Turkey closes border gates with Greece, Bulgaria

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Turkey on Wednesday closed its borders with Greece and Bulgaria as part of the measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, local media reported.

Citing a statement issued by the governor office of Turkey’s northwestern border province of Edirne, the Ihlas news agency said a total of three land and railway border gates with Greece and four others with Bulgaria were closed to entry and exit of passengers.

The sea travels from Greece to Turkey are also temporarily stopped, Ihlas added.

“Entrance into Turkey via land or sea was banned for Greek and Bulgarian citizens, and third-country nationals who were in those countries over the past 14 days as of March 19,” it noted. Enditem