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Demonstrations and celebration events were held in many cities of European countries on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day.

In Greece, 1 May Labor and Solidarity Day was celebrated with broad participation.

With the call of the Confederation of Trade Unions (GSEE), the Confederation of Civil Servants Unions (ADEDY), and the Fighting Workers’ Front (PAME), thousands of people gathered in the center of the capital, Athens, to celebrate May 1.

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Workers, civil servants, retirees and students, who met in different parts of the city center in the early hours of the morning, walked towards the parliament building in Syntagma Square.

Dimitris Kuçumbas, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and Nikos Andrulakis, leader of the Movement for Change (KINAL), drew attention to the high cost of living in the country in recent years.

AZIZ NESIN’S POETRY READ

In the action, the poem “Don’t Talk Too Much” by Aziz Nesin was read in its Greek translation.

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It was also noteworthy that trade unionists from France, where nationwide demonstrations were held against the pension reform, participated in the protest in Athens.

In the capital, metro and tram workers went on strike for 24 hours within the scope of May 1, while bus workers stopped work at certain times during the day.

This is how Europe celebrated May 1 1 2Due to the 24-hour strike organized by the seafarers, the ships remained anchored in the ports.

Activists, who came together in many cities of the country, especially Thessaloniki, Crete and Patra, on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day, expressed their demands for workers’ rights.

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ENGLAND

Thousands of people in England gathered in Trafalgar Square, one of the city’s symbolic places, on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day.

Thousands of people gathered in different parts of the city in the morning hours and marched towards the square as a cortege.

The main march was formed here after the call of organizations such as the Railway, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), and the Equity union, which is affiliated with actors and artists, to gather in the Clerkenwell area of the city with the slogan “Everyone but the rich”.

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The crowd marching to Trafalgar Square, which is about 3 kilometers from here, chanted slogans expressing fair working conditions, demands for a raise over inflation, and the cost of living.

In his speech in Trafalgar, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said that May 1 is not just a workers’ day, but an important symbol for workers’ rights.

“Today we will speak out about inequality, better wages, better living conditions and a better world.” Lynch said that the democratic order is under attack.

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Criticizing the government’s anti-employee policies, Lynch pointed to the banner that reads “Happy and Glorious” for King Charles III’s coronation over the National Gallery in the square, adding, “It is a shame that our people are not happy and glorious.” said.

Lynch also criticized the government’s anti-immigrant stance, saying, “They blame the poor people of the world for the current state of the country.” used the phrase.

Employees in many industries. Reminding that he went on strike, Lynch said that the strikes would continue “until the country completely changes”.

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JUST STOP OIL GROUP TURNED TRAFFIC OFF

Equity General Secretary Paul Fleming stated in his speech that they have more than 40 thousand members from professional groups such as actors, street artists and animators, and said, “Like all unions, it is important for us to be strong and together for everyone to reach quality art. We believe that every artist should have a dignified working life.” he said.

Noting that the producers became billionaires and the artists struggled for better living conditions, Fleming said, “The money in the pocket of billionaires, the money people give to watch better broadcasts, the money they give to get better rail service, health care.” used the phrases.

Noting that they obtained many rights with the union initiative, Fleming said, “Today we are fighting together to protect our rights. The society we have now will be different tomorrow. That’s why we have to build a better world.” said.

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In the morning, Tarfalgar Square witnessed the traffic closure of the Just Stop Oil group, known for their actions against fossil fuels.

The Just Stop Oil group of about 30 people, who blocked the Cockspur street around the square to traffic, blocked the road and was not allowed to march by the police.

The group continued their walk on the sidewalk after meeting with the police. The closed traffic was reopened after about 1 hour of interruption.

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BULGARIA

Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (KNSB) and “Podkrepa” (Solidarity) Union organized concerts and marches in big cities on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day, which is an official holiday in Bulgaria.

KNSB blocked the traffic for a while at Kartallı Bridge Junction, one of the symbolic places of the city, at the end of the march organized in the capital Sofia with the slogan of “Unionization and Solidarity for Honorable Salary”

The Podkrepa (Solidarity) Union also organized a rock concert for the residents of Sofia after the march in the center of the capital.

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The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) also celebrated May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day as the “Feast of the Left Press”.

The pro-Russian BSP, which has 23 deputies in the 240-member parliament and carries out politics along the lines of the former Communist Party, traditionally organized political-musical events in Sofia and the country’s major cities.

BSP leader Korneliya Ninova, speaking at the party’s rally in Sofia’s Borisova Gradina Park, said: “We are fighting for better working conditions. Bulgaria is the European country with the lowest minimum and average wages. At the same time, we are the country with the highest death rate and occupational accident rate in Europe.” said.

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SPAIN

In Spain, workers marched this year demanding a “salary increase” in demonstrations held across the country on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day, which has not gone beyond a symbolic meaning in recent years.

The slogan of “reducing prices, increasing wages and sharing profits” was put forward in the 1 May demonstrations held in 73 cities with the organization of the country’s two largest labor unions, the General Union of Employees (UGT) and the Confederation of Trade Unions (CCOO).

In the manifesto prepared for May 1, “We need reasonable wages that grow at parameters equivalent to inflation and guarantee purchasing power. For this, the wage guarantee clause is a must.” it was said.

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Compared to previous years, 6 ministers from the left coalition government participated in the May Day demonstrations, which lost their social and political influence and took the form of celebration, and supported the workers.

In addition to being the second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz, who is also the leader of the newly formed “Sumar” party with the participation of left-wing small parties, criticized the fact that the wage hike for workers remained at 2.56 percent despite the inflation reaching up to 10.4 percent.

UGT and CCOO leaders, who participated in the demonstration in Madrid, reminded the negotiations with the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organizations (CEO), which have been carried out for about a year with the demand for a salary increase and which did not yield any positive results, and said, “There will either be an agreement on increasing salaries or in many European countries. The workers will go to the squares and go on a general strike as it is.” warned.

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According to the latest official data in Spain, as of March 2023, there are 3 million 127 thousand 999 unemployed people in the country with a rate of 13.27 percent.

According to the data of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Spain is one of the countries where the purchasing power has decreased due to inflation in 2022 and in many cases the salary increases due to the tax burden have disappeared.

In a study published in the country, it was stated that 1 out of every 8 working people make a living with a gross annual income of less than 10 thousand euros, and it was stated that despite the improvement in employment, 2.5 million workers live below the poverty line with the effect of high inflation.

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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

In Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, members of the Trade Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered in front of the parliament building on May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day.

Workers demanded improvement of their salaries and amendments to the law in this regard.

The crowd, who called for some changes in the internal trade law of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, invited the deputies to work.

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The workers, who complained about the political instability in the country, issued a statement saying that many problems could not be solved because of this and that their standards were declining.

The declaration included articles on increasing the minimum wage, making changes in the law on income tax and contributions.

KOSVA

A demonstration was held in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day.

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In the demonstration, attended by about 100 people, banners reading “Workers work, bosses win” and “Down with the patriarchal/capitalist state” were unfurled.

Pointing out the difficult working conditions of private sector workers in Kosovo, one of the organizers of the show, Bjeshka Guri, said, “Overtime work, no contract, minimum wage of 170 euros, unsafe workplaces, deaths, harassment, sexual crimes are not symptoms of a badly managed system, on the contrary, inequality against the working class. They are part of a well-designed system that is perpetuated by oppression and violence.” used the phrases.

While the demonstrators marching to the labor inspectorate building chanted “Freedom, equality, solidarity” in unison, they threw black and red smoke bombs at the building.

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In Kosovo, where May 1 is considered an official holiday, people flocked to picnic areas and touristic areas this year, as every year. The city of Prizren in the south of the country was filled with tourists from the Balkans for a day trip.

GERMANY

Marches and events were held in various cities of Germany on the occasion of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in a speech delivered by the German Trade Union Union (DGB) in the city of Koblenz, reiterated that they stand by Ukraine so that it can defend its freedom and territorial integrity, and said that the borders should not be changed by using violence.

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Referring to the Kovid-19 epidemic, Scholz stated that the pandemic is over and explained that the difficulties brought by the epidemic were overcome in solidarity.

Stating that they are in a special economic situation, Prime Minister Scholz noted that Germany will not have to struggle with unemployment for many years, perhaps more than ten years.

Stating that companies should find sufficient qualified personnel in the future, Scholz said, “Some say that the shortage of workers is a big problem of the future. I want to tell those who are concerned that we have prescriptions for what can be done about it.” said.

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Stating that more vocational training should be given to reduce the problem of skilled workers, Scholz called on companies to offer vocational training to young people.

According to the news of the German News Agency, it was stated that some people who attended the event booed and whistled Scholz.

While the central celebration of the DGB on May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day was held in Cologne, events were held in other states as well.

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A march was held in the capital Berlin on May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day, with the slogan “Uninterrupted Solidarity”.

German News Agency DPA reported that extreme left groups threw smoke bombs at a demonstration in Stuttgart, and the police used tear gas and batons against the demonstrators.

ITALY

In Italy, the country’s leading labor unions, the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL), the Italian Workers’ Union (UIL) and the Italian Confederation of Workers’ Union (CSIL), held their traditional May Day marches and rallies in the city of Potenza in the south of the country.

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At the rally, referring to the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution in Italy, the importance of working life was emphasized on the article “Italy is a democratic republic founded on work”.

In the speeches at the rally, it was emphasized that working and business life should be in a central position.

Activities such as marches, rallies and concerts were held in different cities of the country on the occasion of May 1.

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Meanwhile, the council of ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, convened privately on May 1, and approved a package that envisions temporary tax reductions on labor costs and includes support for working families. Unions, on the other hand, criticized the temporary nature of the regulations in this package of the government.

SWITZERLAND

Unions across Switzerland took to the streets on the occasion of May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day.

This year, the Swiss Trade Union Federation said, “More wages. More retirement. Equality now!” It organizes demonstrations in 50 different places with its slogan. Other labor unions across the country also took to the streets on May 1st.

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It was reported that there was tension between the police and the demonstrators during the demonstration in the city of Basel. It was noted that the situation was tense after the police insisted on identity checks of masked people.

In their speeches, union leaders warned that problems with purchasing power would worsen. It was also mentioned that the fact that many employers do not want to adjust wages according to inflation is a big problem for employees.

CROATIA

An action was also held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, on May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day.

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In Zagreb, workers carrying banners and banners that read “May 1 is a day of resistance, not a day of rest” marched to demand a “salary increase”.

Expressing that Croatia is one of the countries with the lowest wages in the European Union (EU), the activists chanted “May 1 is the day of resistance, not the day to eat dried beans”.

On the other hand, free dry beans were distributed in Maksimir Park in Zagreb as part of May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day.

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BELGIUM

The Labor Party demonstrated against the high tax rates in the country.

The crowd gathered in Anneessens Square at 12:30 local time, passed through the main streets of the city and ended their march in Albertin Square near the central train station.

As part of another demonstration, a group marched from Poelaert Square to various streets of the city at 11.30 am towards the FGTB-ABVV union’s May Day festivities in Mont des Arts.

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Concerts, discussions on social issues and animations for children were held here.

Finally, another group, departing from Saint-Gilles at 15.00, started the march, passing through many roads that were closed to traffic.

The group, which will set up a bazaar at the point they arrive, will organize various cultural events, including a book fair.

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The Socialist Party is also organizing a festival for children in front of the Bronks Youth Theater.

POLAND AND FINLAND

In Warsaw, the capital of Poland, the Left and the National Union of Trade Unions organized a march with the slogan “Honourable work – dignified life”

The New Left Party’s statement, “The most important proposition of the Polish left is to be a welfare state.” used the phrase.

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Stating that the government should support its citizens in difficult times, Czarzasty said, “I want to say to all right-wing parties and especially liberals: You never respect the state, you always think that we will all manage in one way or another. In the politics of every country, every nation, there are moments when things go wrong entrepreneurs cannot cope without government institutions, when things go bad people cannot cope without government institutions.” he said.

Slogans were chanted and speeches were made about high inflation and current salaries during the march.

In Finland, on the other hand, May 1 was spent with festivals organized mostly due to the arrival of spring. No violence was observed in the events where politicians gave speeches and students sang songs.

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In the news of Helsingin Sanomat, broadcasting in Finland, regarding May 1, “Today, May 1 in Finland is primarily a celebration of the beginning of spring, but a day when the working class marches in the world mainly for their purposes.” expression was used.

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Protests grow after police kill 17-year-old in France: At least 150 people were detained

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Protests grow after police kill 17 year old in France At least 150 people were detained

The demonstrations that started on Tuesday after a 17-year-old teenager was killed in Paris, the capital of France, after he did not comply with the stop warning of the traffic police, continued yesterday.

Clashes broke out between the police and the demonstrators in Paris, at least 150 people were detained. The demonstrations spread to other cities as well.

The most intense clashes took place in Nanterre, a suburb to the west of Paris, where the teenager, identified as Nahel M, was killed.

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Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at the police in Nanterre and burned down an electrical installation. The newspaper Le Monde reported that the police had to partially withdraw from Nanterre.

In the videos circulating on social media, it is seen that vehicles are burned and shops are looted.

Molotov cocktails were thrown at many police stations in Paris.

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Luxembourgers will soon be able to legally keep and smoke weed

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Luxembourgers will soon be able to legally keep and smoke weed

Luxembourgers of age will soon be allowed to keep a maximum of four cannabis plants at home for their own use. They may also smoke the ‘harvest’ thereof. Weed is prohibited in public.

It took the Luxembourg parliament five years to reach this agreement. It is a watered-down version of a plan to fully legalize marijuana.

The partial legalization is part of a package of measures. With this, the Luxembourg government wants to reduce drug crime in the country.

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Among other things, the government wants to develop state-controlled supply chains and control cannabis sales.

Justice Secretary Sam Tanson said the drug policy of the past fifty years was a “failure”. Although weed was banned, it was widely used.

Public use and possession remain prohibited

The use and possession of marijuana in public remains prohibited. However, the fine will be reduced to 25 to 500 euros for possession of less than 3 grams. Anyone who carries more weed on the street risks six months in prison or a fine of 2,500 euros.

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The government hopes that the new rules will prevent drug trafficking and protect Luxembourgers from contaminated weed. According to opponents, the illegal trade will continue and will not limit consumption.

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UBS to lay off thousands of Credit Suisse employees

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Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, is preparing to fire thousands of employees of the bank it bought after completing its state-aided takeover of rival Credit Suisse.

Swiss banking giant UBS is preparing for layoffs after taking over Credit Suisse. The giant bank will dismiss more than half of the employees at Credit Suisse, which has 45,000 personnel, next month.

The segments that will be most affected by the wave of layoffs will be bankers, processors and support personnel. Employees of Credit Suisse branches in London, New York and some Asian regions will be the ones most affected by this wave.

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THERE WILL BE 3 SEPARATE WAVE OF WORK

There will be three separate waves of layoffs this year, according to sources who asked for anonymity as the plans have not yet been made public. It is stated that the first wave is expected to take place by the end of July, while the other two tours are planned in September and October.

Three months after UBS bought Credit Suisse in a government-brokered bailout, the full extent of the layoffs began to become clear.

When the deal was completed, UBS’ total headcount rose to nearly 120,000, and the company said it aims to save about $6 billion in personnel costs in the coming years.

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IT WILL FIND 35 THOUSAND PEOPLE

It is thought that UBS plans to eventually cut its total headcount by around 35,000 people. UBS spokespersons are refusing to comment on the layoffs for now.

After the Wall Street investment banks, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, announced that they would lay off thousands of their staff, UBS also started to lay off their staff, showing that things are getting worse for the global financial sector.

WHAT HAPPENED?

After the banking crisis that started in the USA in March, there was a Credit Suisse panic in Europe. The developments after the Saudi National Bank, the biggest partner of Credit Suisse bank, announced that it would not increase its capital, dragged the bank to the brink of bankruptcy.

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Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, bought 167-year-old Credit Suisse for 3 billion francs, with the government’s liquidity support of 200 billion francs.

While the total number of employees of UBS and Credit Suisse reached 120,000 worldwide, UBS announced that it would make layoffs to reduce costs.

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Streets in flames in France

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France is confused the streets are on fire

After the death of a 17-year-old teenager by police fire in France, many vehicles were set on fire, and many people were detained in the incidents.

In the city of Nanterre, France, 13 people were detained in the events that started with the death of the 17-year-old driver yesterday as a result of the fire opened by the police.

Those who reacted to the incident took to the streets in different cities such as Nanterre, Suresnes and Mantes-la-Jolie and set garbage bins and vehicles on fire. While the firefighters were responding to the fires, a brawl broke out between the youth and the police in different neighborhoods of the city.
A fire broke out in the town hall and a school, and a total of 13 people were detained.

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REACTION FROM POLITICIANS

Police opened fire on a vehicle in Nanterre, which had 3 people and did not comply with the “stop” warning, and the 17-year-old driver died. While one child in the vehicle was taken into custody, the other child fled the scene and an investigation was launched into the incident.

While the French politicians were reacting to the incident, in the images reflected on social media, it is seen that the police who opened fire were not in front of the vehicle, but at the level of the front left seat.

In the footage, it is evaluated that the vehicle hit the pole after the police fired the gun pointed at the driver.

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2 people died in Spain due to hot weather

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2 people died in Spain due to hot weather

The first extreme heatwave of summer in Spain killed two people.

A 47-year-old farmer in Seville on 24 June and a 46-year-old farmer in Ciudad Real on 26 June died from extreme heat while working in the field, according to information from the civil aid organization and local governments.

Stating that the heat especially affects the farmers and construction workers working in the open field, the authorities demanded that measures such as drinking plenty of water, using a hat and not staying in the open area during the peak hours of the sun.

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ALARM IS GIVEN

Due to the first extreme heat wave of summer, which started last weekend and is expected to leave the country from tomorrow, 8 of 17 autonomous administrations in Spain were given a 1st or 2nd degree alarm.

According to the meteorological forecasts, the air temperatures in the Andalusia region in the south of the country will decrease to 30-38 degrees from tomorrow.

On the other hand, the Public Health Agency in Spain announced that a total of 10 extreme heat waves were seen in the summer of 2022 and the hottest summer of the last 30 years was detected. In the data, it was shared that 10 people died from extreme heat in 2022 and that heat had an indirect effect on 337 deaths.

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Coup attempt in Russia

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Coup attempt in Russia: Wagner, the mercenary group condoned by Putin, rebelled against the Russian army!

The Federal Security Agency asked the Wagner fighters to arrest their leader, Prigojin.

Yevgeni Prigojin, the founder and leader of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, claimed that he ordered the leaders of the Russian army to strike the group’s camps and killed a large number of Wagner warriors.
Wagner’s leader, who has been making statements against the Russian Ministry of Defense for months, made an unorthodox statement against the leaders of the Russian army, saying he would “stop” them and asked Russian citizens to remain calm.

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“Putin is aware of developments”
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “aware of the developments” and emphasized that “all necessary measures will be taken”.

According to Russia’s public broadcaster RIA Novosti, the Federal Security Agency has launched a criminal investigation for starting an armed uprising. Agency asks Wagner fighters to arrest their leader Prigojin

“The evil brought by the army of this country must be stopped”
“We were ready to make concessions to the Ministry of Defense, we were going to lay down our weapons. Today we see that the promises made have been broken. They launched missile attacks on our camps,” Prigojin said in the audio recording released by his spokespersons.

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Prigojin said, “Wagner’s council of commanders has made a decision. The evil brought by the army of this country must be stopped” and called on the Russians “not to resist them”. “We’re 25,000 people, and we’re going to take a look at why there is total lawlessness in this country,” said the Wagner leader.

“Prigojin’s statements do not match reality”
“We are not carrying out a coup,” said Prigojin. “We are marching for justice. Our moves do not endanger ordinary Russian soldiers.”

“Prigojin’s statements do not match reality,” said the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to Vyorsyka’s report, Wagner members called their relatives on Friday and said goodbye to them before Prigojin’s statements.

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“Coup Attempt in Russia”
T24 writer Hakan Aksay evaluated the developments with his social media account. Describing the tension as a “coup attempt in Russia”, Aksay announced that an investigation was launched. Aksay included the following statements in his message:

“The coup attempt in Russia. Prigojin, the owner of the mercenary Wagner units, which Putin allowed to develop and gain strength with dubious methods, announced that he took action with 25 thousand armed youth not only against the Minister of Defense Shoigu, but also “against the turmoil in the country.”

Kremlin spokesman Peskov said that President Putin is aware of everything and that necessary measures will be taken. The Russian intelligence agency FSB launched an investigation into Prigojin’s statement on the allegation of “coup attempt.”

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Netflix opens its own restaurant

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Streaming service Netflix is now opening a restaurant, too.

Netflix is opening a restaurant. The chefs in the cooking shows will cook.
Netflix is also stepping into the food industry after digital broadcasting and mobile gaming.
The company announced two days ago, Netflix Bites, to open its restaurant in Los Angeles, USA. At the restaurant, the Chef’s Table on the platform, Nailed It! and Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend (Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend), will present their dishes to customers.

Chefs include Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Ming Tsai, Andrew Zimmern, Rodney Scott, Ann Kim and Jacques Tortres. Mixologists such as Frankie Solarik and Julie Reiner on the Cocktails are Our Business (Drink Masters) program will also showcase their drinks at the restaurant.

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This temporary restaurant, which will open on June 30, will host its guests for two weeks.

Netflix’s statement said it would provide “fans and gourmets with a restaurant experience like no other.” Josh Simon, Vice President of Consumer Products at Netflix, said:

“With Netflix Bites, we’re creating a face-to-face experience where fans can immerse themselves in their favorite cooking shows. We’re excited to collaborate with these exceptional chefs who will bring that vision to life and showcase their delicious menus.”

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Reservations for the restaurant can be made online.

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There will be a fee to enter the New York city center by car

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There will be a fee to enter the New York city center by car.

There will be a fee to enter the New York city center by car. In order to reduce traffic congestion in New York City, USA, it was decided to charge a vehicle entry fee to the Lower Manhattan area.

It is on the agenda to collect money from those who enter the busy Manhattan area of New York with their vehicles.

According to the news reported by CNN, the administration of US President Joe Biden has approved the program that will charge vehicles entering the Lower Manhattan area of New York City.
If the app goes live, it will work like any road toll. However, it will be a first in the United States, as there will be a special charge for driving in the high-traffic area below 60th Street in Manhattan.

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WHO WANTS TO ENTER THE REGION WILL PAY 9-23 DOLLARS
According to the proposals, charges will be made from $ 9 to $ 23 during peak hours. The application will go into effect next spring.

Although the plan was discussed for years, it was delayed each time. But last month, the Federal Highway Administration took the first step by approving the publication of the environmental assessment on the subject. “This program is critical to the long-term success of New York City,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said last month.

ONE OF THE WORLD’S WORST TRAFFIC

Every day, 700,000 cars, taxis and trucks flock to Lower Manhattan, one of the busiest areas in the world. Lower Manhattan is known as one of the most congested traffic areas in the United States.

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Since the traffic is very crowded, cars can only travel at a speed of 12.1 km per hour here. Bus speeds have dropped 28 percent since 2010, while New Yorkers lose an average of 117 hours each year in traffic.
It is planned to reduce the number of vehicles entering the congested area by at least 10 percent, if a toll is charged. It is thought that the application will increase public transportation.

Similar systems are currently being implemented in 7 cities in Europe. This system has already been implemented in London and Durham (England), Stockholm and Gothenburg (Sweden), Milan (Italy), Znaym (Czech) and Valletta (Malta).

CRITICAL APPLICATION

On the other hand, there are also criticisms of the system. Commuters from New York City’s outer boroughs and New Jersey say the program will hurt drivers who have no viable means of getting to Manhattan other than by car, and it will disproportionately affect low-income drivers.

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In addition, opponents of the application are of the opinion that traffic in Manhattan could be diverted to low-income areas of the city such as the Bronx.

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Berlusconi, former prime minister of Italy, passed away

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Famous businessman Silvio Berlusconi, who was the prime minister of Italy for many years, passed away.

Silvio Berlusconi, one of the former prime ministers of Italy, who has been struggling with health problems for a while and entered politics after building one of the country’s largest media empires, has passed away.

It has been announced that the billionaire businessman who steered Italian politics and led four governments from 1994 to 2011 died in San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

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Berlusconi, who allegedly had sexual intercourse with young women in a villa in 2010 and made orgies known as “bunga bunga”, had a very difficult time. It was claimed that Berlusconi had an affair with Moroccan Karima al-Mahroug.

Berlusconi, who continued his political life despite the corruption and sex scandals about him, was 86 years old.

HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE COALITION GOVERNMENT

Berlusconi, who was diagnosed with cancer, was hospitalized in April due to a lung infection and was treated in the hospital for a long time.

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Berlusconi, who is the head of the centre-right party Forza Italia, of which he is the founder, found himself in the coalition government of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in the elections held in September. Berlusconi was also in the Italian Senate.
Berlusconi, the owner of the Italian football club AC Milan, had a hard time with sex scandals, also known as “Bunga bunga”, in the early 2010s.

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Explosion sound heard in the USA!

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F-16 warplanes caused panic in Washington, the capital of the USA. The sound of a huge explosion heard in Washington caused panic.

In the social media posts, it was stated that around 15:30 local time, a big noise similar to the sound of a sonic explosion was heard. While it was recorded that shaking was felt in the houses due to the explosion, some social media users commented that the explosion may be related to a possible military exercise.
It was recorded that the police asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about the incident after citizens called the emergency lines, and the US Department of Homeland Security tweeted, “We are aware of the explosion sound heard in the capital, there is no threat at the moment.” expression was used.

Later, on the social media account of the Annapolis Emergency Management Office, it was shared that the explosion was caused by an “authorized flight under the Ministry of Defense” and that the military plane exceeding the sound limit caused the sonic boom.
In a written statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, it was reported that the Cessna-type plane, which took off from Tennessee to Long Island, entered the no-fly zone over the capital, then crashed into a mountainous terrain in the southwest region of Virginia.

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A few hours after the plane crashed, the local police announced that the rescue team had reached the wreckage of the plane. In the statement, which stated that there were no survivors in the accident, according to the first determinations, it was noted that the investigations at the accident site were continuing.

In the US press, there was information that the plane in question did not respond to the radio warnings, and thereupon, the F-16s took off with the emergency response authority at supersonic speed, which caused the explosion of sound.

It was also stated that during the incident, military jets used flares that could be seen by the public in order to attract the attention of the pilot, and that the flares did not pose a danger to the people on the ground due to their rapid and completely extinguishing feature.
No information was shared about why the plane did not answer the calls, how many people were in it, and why it crashed.

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White House officials announced that US President Joe Biden, who was playing golf at the Maryland military base, was informed during the incident.

It was noted that the FAA is continuing its investigation into the incident and will relay the details later.

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