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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 4, 2021

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

Zehra Nur Düz   | 04.12.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Dec. 4, 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 2021 growth forecast was revised up to 11%, according to Moody's global rating agency.

A delegation of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Turkish officials met in Ankara, said Turkey’s National Defense Ministry.

Turkey’s defense minister called comments by the so-called People's Assembly of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria which targeted the territorial integrity of Turkey, “reckless and meaningless statements.”

Turkey has administered more than 120.79 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to the latest figures.

Separately, the Health Ministry recorded 21,495 new virus cases, 187 deaths and 20,193 recoveries in the last 24 hours.   

World

The Taliban-led interim government in Afghanistan banned forced marriages of women in a significant development aimed at empowering Afghan women.

Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer was tapped to become the country's next chancellor after former government head Sebastian Kurz's departure from the political stage.

Ukraine's defense minister said Russia could trigger a large-scale escalation in January.

US President Joe Biden said he is working on a set of initiatives to "make it very, very difficult" for Russia to carry out a possible invasion against Ukraine.

The latest round of talks between Iran and other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna ended without any significant breakthrough.

G7 health ministers issued a statement that said the “global community is faced, at a first evaluation, with the threat of a new, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, which requires urgent action.”

An online meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden may take place “in the very next few days,” according to a Kremlin official.

Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi announced his intention to submit his resignation in hopes of resolving the crisis between his country and Saudi Arabia.





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