45th Istanbul Music Festival


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The 45th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), kicked off on May 29 with the opening ceremony and concert at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center.

This year’s festival is taking place under the theme “Unusual” and will continue until June 21, with 29 concerts in 15 different venues.

The opening ceremony saw gratitude plaques presented to the supporters of the festival.

Russia hosts 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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The 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup Football tournament is scheduled to be held in Moscow. It is considered a prelude to the 2018 Fifa World Cup (see separate story). The Fifa Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by Fifa. It is contested by the winners of each of the six Fifa confederation championships (CAF, Conmebol, Uefa, AFC, OFC, Concacaf), along with the Fifa World Cup winner and the host country, to bring the number of teams up to eight.

United Kingdom general election, 2017

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The United Kingdom general election of 2017 is scheduled to take place on 8 June 2017. Each of the 650 parliamentary constituencies will elect one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament.

In line with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, an election had not been due until 7 May 2020, but a call for a snap election by Prime Minister Theresa May received the necessary two-thirds majority in a 522 to 13 vote in the House of Commons on 19 April 2017.

French Open tennis championships held in Paris

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The Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments and a highlight of the Paris social calendar, takes place on the clay courts of the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Black Sea Economic Co-operation Forum holds 25th anniversary summit

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Approaching its 25th Anniversary, the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) strives to bring greater added value to the region by developing and implementing projects for the common benefit of its Member States. In a rapidly changing global environment, taking practical and realistic steps to turn BSEC into a more dynamic and result-oriented organization which is more relevant and responsive to the needs of the peoples and countries of the region has become increasingly important.

Trump to visit Saudi Arabia

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President Trump announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first foreign country he visits as president, underscoring both the success of Saudi outreach to the new administration, and the determination of this President to recommit to the strategic alliance providing stability in an unstable region.

Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as US president will include Israel, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia.


Syrian peace talks to resume in Geneva

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“Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will reconvene the intra-Syrian talks under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on 16 May 2017. In this round and subsequent ones, he is looking forward to intensified work with invitees on the items on agenda of the talks, within the context of the overall framework of relevant Security Council resolutions.

As preparations for talks continue, the Special Envoy has reiterated his hope that the agreement reached last week in Astana among guarantors of the ceasefire announced on 29 December 2016 will be implemented in full, the statement said.

The inauguration of the Makron will be held

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The inauguration of the President of France Emmanuel Makron will be held on Sunday, May 14.

This was during the festive events dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, said the current head of state Francois Hollande.

Macron takes part in the celebrations along with Hollande.May 7, France was the second round of presidential elections.

Makron supported 66,10% of the voters. His rival, the leader of the far-right National front, marine Le Pen, scored 33,90% of the vote.

Baseball World Classic 2017

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The 2017 Baseball World Classic will be the 4th time the tournament is held. It will be held from March 9 to 22. Of the 16 teams participating, two will be making their first appearance in the World Baseball Classic: Colombia and Israel. Dominican Republic are the defending champions from 2013.

The participating teams are: Canada, China, Chinese, Cuba, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea, United States, Venezuela, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Israel.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi for Syria talks


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president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on May 3 in Sochi, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

The two leaders are expected to discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Erdoğan previously visited Russia on May 10 and came together with Putin as part of the High-Level Cooperation Council (HLCC) meeting in Moscow.