Turkey discusses flight resumptions with 92 countries

Turkey will also continue to allow flights to 48 other countries. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 August 2020

Turkey discusses flight resumptions with 92 countries

  • Turkey has already resumed flights with 48 countries
  • The country has been gradually resuming flights since June 11

DUBAI: Turkey’s transportation and infrastructure minister said they completed talks on flight resumptions with 92 countries, Hurriyet Daily reported.
Turkey will also continue to allow flights to 48 other countries, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a press release.
Turkey suspended international travel to curb the spread of coronavirus, but has been gradually resuming flights since June 11.
Earlier in August, doctors in Turkey’s coronavirus hotspots said hospitals were filling up with more cases than are reflected in the official nationwide count, which resurged above 1,000 that week.
Intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms in hospitals set aside for COVID-19 patients were at capacity in the capital Ankara and the southeastern city of Gaziantep, medics associations from those regions told Reuters.


Greece close to resuming maritime talks with Turkey

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Greece close to resuming maritime talks with Turkey

  • Neighbors bitterly disagree over maritime jurisdiction and energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean

ATHENS: Greece is close to resuming talks with Turkey over maritime zones, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.
NATO members Turkey and Greece bitterly disagree over maritime jurisdiction and energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Tensions flared last month when Turkey sent the Oruc Reis seismic survey vessel to waters also claimed by Greece.
The Oruc Reis returned to port last week for what Ankara called routine maintenance, a move Greece said was a positive first step toward defusing the stand-off.
“We’re close to resuming exploratory talks, but how soon this will happen depends on both sides, on Greece and Turkey. The sentiment is good,” Petsas told reporters.
Earlier discussions between Athens and Ankara on demarcating maritime zones broke down in 2016. Greek media have reported that exploratory talks could start as early as this week.