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 has administered more than 131.9 million coronavirus vaccines doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021, according to official figures. The Health Ministry also confirmed 36,731 new infections, 145 deaths and 23,325 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Continuing its resolute war on terror, Turkiye “neutralized” at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq. A Daesh/ISIS terror suspect was also arrested in the northern province on Samsun.
The governorship of the famed Turkish resort city of Antalya announced that the city hosted more than 9 million foreign visitors in 2021.
A Turkish-made drone helped rescue a Danish tourist who lost his way in the well-known Uludag ski resort in northwestern Turkiye.
– Other developments worldwide
Birkan Uzun, a Turkish Cypriot mountaineer famous for raising the nation’s flag on the highest peak in Antarctica weeks ago, died in a skiing accident in the United States.
The EU, US, UK, Australia and Canada condemned Russian courts’ decisions to shut down the International Memorial and the Memorial Human Rights Center.
France took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be among the key aims of France’s term presidency for six months to pursue Europe’s sovereignty and autonomy and better control migration to ensure the bloc’s border security, the country announced.
Longtime rivals India and Pakistan have exchanged the lists of their respective nuclear facilities and installations. The annual exchange took place in accordance with the agreement on the “Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities” signed between the two nuclear neighbors in December 1988 and ratified in January 1991, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, at least 12 people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a stampede at a Hindu temple in the Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir region.
Two civilians were killed and 10 injured in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
American actress and comedian Betty White, best known for her role in the 1985 sitcom The Golden Girls, died at the age of 99.
South Africa held a state funeral for anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.
US President Joe Biden warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of “severe sanctions” if Moscow goes ahead with aggression against Ukraine.
An online petition asking that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s newly announced knighthood be rescinded has been signed by more than 47,000 people as of Saturday evening, with the goal of at least 50,000 quickly drawing near.
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