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Turkey has given over 105.6M coronavirus vaccine jabs to date

ANKARA Turkey has administered over 105.6 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Monday. Some 52.8 million people...

Over 4.14B coronavirus vaccine shots administered worldwide

ANKARA The number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide crossed 4.14 billion as of Sunday, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University. China, where the...

Turkey administers over 842,500 COVID-19 vaccine jabs over past 24 hours

ANKARA Turkey administered a total of 842,570 COVID-19 vaccine shots over the past day, according to official figures released on Thursday. Since it launched the vaccination drive in January, the country...

Turkish health minister urges vaccination for families of health staff

GENEVA Turkey's health minister on Monday urged the world to vaccinate the families of healthcare workers against coronavirus, as the UN health agency said the pandemic has killed at least...

AstraZeneca reiterates safety of vaccine amid concerns

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca issued a statement Sunday reiterating the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine based on scientific evidence amid concerns over reports of people developing blood clots after receiving...

Global herd immunity to take 2-3 years: Chinese expert

ANKARA Global herd immunity against COVID-19 will take two to three years, China’s top respiratory disease expert said. “With the development and marketing of vaccines, it will take at least two...

US: Fauci says 'open season' by April for vaccinations

ANKARA The US' leading infectious disease expert predicted Thursday that by April it will be "open season" for coronavirus vaccinations in the country, when all groups will able to receive...

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Britain’s drug regulator on Wednesday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK, according to an official statement. Starting today the National Health Service “will prioritise giving the...

COVID-19 deaths eclipse 1.1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally...

Amid Oxford snag, Chinese vaccines in spotlight

ANKARA With the Oxford vaccine trials in seemingly choppy waters, at least three Chinese companies have unveiled their COVID-19 vaccines. China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech displayed their vaccines...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

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