The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria increases to 21,051.
At least 3,400 people are killed in Turkey and Syria as a magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Gaziantep Province, Turkey.
Sixteen people are killed and 21 others are injured when a bus crashes into the scene of an earlier road accident in Gaziantep Province, Turkey.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterates that he will vote against the admittance of Finland and Sweden into NATO, effectively preventing their accession. Erdoğan has accused the two countries of supporting the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, which Turkey considers to be terrorist organizations.
The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency approves Sinovac's vaccine for emergency use in the country. This comes after a clinical trial showed the vaccine had a 65.3% efficacy in Indonesia compared to an efficacy of 91% in Turkey and 78% in Brazil.
Turkey temporarily suspend flights from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and South Africa due to concerns over a new variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Rockets fired by ISIL from northern Syria hit a poor neighborhood and a mosque in the Turkish city of Kilis, killing one person and injuring 26 others. Turkish security forces responded by returning fire into Syria.
A Turkish Airlines plane flying from New York City (U.S.) to Istanbul, Turkey, is diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, after authorities received information of a bomb threat. All 256 passengers and crew are safe. The flight (Turkish Airlines TYH2-TK2) left JFK International Airport at 9 p.m. Saturday and landed just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is investigating.
Greek Coast Guard intercepts a Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship, "Nour M", with around 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles on board. The ship's Turkish captain and seven crew members were arrested.