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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 1, 2021

Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments

Zehra Nur Düz   | 01.12.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 1, 2021

ANKARA

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 nearly 120.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to the latest figures released Tuesday.

Separately, the Health Ministry recorded 25,216 new coronavirus cases, 207 deaths and 24,498 recoveries from the virus over the past day.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed his condolences to the Azerbaijani people over a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of 14 soldiers and wounded two others.

The European Union and Turkey held their first High-Level Dialogue on public health Tuesday to discuss the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to share best health care practices.

World

An Azerbaijani border patrol helicopter crashed Tuesday during a training mission, killing 14 soldiers and injuring two others on board, said an official statement.

Parliamentarians from 50 countries from across the world gathered Tuesday in the Turkish capital Ankara to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Astronomers in Chile said Tuesday that they discovered the closest pair of supermassive black holes to the Earth ever seen while using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT).

NASA delayed a planned spacewalk on Tuesday outside the International Space Station (ISS) because of threats from space debris.

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it was opening the consular section at its embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

A Libyan court on Tuesday ruled to exclude warlord Khalifa Haftar from next month’s presidential election, according to local media.

Militiamen aligned with Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday withdrew from the vicinity of the Sabha court in southern Libya, according to a local security official.

Celebrity cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz announced Tuesday that he is running for the Senate in the US state of Pennsylvania as a Republican.

The US imposed visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday.

A far-right commentator and journalist announced his candidacy for president Tuesday by using xenophobic imagery belittling multicultural France.

The US is revoking the designation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as a foreign terror organization, the State Department said Tuesday.

France reiterates threat of retaliation in fishing crisis.

Barbados has officially removed Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, becoming a republic.

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