For the record;  Turkey removed from UK’s safe travel list due to Turkey’s dubious Covid-19 reporting

UK’s Secretary of State for Transport has announced that Turkey has been removed from their safe travel list as it defines the number of new COVID-19 cases in a different way. The ones who travel from Turkey to the UK will now have to self-isolate.

Turkey put on quarantine list in UK after Ankara admits to posting partial COVID-19 data

Travellers arriving in England and Scotland from Turkey will have to self-isolate for 14 days from early on Oct. 3, officials said as they expanded their COVID-19 quarantine lists.

Britain has excluded Turkey on Thursday from its “safe list” of countries from which people can…


The move comes after health minister says daily figures published since July 29 only reflected symptomatic patients.

Up to 50,000 half-term and winter-sun breaks will be scrapped as UK government closes Turkey travel corridor in surprise move

Tens of thousands of holidays to Turkey are being cancelled after the UK government added the country to the quarantine list on Thursday night, dashing hopes of a boost for the travel industry from late summer sun and October half-term breaks.

President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Oct. 1 of sending Syrian jihadists to fight in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a move that he said changed the situation.

Turkey, a close ally of Muslim Azerbaijan, has denied sending mercenaries to take part in the fighting.

E.U. Leaders’ Thorny To-Do List: Belarus and Turkey, for Starters

The agenda for Thursday’s summit is long, including persuading Cyprus to back sanctions on Belarus and hashing out a joint strategy on Turkey. And there’s always money to fight about.

 

France accused Turkey on Oct. 1 of sending Syrian mercenaries to fight in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and said it was working with Russia to reach a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces.

Turkey has denied sending mercenaries to take part in the conflict.

EU leaders are meeting as member Greece is locked in a row with Turkey over energy and sea borders.

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