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Erdoğan to embark on 1st foreign visits to Turkish Cyprus, Azerbaijan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to embark on his first foreign visits following his reelection in the May 28 polls to Turkish Cyprus and Azerbaijan, in a bid to discuss bilateral ties and steps to improve cooperation.

In his first visit on June 12, Erdoğan will meet with Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar and Prime Minister Ünal Üstel.

Bulgarian PM: Increase in Pensions, Social Payments are Guaranteed, No Troops to Ukraine

"Regarding the budget, what the finance minister told me is that some of the planned expenses will not be realized, not because someone will stop them, but because there is no readiness for them. However, we guarantee that there will be an increase in pensions, we also guarantee the social payments that were planned in the budget presented by the Cabinet".

When Erdogan allowed his officials to talk to Greeks

Despite his professed intransigence and publicly stated refusal to meet with then-Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apparently allowed communication between his officials and their Greek counterparts in order to avoid a major crisis between the two countries, Nikos Dendias, foreign minister in the 2019-23 Mitsotakis government, told Kathimerini.

Russians: Out of 200 Asylum Applications in Bulgaria only 8 were Approved

From February 24 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine, until April of this year, more than 200 applications were submitted to the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees requesting the granting of political asylum to citizens of the Russian Federation. Of these, only 8 were approved, according to data from the emigrant organization "For Free Russia", founded in Bulgaria.

Donald Trump has 37 Indictments

Former US President Donald Trump has 37 indictments, including 31 for violating the Espionage Act. The indictment alleges that Trump kept documents containing nuclear secrets and military plans in a bathroom at his Florida mansion.

The 49-page indictment was released last night by the Justice Department and details how Trump stored boxes of classified documents in various locations.

Vucic: Pristina must make concessions for Serbs to take part in new elections

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday Pristina must make concessions to ensure Serbs in the north of Kosovo-Metohija participate in new elections there.

"Serbs (in the north of Kosovo-Metohija) are always ready to talk, but you have to offer them something," Vucic told Reuters in an interview.