The 5 infos in the retro: Attack in Istanbul and tensions with Italy

It was too mild this weekend to lower his moral temperature with the news of the world. Fortunately 20 Minutes gives you this quick summary of the last three days.

1-Explosion in Istanbul, described as a “vile attack” by Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A loud explosion of unknown origin occurred this Sunday afternoon in the busy shopping street of Istiqlal, in the heart of Istanbul. The governor reported at least six dead and 38 injured. President Erdogan quickly denounced “a vile attack”. The explosion occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. GMT), when the crowd in Istiqlal Street, a popular Sunday stroll for Istanbulites and tourists, is particularly dense.

1bis-Commemorations of the attacks of November 13 this Sunday

Seven years later, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne paid tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13, 2015, by observing a minute of silence at the sites of the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis.

The historic trial of these attacks ended on June 29, after ten months of hearings. The special assize court of Paris sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commandos, to life imprisonment, the heaviest sentence in the penal code. His 19 co-accused (six of whom five were presumed dead were tried in their absence) were sentenced to terms ranging from two years’ imprisonment to life.

2-One dead in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Lille

A body was found overnight from Saturday to Sunday under the rubble of the two adjoining buildings which collapsed on Saturday morning in the center of Lille, most likely that of a missing doctor, who had borrowed an apartment from friends for the night.

The victim has not yet been officially identified, but according to the emergency services, everything suggests that it is this man, whose car is parked on site, who did not show up for his appointments and whose telephone “terminated” in the area.

The Calais hospital center, where this doctor, Dr. Alexandre Klein, officiated, published a press release on Sunday morning to announce his “accidental death”. He was head of the mental health and addictology unit.

3-Ocean Viking: France “asks Europe to decide” on Italy

France asked “theEurope to decide very quickly on the follow-up to be given “to Italy’s refusal to welcome the ship Ocean Viking and its 230 migrants on board, said government spokesman Olivier Véran.

On Friday, the ambulance boat of the NGO SOS Méditerranée operating off the coast of Libya landed survivors in France, a first. An exceptional welcome, out of “duty of humanity”, according to the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin.

Olivier Veran criticized again on Sunday on BFMTV Italy’s refusal to welcome him, “a unilateral, unacceptable decision (…) inefficient and unfair on the part of the current Italian government, which calls for European responses”.

Bruno Retailleau, candidate for the presidency of LR, asked to stop “moral lessons” in Italy, while the number 1 of the RN Jordan Bardella castigated SOS Méditerranée, an NGO “which does politics”.

4-Israel: Great return of Netanyahu, appointed to form the government

Arrived at the top of the legislative in israel with his far-right allies, Benjamin Netanyahu was officially appointed on Sunday to form a government, a victory for the former Prime Minister who had sworn to find his costume.

His government could be the most right-wing in the history of Israel, which immediately raised fears locally and internationally. Benjamin Netanyahu has 28 days to form his government, with an additional 14 days if necessary.

He returns to business despite being charged with corruption and while his trial is underway.

5-United Kingdom: More than 40,000 migrants have already crossed the Channel this year, a record

The number of migrants who made the perilous crossing of the English Channel in makeshift boats to reach the UK exceeded the 40,000 mark on Sunday, a record.

972 people crossed the Channel aboard 22 small boats on Saturday, bringing the total since the start of the year to 40,885.

Never have so many migrants – especially Albanians, Iranians and Afghans – made the dangerous crossing. Over the whole of 2021, 28,526 crossings had been recorded. It was already a record.

Successive Tory governments have considered everything, abandoning some illegal or unworkable ideas like pushing boats out of British waters with artificial waves, locking migrants on ocean liners offshore or sending them to remote islands. The latest project, announced under Boris Johnsonplans to send asylum seekers to the Rwanda but this plan has stalled.

The subject is subject to tensions with Paris even if the two countries announced Friday in a joint press release “progress” to find a new agreement on the question.

The 5 infos in the retro: Attack in Istanbul and tensions with Italy