ANKARA

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic.

– Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic and other news

As Turkey’s vaccination campaign continues to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, the tally of vaccine jabs the country has administered has topped 66.1 million, with nearly 39.5 million people receiving at least one dose.

The Turkish army “neutralized” seven terrorists in northern Syria in retaliatory attacks that came after the killing of two Turkish soldiers the other day.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).​​​​​​​

The Turkish women’s volleyball team won their first game at the Tokyo Olympics, beating China 3-0.

– COVID-19

With millions of new jabs delivered Sunday, the global count of administered COVID-19 vaccines now stands at over 3.86 billion. China, where the outbreak first erupted, ranks first with 1.54 billion vaccine shots, whereas Turkey is ninth in the context of administered shots.

As the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic peaks in Iran, driven by the Delta variant, top health officials are critical of the ongoing lockdown measures and people’s lack of adherence to health protocols.

Schools and other educational institutions started to reopen in Afghanistan after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

– Developments across world

Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and assumed executive power in the country, while Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi said the move was nothing but a “full-fledged coup” against the constitution and 2011 revolution.

A fire on the Italian island of Sardinia has ravaged around 20,000 hectares of land and more than 1,500 people were evacuated amid the massive blaze.

France has adopted a bill titled “reinforcing respect for the principles of the Republic,” which has been criticized for marginalizing Muslims. The country, which has the largest Muslim population in Europe, has been criticized for interfering in the lives of Muslims with the law.

Nigerian “bandits” released 28 of 121 students abducted from a local Baptist high school after holding them for 20 days.

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