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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 23, 2021

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

Dilan Pamuk   | 23.09.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 23, 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 some 106.5 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January. More than 53 million people have gotten their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 42.7 million are fully vaccinated. The Health Ministry reported 28,168 new coronavirus cases, while 242 more people lost their fight against the disease in the last 24 hours.

Turkish security forces arrested eight suspects in Istanbul for their alleged links to the far-left DHKP-C terrorist group.

Three Daesh/ISIS terror suspects were arrested while trying to illegally enter Turkey from Syria.

Turkey criticized the decision to withdraw a vote of confidence from Libya's government.

Other developments

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolted Australia's Victoria state, damaging some buildings in the capital Melbourne.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accused rich countries of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines while the poor “wait for trickles.”

Hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted Nicaragua.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Israel's signing of an oil and gas exploration contract in a disputed maritime area contradicts UN-hosted indirect negotiations between Beirut and Tel Aviv.

France should “get a grip” over the new partnership between Australia, the UK and the US, the British prime minister said.

A majority of European citizens believe that a new cold war with both Russia and China is underway, a new study revealed.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US should do more regarding a further influx of refugees in the wake of the refugee crisis that followed the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

A conference on "Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran Relations" was hosted by the Azerbaijan Center for the Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) with representatives from the three nations.

The European Union welcomed Turkey’s plan to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change next month.

Eruptions from a volcano grew in intensity on the island of La Palma which has forced more than 6,000 people to be evacuated on the Canary Islands off southwest Spain.

It is the greatest desire of Turkish Cypriots to make the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) one of the most important trade centers in the world, its prime minister said.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the US on Wednesday for failing to address a migration crisis it is facing.​​​​​​​

The Russian, Chinese and Pakistani envoys to Afghanistan held talks with representatives of the Taliban administration.

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