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 111.07 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Tuesday.

Turkish parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop met Tuesday with Duarte Pacheco, the head of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global organization of national parliaments, and said he closely follows its activities.

Turkey will continue in-class learning, including at universities, with COVID-19 measures observed, the nation’s president said Tuesday.

Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday highlighted cooperation between Turkey and Eastern and Central European countries during a security forum in Poland’s capital Warsaw.

The speaker of the Turkish parliament on Tuesday expressed his desire to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between Turkey and Germany.

The Turkish parliament speaker on Tuesday urged Kyrgyzstan to act against the Fetulah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.

The defense ministers of Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan on Tuesday underlined the significance of trilateral cooperation in regional security, peace and stability.

Other developments

Four more Chinese warplanes were spotted cruising in Taiwan’s air defense zone overnight after 52 military aircraft belonging to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently entered the region, the country’s National Defense Ministry reported early Tuesday.

Dominic Perrottet was sworn in as the youngest premier of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state early Tuesday after Gladys Berejiklian stepped down.

Facebook announced early Tuesday that the previous day’s global outage was caused by “faulty” configuration changes on the backbone routers and that there was no evidence that user data was compromised.

In a stunning revelation, an independent commission Tuesday said there were 216,000 cases of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in France between 1950 and 2020.

Russia on Tuesday announced 895 coronavirus-related deaths for a new record in daily fatalities during the pandemic.

Three scientists jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for “groundbreaking” discoveries concerning Earth’s climate, the Nobel Assembly at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Russia on Tuesday launched a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a filmmaking crew to the International Space Station (ISS) to make the first movie ever shot in space.

It is “unacceptable” that the Greek Cypriots take unilateral steps in the Eastern Mediterranean, the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus said Tuesday.

UK government officials on Tuesday travelled to Afghanistan for talks with the interim Taliban government in Kabul.

The Libyan House of Representatives on Tuesday approved postponing legislative elections until 30 days after presidential elections.

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