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Sunday, 19 May 2024 – 19:14

Briefing Tuesday 23rd October

President Erdogan of Turkey has announced that he shall reveal the ‘naked truth’ about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a speech on Tuesday. Erdogan is set to address the Turkish parliament tomorrow where he has vowed to outline the truth behind the journalist’s murder. It has been speculated that Erdogan will make audio recordings of the killing publicly available.

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s long-term president has won a historic 7th term. Biya, who has been in power since 1982, claimed 71.3% of the vote, however, turnout was extremely low. Only around half of the population turned out, with two English speaking regions – who wish for independence – largely boycotting the election.

MPs from across the party divide has criticised abuse levelled at Prime Minister Theresa May by her colleagues. A recent Sunday Times article quoted a Tory backbencher who claimed that ‘the moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted.’ High profile politicians such as Nicola Sturgeon have condemned the abuse, with calls being made to withdraw the whip for Tory MPs making such comments.

And in other news,

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are continuing their Royal Tour down under by heading on to Fiji, after spending yesterday in Queensland. They are expected to take in a lot of the culture in Fiji and Tonga over the next few days, before heading on to New Zealand and then back to Sydney for the closing of the Invictus Games.

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