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Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic and other news

Turkey has administered more than 120.05 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January.

Separately, the Health Ministry recorded 23,759 new cases, 192 related deaths, and 25,103 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew to Turkmenistan at the head of a delegation to attend an Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) meeting and hold official talks.

Asia has emerged not only as a production center but as the largest consumer market, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.


Japan has strong concerns about human rights violations by China in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region and Hong Kong, the Japanese premier said.

The World Trade Organization postponed an in-person ministerial conference next week after the “outbreak of a particularly transmissible strain of the COVID-19 virus” forced several countries to impose travel restrictions.

After scientists in South Africa detected a new coronavirus variant, the country reported a rise in infections with the positivity rate jumping from the seven-day average of 4.3% to 9.1%, health authorities said.

The UK announced that two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant that was recently detected in South Africa, were detected in the European country.

Germany confirmed its first two cases of the Omicron variant.

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) said it considered as “forbidden, ”alliances between Arab states and Israel.

Turkey and Turkmenistan are determined to reach their bilateral trade volume target of $5 billion, Erdogan said in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat.

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