ANKARA 

With 750 suspected cases of coronavirus in Iran and 18 confirmed, along with five deaths, Turkey is subjecting all arrivals from Iran to medical checks, and barring people with symptoms from entering the country, said the country’s top health official on Friday. 

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Turkey is offering a helping hand to virus-stricken China by sending a cargo plane “loaded with a huge shipment of medical aid items and equipment.” 

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca 

Earlier this month, Turkey sent an A400M-type military cargo planet to Wuhan – the epicenter of the virus – and evacuated

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