Czech Republic protesters demand centre-right government step down to allow an early election and call for talks with Russia on gas supplies ahead of winter.
Leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, France and EU meet in Czech Republic and announce formation of a mission that will help both South Caucasus neighbours outline their borders.
Addressing a press conference at the end of the first meeting of European Political Community in Czech Republic, President Erdogan says he held "intensive, productive" talks with fellow leaders.
The event signals a thaw between Azerbaijan and Armenia a month after the two sides clashed along the border while highlighting Türkiye's role as a reliable arbiter in the region.
The summit represents an opportunity for Türkiye, which has shown a "tremendous performance" in solving problems, says the Turkish ambassador to the Czech Republic.
Protesters criticised the Czech government on a number of issues, including supporting the European Union's sanctions against Russia, and dismissed as insufficient the government’s help for households and businesses affected by soaring energy prices.
Ankara's reaction comes after Czech Republic criticises President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s warnings to Greece over its increasingly hostile and aggressive actions against Türkiye.
The EU plans to make it harder for Russians to travel to the bloc by suspending a deal that eases their visa applications, while EU defence ministers consider a military training programme for Ukrainian forces.
In a vote, 180 of the General Assembly’s 193 members deposited ballots, with 157 countries backing the Czech Republic and 23 abstaining.
Around 5,000 people chanted "Russia without Putin", "Freedom for Russia, peace for Ukraine" and "Putin is not Russia" as they marched through Prague's historic centre.
The Czech designer's limited edition 'Zelenskyy pillows' have attracted more than 2,000 orders and raised $18,900 for a charity helping Ukrainians affected by the conflict.
The countries signed formal applications to join the European Union as concerns intensified that Russian aggression could spread further than Ukraine.
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