The first plane carrying 108 Turkish citizens from Munich, Germany, arrived in Istanbul on Tuesday after Turkey imposed a travel ban last week to nine European countries amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey banned entry from Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

An expedition was launched for the return of Turkish citizens in these countries who were there for business, visiting family or education.

Some 3,614 Turkish citizens applied to the Turkish embassies in these nine countries to return.

They will be brought back on

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