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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 24, 2021

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

Dilan Pamuk   | 24.09.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 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 over 106.89 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January. More than 53.18 million people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 43 million are fully vaccinated. Separately, the country reported 27,844 new coronavirus cases, while 217 more people lost their fight against the disease in the last 24 hours.

As NATO allies, I hope we treat each other amicably and not with hostility, but the current state of events do not seem to be going that way, the Turkish president said, referring to Turkey's relations with the US.

Turkish security forces "neutralized" 11 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria across Turkey's border while the terrorists attempted to infiltrate and attack the Operation Peace Spring zone.

Other developments

Undeterred by an alarming virus surge or hundreds of arrests over recent days, demonstrations against a vaccine mandate in the Australian state of Victoria continued.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan urged legislators to make misogyny a hate crime.

Sudanese protesters closed Port Sudan Airport amid protests against a 2020 peace deal with rebel groups.

A Russian aircraft which disappeared from flight radars Wednesday has crashed in eastern Russia, leaving all six people on board dead, according to media reports.

China has called for an end to economic sanctions on Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.

Iran said progress has been made in talks with Saudi Arabia to improve their bilateral relations.

The UN rights chief warned of a “full-blown” civil war in Myanmar along with the impact of a sharply increasing COVID-19 pandemic and economic collapse, urging action from the international community.

The head of the World Health Organization warned after a trip to Afghanistan this week, where he met with the Taliban leadership in Kabul, that health gains in the country over the past 20 years are at risk but engaging with the new rulers is essential for the Afghan people.

US Special Envoy for Haiti Daniel Foote resigned because of what he said was a "deeply flawed" policy on Haiti, days after the expulsion of Haitian migrants.

Four Tunisian parties said the country’s President Kais Saied has lost his legitimacy.

Nobel Prize winners will receive medals and diplomas in their home countries this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nobel Foundation said.

The EU added three countries -- Chile, Kuwait and Rwanda -- to its free travel list while withdrawing rights to non-essential entry to travelers from two nations.

The Ukrainian parliament passed a bill to prevent the influence of oligarchs on politics.

Reinforcing EU security and defense capacities would also make NATO stronger, the EU foreign policy chief said.

US police in Memphis, Tennessee are responding to a shooting that reportedly left over a dozen people injured at a local grocery store.

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