Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the accusations against Ankara in connection with the possibility of deprivation of the Hagia Sophia and the status of the Museum are attacks on the sovereignty of the country.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The decision will be announced within 15 days. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT.

Erdoğan made his first foreign visit after the pandemic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived on Thursday with working visit in Qatar, this trip was the first foreign visit of the Turkish leader since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus, reported the Qatari news Agency QNA.

Earlier, the Qatari news Agency reported that the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will accept Erdogan on Thursday night "to discuss ways to strengthen strategic relations and the latest developments in the region and in the world."

Media reported about the possibility of the United States to buy Russian s-400 from Turkey

The US may be able to buy Russian s-400 from Turkey, thanks to the amendment to the draft law on budget allocations for national defence in 2021 (NDAA). It is reported by Defense News.

According to the information portal, the appropriate amendment was proposed by Republican Senator John Thune. In turn, a critic of the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations Jean Rish has proposed an amendment that would give the administration trump the authority to impose sanctions against Ankara for 30 days after the adoption of the law the NDAA in accordance with CAATSA (the law "On combating the enemies of America by sanctions").

Coercion to peace. Another country ready to fight in Libya

Egypt Libya threatened war if the shared border there is a terrorist threat. At the same time, Cairo called on the Libyan factions to stop the confrontation and to sit down at the negotiating table. There was a lull. But not because of threats and peace initiatives of the Egyptians, and because of renewed Russo-Turkish negotiations. Is there a way out of the Libyan deadlock, understood to RIA Novosti.

"Egypt and Libya is one country. We have common interests, common security and stability. If the Libyan people will be asked to intervene, Cairo will help. The invasion of Egypt in Libya will protect the shared border from terrorists. This goal gives our actions international legitimacy. You need to end the bloodshed," said Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the inspection units of the national army stationed at the border.

Macron said that Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya

Turkey plays a dangerous game in Libya, said the President of France Emmanuel macron.

"Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya, and I told the President (Turkey Tayyip) Erdogan," said macron at a joint press conference with President of Tunisia Kais said.

Lavrov discussed with the foreign Minister of Cyprus the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

At the initiative of the Cypriot side held a telephone conversation of Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, said the foreign Ministry.

"I held a detailed exchange of views on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean. Special attention was given to the promotion of Cypriot settlement, including the role of the UN in this process", - reported on the website of the foreign Ministry.

The head of the EU foreign Ministers will discuss relations with Turkey

The EU foreign Ministers intend to consider the whole complex of relations with Turkey amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean over Ankara's plans to carry out exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons off the coast of Greece and Cyprus, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell.

"At the next foreign Affairs Council we will discuss our relations with Turkey, taking into consideration all aspects of these complex relationships," said Borrell at the end of a video conference of European Ministers of foreign Affairs.

Erdogan announced the easing of restrictive measures in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new easing from June 10 to restrictive measures imposed in the country because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.

Quarantine restrictions in Turkey has been severely weakened since June 1, the government lifted the ban on long-distance rides, the restaurants, pools, beaches, parks, gymnasiums, kindergartens.

Erdogan said the agreement with the US on Libya

Turkey and the United States reached agreement on Libya, said the President of the Republic Tayyip Erdogan on the results of his telephone conversation with his us counterpart Donald trump.

"Today we discussed with the trump events in the region, especially Libya, in the United States worried about her. We have confirmed that now everything is successful, said all the details of what is happening there. Between Turkey and the United States could begin a new period regarding Libya. We reached certain agreements. But you will need to discuss this with a respected (Russian President) Vladimir Putin. Perhaps it will be negotiations," Erdogan said in a TV channel TRT.

Erdogan has accused the PKK of involvement in the unrest in the United States

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed by phone with his American counterpart Donald trump the unrest in the United States, saying that the organizers can have links to the Kurdistan workers ' party and the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds (PKK/YPG), said the administration of the President of Turkey

"Today, a telephone conversation between our President and President Donald trump. Our President shared with his companion fears that the elements behind the violence and looting in the US, have ties with the terrorist organization PKK/YPG, which is active in Northern Syria," the statement reads.