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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 24, 2021

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

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 24.11.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 24, 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 more than 119.6 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.

Turkish security forces “neutralized” four YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, said the National Defense Ministry.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed that Turkey will not go to snap elections and predicted victory in the scheduled June 2023 polls.

Commenting on volatility in foreign exchange markets, Turkey’s Central Bank decried “unhealthy” and “unrealistic” price formations in the markets, saying they are completely detached from economic fundamentals.

Economic ties between the United Arab Emirates and Turkey are growing stronger and offer great opportunities to establish new partnerships in different fields, especially trade and investment, according to the Emirati economy minister. 

World

At least 46 people were burned to death early Tuesday in a bus accident in Bulgaria.

South Korea’s former President and military dictator Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a 1979 coup, died at the age of 90.

The Iraqi army launched a nationwide military operation against the Daesh/ISIS terror group.

Germany reported more than 45,000 new coronavirus infections as a fourth wave of the pandemic continues to spread throughout the country.

A delegation of Moroccan media professionals and civil society representatives is visiting Israel upon an invitation from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, according to Israeli media.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated his country's support for Sudan to achieve peace and stability.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied allegations that Russia is prepping for a possible invasion of Ukraine.

Israel will not be bound by any new nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, according to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

At least six people, including four children, died when a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka.

Germany urged Russia to refrain from escalatory actions near its border with Ukraine.

EU ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss the bloc’s response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, EU-UK relations and the crisis at the EU-Belarus border.

A doctor has been arrested for falsifying 2,000 COVID-19 certificates in Belgium, said officials.

The World Health Organization said COVID-19 is the top cause of death in Europe and Central Asia, with 1.5 million fatalities reported. It warned that the number could hit more than 2 million by March.

Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Abbas Al-Hajj Hassan thanked Turkey for standing by the Lebanese people without discrimination and for providing unconditional aid.

Somalia’s prime minister declared a state of emergency because of the deadly drought in the Horn of Africa nation.

West and Central Africa had the highest number of children recruited and used by armed forces and armed groups involving more than 42,000 children between 2005 and 2020, according to UNICEF.

In the run-up to landmark elections there, the UN special envoy for Libya has resigned his post, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.

More than 200 people have been killed in the US capital in 2021, a milestone not seen since 2004, according to a report.

Spanish police said they have arrested “one of the biggest cryptocurrency con artists.”

Apple announced it sued notorious Israeli spyware maker NSO Group for its allegedly "flagrant violations" of US law stemming from efforts to target iPhone users.




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