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Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic and other news

Turkey has administered over 109.15 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Wednesday.

Some 53.76 million people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 44.3 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

According to the data, 86.4% of Turkey’s adult population has now received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 10.2 million people.

The ministry recorded 29,386 new coronavirus cases, 227 fatalities and 31,018 recoveries over the past day.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s health minister said after a meeting of the country’s COVID-19 committee that a quarter of all active cases in Turkey at the moment are in the 5-17 age group.

Peace in Syria depends on relations between Ankara and Moscow, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a summit with his Russian counterpart.

Other developments

Japan’s former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has been elected the new leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), local media reported.

North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it tested a newly developed hypersonic missile a day earlier that has “strategic significance” in bolstering its self-defense capabilities, state-run media said.

China has urged the US, UK and Australia to “play a constructive role in regional peace and stability” after the trio launched a trilateral security partnership called AUKUS.

Afghanistan’s interim Taliban government warned the US to stop violating Afghan airspace or face negative consequences.

Lava flowing from a volcano that devastated the Spanish island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography said Wednesday.

Ukraine’s Cabinet adopted an action plan to implement the “Strategy for the Liberation and Reintegration of Crimea,” according to media reports.

Jordan reopened the Jaber border crossing with Syria after a two-month closure due to military escalations in southwestern Daraa province.

Tunisian President Kais Saied named Najla Bouden as prime minister and asked her to form a new government.

Algeria summoned the French ambassador to lodge a protest after the French government announced that it will slash the number of visas for North African countries, including Algeria.

Strikes, demonstrations and protests for the environment continued across the globe in August, with protesters demanding more decisive action to tackle climate change.

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