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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 2, 2021

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

Dilan Pamuk   | 02.08.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 2, 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 73.37 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January. The ministry also confirmed 20,890 new infections and 96 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while as many as 5,539 more patients recovered.

The number of people who have lost their lives due to massive forest fires in southern Turkey has increased to eight.

The Turkish president held separate phone conversations with Georgia and Ethiopia’s prime ministers.

Seven PKK terrorists have been neutralized in Turkey’s ongoing operations in northern Iraq.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry issued a diplomatic note to Greece over the killing of a Turkish citizen in northwestern Edirne province by gunfire from the Greek side of the border.

Worldwide developments related to COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide crossed 4.14 billion as of Sunday.​​​​​​​

Protests were held in the German capital of Berlin against the government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations.

Developments across the world

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced that Armenian army elements targeted the country's positions in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

India assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of August, taking over from France.

Egypt called on Tunisians to avoid escalation and violence amid tensions after Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and suspended parliament.

A consensus has been reached inside Palestinian group Hamas to re-elect Ismail Haniyeh as the head of the movement’s political bureau for a second four-year term.

The Israeli government granted 15,000 work permits for Palestinians from the West Bank to work in the construction sector.

Seventeen Palestinian detainees in Israel have launched a hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial.

At least 21 people were killed and eight others injured in a road crash in Malawi.

Eight soldiers were killed or injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

At least five civilians were killed when a mortar shell struck a taxi in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province.

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