Russia is temporarily suspending regular and charter flights with Turkey, Moscow announced on April 12.
Some 85 percent of new COVID-19 cases across Turkey are due to the U.K. variant, the country’s health minister said on April 12, urging people to adhere to coronavirus measures to stem the spread of the virus.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the Afghan peace process and a number of other issues in a phone call on April 12.
With Turkey witnessing its highest increase in the number of coronavirus cases, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on April 11 urged the members of the Science Board to speak out about the course of the pandemic in Turkey.
Canada has canceled arms permits to Turkey that were suspended last year, the nation's Foreign Minister Marc Garneau announced on April 12.
Hesitancy against the COVID-19 vaccine is currently running high in Turkey and creating serious risks at a time when the virus cases continue to hover at record levels in the country, experts have warned.