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Ismaël Emelien, Macron’s ’closest’ advisor, announces resignation

smaël Emelien, a close aide to President Emmanuel Macron whose name has recently been linked to the so-called “Benalla Affair”, has become the latest member of the president’s entourage to announce his resignation. Emelien, who served as Macron’s “special advisor” and was frequently described as his closest confidant, said in an interview with French weekly Le Point on Monday that he would be quitting by early April at the latest. Source France24

 

CHP’s İşbank shares to be transferred to Treasury sooner or later: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reiterated that the main opposition party Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) stake in the listed private lender İşbank will be transferred to the country’s Treasury. After the death in 1938 of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic, his 28.1 percent stake in İşbank was transferred to the CHP. Source Daily Hurriyet

US tells Iran’s oil customers not to expect new waivers

Iran’s oil customers should not expect new US waivers in May, the US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, said this week, urging buyers to stop importing Iranian oil. “What we have announced is the policy to get to zero imports of Iranian crude as quickly as possible. We are not looking to grant any future waivers or exceptions to our sanctions regime, whether it is oil or anything else,” Hook told Japanese public broadcaster NHK while on a visit to Japan. Source RT