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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Sept. 27, 2021

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

Faruk Zorlu   | 27.09.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Sept. 27, 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 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 over 43.43 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

The data showed that 86% of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 10.11 million people.

A group of 254 irregular migrants attempting to illegally go abroad were held by authorities in southwestern Turkey.

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 48 asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greek authorities, according to a Turkish security source.

Other developments

Germany’s left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) expanded its lead over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc as vote counting continued in the country’s parliamentary election.

Five Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli media.

Pakistani security forces claimed to have killed the suspected mastermind of a 2018 election rally bombing that killed over 150 people and injured hundreds in southwestern Balochistan province.

The Taliban announced that all technical glitches at Kabul airport have been repaired and that international flights could resume.

Pakistan has allowed an Afghan airline to operate flights from Islamabad to Kabul, a Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official said.

A Muslim woman living in the Austrian capital Vienna was physically harmed as she was subjected to a racist attack for wearing the hijab.

The British government has announced that it will issue temporary visas to 5,000 heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers and 5,500 poultry workers until Christmas this year to ease supply chain problems.

Libyan authorities have discovered two new mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, a former stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces located northeast of the capital Tripoli.

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