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 117.37 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.
More than 55.62 million people have been given a first vaccine dose, while an excess of 49.19 million are fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry.
Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 11.37 million people.
The ministry recorded 25,304 new coronavirus cases, 200 related deaths and 28,852 recoveries in the past day.
As many as 347,783 new tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with representatives of Bosnian non-governmental organizations in Istanbul.
Turkey’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, together with senior military commanders, inspected measures being taken against irregular migration on the country’s border with Iran.
Other developments across the world
Iran’s top security official has denounced an assassination bid on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, linking it to “foreign think tanks.” Kadhimi escaped unhurt after drones laden with explosives targeted his home in Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone early Sunday.
Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush has denied comments attributed to her about the possible extradition to the US of a new Libyan suspect in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
Palestine decried Israel’s refusal to reopen a US consulate to serve Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.
Thousands of people rallied in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in support of government forces fighting rebels in Oromia and Amhara states.
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