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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Oct. 17, 2021

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

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Oct. 17, 2021


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 113.86 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara previously ran the Kabul airport and similar steps in the period ahead could be taken by Turkey, Qatar and Afghanistan if agreements can be made.

Continuing its war on terror, Turkish security forces “neutralized” four more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry.

The third edition of the Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum will be held Oct. 21-22 in Istanbul with a high level of attendance.

Erdogan met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul.

Racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and discrimination remain the main problem for the Turkish community in Europe, according to Erdogan.

Other developments across the World

Russia registered more than 1,000 daily coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The Sixth World Summit on Medical Tourism kicked off in the Jordanian capital of Amman to discuss ways of strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Iran's former top banker, Valiollah Seif, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for disrupting the country's foreign market and economic mismanagement in a trial that lasted three years.

More Palestinian prisoners plan to join an open-ended hunger strike staged by Islamic Jihad detainees in Israeli jails, according to an NGO.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi regarding the Iran nuclear deal, along with bilateral relations and regional and international developments, according to the country’s foreign ministry.

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s party dismissed results of parliamentary elections as “void” and “illegitimate” due to low voter turnout.

Bangladesh registered six COVID-19 deaths, the lowest in seven months, a sign in official data that the coronavirus situation in the South Asian country is improving.

Rebuffing controversial statements by France’s president about the colonial period in Algeria, the nation's parliament said that on a single day in 1961, 300 peaceful Algerians were massacred by the French police.

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