Chechen authorities deny information about the recent changes to the personnel of the republic's administration and government. Akhmad Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen administration, stated that no officials of the Chechen administration or the government had been fired. He added that certain media had published articles with misleading information about an alleged large-scale reshuffle within the administration. Kadyrov also said that there was no serious disagreement between him and Stanislav Ilyasov, the Chairman of the Chechen government.
Turkish President Erdogan called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which consolidated the results of the First World War for Turkey in 1923
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11