Turkish Minister of Transport:Turkey and Russia resume flights today
A number of Turkish media reported that Turkish Minister of Transportation Adil Karaismeloglu announced on July 15 local time that Turkey and Russia have resumed flights since the epidemic has been suspended for three and a half months.
△Turkish Minister of Transport (picture from the Internet)
Russia is Turkey’s main source of foreign tourists. In 2019, 7 million Russian tourists visited Turkey, accounting for 15.6%of the total number of Turkish foreign tourists ranks first.
According to Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, as of now, Turkey has resumed flights with 32 countries, including Russia, and is in consultation with 20 countries on the issue of resuming flights.
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As of July 14, local time, Turkey has confirmed more than 210,000 cases of new coronary pneumonia, and the number of recent cases has shown signs of decline, increasing on July 14. The number of cases has fallen below 1,000. Turkish President Erdogan stated in the television speech that the peak period of the Turkish epidemic has passed, but the current prevention and control measures will continue until the number of cases approaches zero. (Reporter Chen Huihui)