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

Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic, and other news

Turkey has administered more than 117.31 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.

More than 55.61 million people have been given a first vaccine dose, while an excess of 49.15 million are fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 11.36 million people.

The ministry recorded 27,474 new coronavirus cases, 203 related deaths and 30,584 recoveries in the past day.

As many as 358,326 new tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The Turkish foreign minister said his country wants to develop holistic relations with Asia that has become the center of global economic power.

Inaugurating a new office of Sri Lanka’s Antalya Honorary Consulate General in the town of Alanya, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara desires to promote cooperation with Sri Lanka in fields such as economy, culture, and education.

Turkey successfully test-fired the Siper long-range indigenous air defense missile, according to a top defense official.

Other developments across the world

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland to protest the negative effects of climate change and for Scottish independence.

At least 92 people were killed and more than 100 injured after an fuel tanker exploded in Sierra Leone, officials and the central mortuary confirmed one day after the accident.

The Taliban claimed that more than 50 Daesh/ISIS militants “surrendered” in the restive eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant is poised to stop working as it is running out of fuel, according to the enclave’s Energy and Natural Resources Authority.

The Presidential Council of Libya suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush, citing “administrative violations.”

Coronavirus pandemic

Vaccine doses received by Yemen are enough for just 1.5% of its population, according to the UN.

Ukraine registered an all-time high daily death toll with 793 people fatalities in the last 24 hours.​​​​​​​

Russia registered a new record number of cases with 41,335 people testing positive in the past day, raising the country’s tally to 8.75 million and active cases to 975,123.

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