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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 26, 2021

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

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 26.11.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Nov. 26, 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 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.

Turkey's domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, was submitted for emergency use approval to the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, said the nation’s health minister.

At least six PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in an operation by the Turkish intelligence in northern Iraq, said a security source. The country also "neutralized" six others in a domestic anti-terror operation in eastern Turkey.

Turkey's fourth drill ship will begin activities next summer, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez.

Revising up its tourism targets, Turkey aims to generate $24 billion in income this year, the country's culture and tourism minister said.

Unilateral actions should be avoided in Libya to ensure the Dec. 24 elections take place in a lawful and peaceful atmosphere, said Turkey's National Security Council.

Turkey rescued 37 asylum seekers who were illegally pushed back by Greece into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea.

Turkey marked the fifth anniversary of the "historic" peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group on Nov. 24, 2016, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a resolute struggle to end violence against women. 

World

At least eight people were killed and more than 17 others wounded in a car bombing that rocked Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, said police.

Human Rights Watch accused Houthi rebels of carrying out indiscriminate artillery shelling on residential areas in central Yemen.

A Kurdish opposition group in Syria condemned the abduction of three teenage girls by the YPG/PKK terror group to forcibly recruit them.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said it elected Swiss diplomat and UN official Mirjana Spoljaric Egger as its next president and the first woman to lead the organization.

China launched a new satellite into space.

Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Alexander Kalashnikov, days after evidence surfaced of torture at correctional facilities.

The European Medicines Agency recommended the use of the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 and older, according to the EU regulator.

Russia voiced support for normalizing relations between Turkey and Armenia, saying it would contribute to regional stability.

Eleven African countries are experiencing or have experienced the fourth wave of the coronavirus, according to the head of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

UN human rights experts condemned the execution of Arman Abdolali, convicted for an alleged murder when he was 17, and demanded that Iran stop sentencing children to death.

Battling a deadly fourth virus wave and rampant vaccine skepticism, Bulgaria extended its COVID-19 state of emergency to March 31.

Spanish police said they brought down the violent neo-Nazi leadership of Boixos Nois, a hooligan group that supports Futbol Club Barcelona.

The High Court of Catalonia approved the Catalan government’s request to implement COVID-19 passports in gyms, bars, restaurants and nursing homes.

Morocco will suspend regular flights to and from France beginning late Friday because of rising coronavirus cases, the Foreign Ministry announced.

The death toll climbed to 52 from a coal mine accident in the Russian city of Kemerovo, according to authorities.

Canada issued an urgent warning for its nationals to “immediately” leave warn-torn Ethiopia.

Flights from South Africa and five other countries will be suspended beginning midday Friday because of a new coronavirus variant, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said.

Poland’s president urged NATO to bolster its eastern flank in response to a Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered a five-step plan to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to prevent irregular migration.

Three soldiers were killed and 10 injured in a terror attack in northern Burkina Faso, according to authorities.

Germany’s Greens party announced its ministers in the new government after the center-left, liberal, and environmentalist parties reached an agreement to form a coalition.

Security forces busted a fake coronavirus test ring in northern Greece, according to media reports.

The European Parliament urged EU states to adopt asset freeze sanctions and a travel ban on Russian mercenary company, Wagner Group.


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