Turkey to ‘temporarily’ close border with Iran over coronavirus fears

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Turkey on Sunday announced it would “temporarily” close its land border with neighboring Iran as alarm grows over a spike in new coronavirus infections.

“We have decided to shut the land border temporarily after an increase in the number of cases in our neighbor Iran,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters. He said air traffic would be unilaterally halted from 2000 (1700 GMT).

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