Turkey launches comparative Turkovac-CoronoVac vaccine trials

Turkey has started to administer its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidate to volunteers at a major hospital in the capital Ankara as part of the jab's Phase 3 clinical trials to compare its efficacy to that of the Chinese-developed CoronaVac shot, the country's top health official announced on July 16. 

Second suspect who threatened Hrant Dink Foundation detained

A second suspect who sent a death threat to the Hrant Dink Foundation, founded in the memory of the slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, just after the first suspect was arrested has been detained. 

Security units determined the location of the second suspect, identified only by the initials E.B., in Istanbul before detaining him.