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
Turkey has administered over 118.73 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Tuesday.
More than 55.9 million people have been given a first vaccine dose and over 49.78 million have been fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.
Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 11.73 million people.
The ministry recorded 25,101 new coronavirus cases, 227 deaths and 27,447 recoveries over the past day.
Turkish security forces have neutralized 32,901 terrorists in Turkey, Iraq and northern Syria since July 24, 2015, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday.
All parties should support the Lebanese government to hold general elections on time, the Turkish foreign minister said Tuesday.
Turkey’s prominent poet, writer and intellectual Sezai Karakoc passed away Tuesday, the country’s presidential spokesperson announced on social media. He was 88.
Other global developments
Six people died in twin explosions that rocked Uganda’s capital Kampala Tuesday morning, including three of the presumed suicide bombers, police officials said.
Israeli forces tore down three Palestinian structures north of East Jerusalem on Tuesday, citing a lack of building permits, according to witnesses.
Clashes on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border have ceased, according to the defense ministries of Russia and Armenia on Tuesday. Azerbaijan and Armenia took steps to stabilize the situation on their borders, said a written statement by the Russian Defense Ministry.
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar announced Tuesday that he will run in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.
Russia confirmed Tuesday that it conducted an anti-satellite missile test in space.
Responding to a US accusation that Moscow was creating risks for the International Space Station, the Defense Ministry said the US State Department and Pentagon were hypocritical in their calls to work out “universal norms that the global society would use in the exploration of outer space.”
By expanding EU military capabilities, the bloc aims at complementing NATO and reinforcing global security, the EU foreign policy chief said Tuesday.
The death toll in Sudan from protests against last month’s military takeover of the country rose to 24 on Tuesday, according to a local doctors committee.
Migrants waiting at checkpoints on the Belarus-Poland border returned to camps in the forest area Tuesday while others went to a logistics center and prepared to spend the night.
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has signed an agreement allowing other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 antiviral treatment candidate for low- and middle-income countries, a UN-supported health organization announced Tuesday.
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