Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.

Coronavirus and other developments in Turkiye

Turkiye registered 61,727 COVID-19 cases, 173 deaths and 35,163 recoveries in the last 24 hours. To stem the spread of the infection, the country has administered more than 136.28 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkiye will help Kazakhstan establish peace and stability as soon as possible.

Thousands of people marched Sunday in eastern Turkiye to honor fallen Ottoman soldiers who took part in the Battle of Sarikamish during World War I.

Other developments worldwide

Kazakhstan’s founding President Nursultan Nazarbayev had handed over the chairmanship of the country’s security council to the president on his own will, said his press secretary.

A total of 5,135 people have been detained in Kazakhstan since violent protests began last week, said the country’s Interior Ministry.

Life in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty is gradually returning to normal after days of nationwide protests, according to officials.

Saudi authorities released a Saudi princess and her daughter after almost three years in prison, two human rights groups confirmed. Basmah bint Saud Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud were detained by Saudi authorities in March 2019.

Britain will pull out of the Northern Ireland Protocol if a “negotiated solution” with the EU is not reached, the UK’s foreign secretary said.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, an activist coalition in the protests against former President Omar al-Bashir, rejected UN-facilitated talks to solve the country’s political crisis.

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has called for civil disobedience in the North African nation to topple incumbent President Kais Saied.

China reported its first omicron cases in the community in the northern city of Tianjin, with two people confirmed with the new COVID-19 variant, according to authorities.​​​​​​​

Nineteen people, including nine children, were killed in a New York apartment fire, said officials.

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