Turkey plans to resume international flights to 40 countries gradually as of June 10, the transport and infrastructure minister said on Thursday.

The international flights from Turkey will carry passengers firstly to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar, and Greece, Adil Karaismailoglu said in a statement.

Karaismailoglu stressed that Turkey took initiatives with 92 countries to restart international flights.

“We have come to an agreement with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Austria, Lithuania, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Albania, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, and Italy,” he said.

Turkey suspended all international flights on March 28 amid COVID-19-related travel restrictions worldwide.

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