Turkey Coup Anniversary


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the government is preparing for various festivities and commemoration ceremonies on the anniversary of last year’s coup attempt on July 15, with focus on public resistance to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) that ensured the coup failed.

Festivities will include seminars and activities that will last for a week. Democracy watches, nationwide rallies that took place for a month after the coup attempt at almost every square around the nation to protest the coup plotters and reaffirm determination to protect democracy, will take place throughout the week.

The seventh round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

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A fresh round of UN-sponsored Syria peace talks will begin on 10 July in Geneva, with delegations expected to arrive in Switzerland as of 9 July. UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he intended to convene further talks in August and September. De Mistura added meetings on constitutional and legal issues will continue alongside the formal sessions.

The last round of UN-sponsored peace talks finished on 19 May with De Mistura telling the UN Security Council that “important gaps remain between the parties on major issues,” not least the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. The opposition insists Assad must leave power as part of any peace deal but the government has rejected the demand.

G20 summit 2017 to be held in Hamburg

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press center and city view with two locations, Hamburg

Hamburg will host the twelfth G20 Summit on the 7th and 8th of July, 2017. More than twenty Heads of State or Government as well as representatives of international organisations will meet at the Messehallen Convention Centre.

A major trade hub, Hamburg boasts Europe’s third-largest port, cutting-edge architecture, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a history of international relations.

Syrian Peace Talks in Astana

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The next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana has been scheduled for 4-5 July. The talks between Russia and Iran, which back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the war, and Turkey, a supporter of rebel forces, are expected to discuss the details of what is now known as the ‘safe zones’ agreement, which was signed by these parties in Astana on 4 May. According to Russian FM Lavrov, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will take part in the Russian-backed talks.

Donald Trump’s visit to Poland

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Polish officials are hailing an upcoming visit by Donald Trump, with Poland’s defense minister calling it a “huge success” for the government and another official celebrating the unexpectedness of a U.S. president stopping in Warsaw before Paris, London or Berlin.

Trump visits Poland for one day – en route to a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany – to take part in a gathering of leaders from central Europe, Baltic states and the Balkans, an event convened by Poland to bolster regional trade and infrastructure.

Brussels diplomats view the July 6 gathering, dubbed the Three Seas summit because the countries involved border the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas.

NATO Defence ministers meet in Brussels

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Meetings of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of defence ministers are to take place be held at Nato headquarters in Brussels.

They will be chaired by the secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.

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.