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Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended another month

Flights between the two countries won't resume before Oct. 1 amid reports of rising coronavirus cases.
The Baghdad international airport is pictured following its reopening on July 23, 2020, after a closure forced by the coronavirus pandemic restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly COVID-19 illness in Iraq. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

Turkey's flight suspension to and from Iraq has been extended through October 1, Iraq’s civil aviation authority announced Monday amid a rising number of coronavirus cases.

Turkey has resumed some international air travel, but in early August it suspended flights with Iraq through Sept. 1 citing recommendations from its Health Ministry. In Monday’s announcement, the Civil Aviation Ministry in Iraq did not give a reason why the ban was extended another month.

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