Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia, the burning of the temple in Nantes, the demolitions of monuments in the West are a blow not only to abandon Christianity in Europe but also in Russia, and the best lesson from this – to preserve their own civilization and culture, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenograd Savva (Tutunov).
"Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia... the burning of the temple in Nantes (not the first burning of the temple in France for a year, not to mention other anti-Christian actions)... Someone will say, perhaps even with some smile: this otvetka for Europe's abandonment of Christianity. What are you laughing at? Over our common tragedy laugh!" - posted by Bishop Savva in his Telegram channel.
Ankara expresses its satisfaction at the approval of new measures on ceasefire in the Donbass, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Turkey Hami Aksoy on Sunday.
The meeting of the contact group was held on Wednesday in the video. The press service of the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk national Republic declared that the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass agreed to additional measures to monitor the ceasefire, which come into effect from July 27.
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy condemned the reaction of the Greek authorities on the first namaz in a mosque of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the rally in Thessaloniki, which participants burned a Turkish flag.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not a manifestation of strength and proof of the weakness of Turkey. According to him, Turkey violates the peace, "challenging the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and insulting the culture of the XXI century through such actions."
The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region, two days after Turkish alerts about research in the area of the island of kastellorizo remains stable, the Greek government is watching the situation and taking measures on all fronts, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.
The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. Turkey has called the claims of Greece regarding the seismic studies to be unfounded.
Units of the Libyan national army led by Khalifa the Haftarot should move away from Sirte and Jury, otherwise against them will be initiated the military operation, said the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the LDF under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftorah, which cooperates with sitting on the East by the Parliament. The NTC supports Turkey, and LNA - Egypt.
Turkish foreign Minister replied to the President of France on the word about the "brain death" to NATO about the incident off the coast of Libya and about the "dangerous game" being waged by Turkey in Libya.
The President of France Emmanuel macron said that the incident between the frigates Turkey and France off the coast of Libya is a demonstration of "brain death" of NATO. The French leader also harshly criticized Turkey's actions in Libya, calling them "dangerous game."
A delegation consisting of the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Finance and Treasury Berat of Albayrak, head of the national intelligence organization, Hakan Fidan, as well as Advisor to Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin arrived in Tripoli, said the Ministry.
Ankara, cooperating with the NTC of Libya, not announced the visit of its delegation to the country.
"Cairo initiative" on the Libyan resolution unconvincing and insincere, said the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
On Saturday in Cairo, met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed by telephone the coronavirus and the gradual restoration of cooperation, said the foreign Ministry.
"The parties discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries in various fields at the backdrop of a gradual reduction in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the world. Agreed to maintain close coordination in the process of gradual restoration of bilateral cooperation", - stated in the message.