Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – June 12, 2021
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments
Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.
Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey
More than 19.21 million people have received their first doses, while 13.57 million have been fully vaccinated. The country confirmed 6,261 new cases, including 561 symptomatic patients in the last 24 hours.
Turkish forces “neutralized” two more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq. Separately, a wanted PKK terrorist was neutralized in an operation led by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization in northern Iraq.
Turkey’s president congratulated the nation’s premier humanitarian aid group, the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay), on its 153rd anniversary.
The Turkish defense minister met his British and Italian counterparts on Italy's Sicily island.
Turkish forces held at least 180 irregular migrants in southern Antalya and southwestern Mugla provinces.
COVID-19 updates worldwide
More than 2.3 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.
Britain pledged to donate 100 million surplus vaccines to the world next year.
China announced the approval of inactivated vaccines for emergency use in children between 3 and 17.
Public Health England announced the Delta variant of the coronavirus is 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant and now comprises more than 90% of new cases in the UK.
Other global developments
The leaders of the world’s richest economies and three guest countries convened in Cornwall, England for a G7 summit.
At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway in southwestern Pakistan.
France sent Britain a stern warning that “nothing is renegotiable” for its attempts to unilaterally extend a grace period on Brexit regulations related to Northern Ireland.
The UN human rights chief warned of a Myanmar military buildup and said a further escalation in violence is unfolding across Myanmar and must be halted to prevent further loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency.
The Greek prime minister rejected the possibility of a two-state solution to resolve the Cyprus dispute.
A Palestinian teen was killed when Israeli soldiers dispersed protests against illegal Jewish settlements
The powerful UN Security Council has five new member nations after a vote -- Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon.
At least one Ukrainian soldier was killed in pro-Russian separatists’ attacks in the eastern part of the country.
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