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

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

Faruk Zorlu   | 26.09.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Sept. 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 more than 107.64 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.

More than 53.39 million people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while an excess of 43.43 million are fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry.

Turkey has also given booster shots to more than 10.11 million people.

The ministry recorded 26,145 new coronavirus cases and 193 more fatalities in the last 24 hours.


Other developments

Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou returned to China after three years of house arrest in Canada for allegedly violating US sanctions against Iran.

Egyptian and Syrian foreign ministers met for the first time in the last 10 years in a meeting as part of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

The South Sudan government said Friday that protests in Eastern Sudan have affected the flow of oil to Port Sudan, disrupting production in oil fields.

Pakistan's youngest mountain climber added another feather to his cap Saturday, summiting the 8,163-meter (26,78 feet) Manaslu peak in Nepal.

Thousands of Scots marched to demand independence from the UK in the nation’s capital of Edinburgh.

The UK has seen long queues formed in front of gas stations after oil and petrol giant BP and Tesco Alliance announced a "handful" of petrol stations would be closed due to a shortage of lorry drivers.

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday in Sfax in southern Tunisia to demand an end to President Kais Saied’s move to pool powers.


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