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Probe launched over claims baby mistakenly given COVID jab

Turkey's Health Ministry has launched a probe following allegations by an expert that a baby was mistakenly given a COVID-19 vaccine.

The issue became a hotly debated matter after a professor earlier suggested that at some community health centers' coronavirus jabs are being administered to babies.

Homes built for İzmir quake victims to be delivered soon

Homes being developed for the victims of the devastating earthquake that took place in October last year in the western province of İzmir will start to be delivered to their owners at the end of next month.

The government launched the large-scale housing project for those whose homes were totally destroyed or heavily damaged in the tremor.

Nearly 800 irregular migrants held across Turkey

At least 782 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, local authorities said on Aug. 20. 

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Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter that 436 irregular migrants, including 170 Afghan nationals, were held in 16 districts on Thursday.

They were handed over to the local migration office for deportation procedures, he added.

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