Abkhazia and South Ossetia agree to have their borders controlled by Russia · Georgia says Moscow wants to “legalize occupation”, whereas for EU and the US the accord violates the ceasefire agreement · Russian president accuses Georgia of concentrating military forces along the borders of the two breakaway republics and allowing NATO military exercises.
NEWS IN BRIEF. 5,000 people demonstrate in Valencia with the motto 'Take the streets for the freedom of the Catalan Countries.'
NEWS IN BRIEF. Demonstrations have been called on in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. A concert organized by migrants and the Platform for the Catalan Language will also take place.
Several youth groups demand greater recognition for the Tatar people, the largest “minority” in the country · Apart from linguistic demands, they call for Moscow to respect the sovereignty of the Republic of Tatarstan, which has more than 50% of Tatar population.
The Kremlin assumes the situation in the Republic is 'normalized' and that it is time to create 'possibilities for investment and employment' · The conflict is still far from being solved, as clashes between pro-Russian administration and pro-independence guerilla fighters continue · Violence has spread to neighbouring regions and harassment to families of rebels goes on.
Turkish police arrests DTP spokesmen, vice-presidents and deputy mayors · A defense lawyer of Abdullah Ocalan, a Kurdish TV editor and dozens of DTP members are also under arrest · Raids have been conducted a few days after the Kurdish party won local elections in Kurdish areas and only hours after PKK announced a cease fire.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Forum of National Debate celebrates Aberri Eguna (Basque National Day) with the traditional march from Hendaye to Irun.