ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s flag carrier conducted an evacuation flight Friday from the UK for those stranded as regular flights were halted because of the new strain of the coronavirus.  

A plane initially took off from Istanbul at noon with passengers who complied with coronavirus conditions and wanted to go to London.

Upon arrival, information on passengers going to Istanbul was recorded as part of COVID-19 measures and the Turkish Airlines plane returned to the Turkish metropolis.

Passengers were taken to a COVID-19 PCR test area in Istanbul.

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