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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 3, 2021

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

Zehra Nur Düz   | 03.12.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 3, 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's president chaired a climate change meeting of the country's Presidential High Advisory Board on Thursday.

Turkey's economy will continue to grow following a record-high rise in its exports last month, the country's president said Thursday.

Turkey on Thursday urged the Council of Europe against interfering in the country's independent judiciary on the case of Osman Kavala.

Turkey on Thursday strongly denied a statement by the so-called parliament of the Syrian regime targeting the country's territorial integrity.

The Turkish foreign minister on Thursday urged diplomacy to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

Nureddin Nebati was sworn in as Turkey’s new treasury and finance minister Thursday.

Turkey has administered more than 120.64 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to the latest figures released Thursday.

Separately, the Health Ministry recorded 21,747 new coronavirus cases, 192 deaths and 22,284 recoveries from the virus over the past day.

World

The European Union imposed a new round of sanctions against Belarus on Thursday, targeting among others its national airline and tourism companies in response to the migration crisis at the bloc’s borders with the country.

The US sanctioned 20 individuals and 12 entities in Belarus, citing the administration of President Alexander Lukashenko’s "blatant disregard for international norms and the wellbeing of its own citizens," the Treasury Department said Thursday.

The European Union allocated €325 million ($367 million) in additional funding for refugees in Turkey, the European Commission announced Thursday.

The US and Mexico reached an agreement Thursday that will revive the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, commonly known as “Remain in Mexico.”

A Libyan court on Thursday allowed Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to run for president after accepting his appeal following a ruling that had him excluded from the Dec. 24 presidential polls.

Former Austrian Chancellor and leader of the Conservative People’s Party (OVP) Sebastian Kurz said Thursday that he is leaving politics.

The Azerbaijani Air Forces conducted a military drill with Bayraktar drones, Turkey's state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced Thursday.

Japan on Thursday restarted one of the nuclear reactors closed for two years due to regular safety checks and a court order.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on Thursday in Stockholm to discuss a wide range of bilateral and international issues, including the Ukraine conflict.

The interim government of Afghanistan on Thursday protested a UN committee’s decision not to allow its envoy to resume the Afghan seat at the UN.

China late Wednesday summoned the ambassador of Japan to protest “brutal interference in China’s internal affairs.”

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