Turkish security forces have destroyed 38 claymore mines, three anti-tank mines, and five kilograms of explosive material in northern Syria within the area of its recent anti-terror operation in the region, the Defense Ministry said on March 27.
A district and its four surrounding villages in the Black Sea province of Rize have been put under quarantine in order to curb the spread of coronavirus cases in the region, according to a statement by the provincial health directorate.
Turkey on March 27 banned nationwide mass Friday prayers, as it did last week, but this time allowed a limited number of people to pray together in an Ankara mosque.
In line with recommendations from the Health Ministry’s Science Council and the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), two cemeteries have been designated for the burial of those who died from the coronavirus.
The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 34 asylum seekers off the Aegean coast, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 26.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 27 urged all nations to take swift action to stem the deadly coronavirus.
Turkey on March 26 slammed a statement by the Greek Foreign Ministry over Turkish maritime jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean.