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 67,857 new cases, 167 related deaths and 56,256 recoveries in the last 24 hours. To stem the spread of the infection, the country has administered more than 138.82 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021.

Turkiye marked the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan.

“Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of our diplomatic relations with friendly and brotherly Azerbaijan,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The head of a Turkish parliamentary delegation said it wants to represent Turkiye’s historical mission and vision in Latin America. 

Other developments worldwide

The first meeting of special representatives from Turkiye and Armenia toward normalization was held. The closed-door meeting in Moscow lasted for an hour-and-a-half, according to diplomatic sources.

Russia said its initiatives with Turkiye helped improve the situation in the South Caucasus and solve the region’s prevailing political problems

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev lifted a state of emergency in four more regions — Shymkent, East Kazakhstan, Karaganda and Turkestan.

When Somalia’s state-run Radio Mogadishu began airing an Italian-language program earlier this month under a new agreement with Italy, it led to an uproar.

Sweden decided to withdraw troops this year from Mali after the arrival of private Russian military contractors.

Meanwhile, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a spokesperson.

In the latest twist in the row concerning Novak Djokovic’s coronavirus status, Australian authorities revoked the Serbian tennis superstar’s visa for a second time.

Thousands of people in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires were left without electricity amid a summer heatwave.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire again for two more boozy parties held at Downing Street last year.

The Taliban administration approved its first budget since the takeover of Afghanistan last August, according to the Finance Ministry.

Two blasts targeted the headquarters of the largest Sunni groups in Baghdad.

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