ISTANBUL 

Turkish Airlines has suspended some of its flight operations to Iran until Feb. 27, sources in the company said, as the Gulf country scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. 

The flag carrier has taken a series of measures on trips to neighboring Iran as the death toll from the virus rose to 12 – the highest outside China.

While the airline has canceled its flights to Iranian cities such as Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz and Tabriz, it also reduced the number of daily trips to Tehran to two.

Although there are no restrictions on passengers traveling to the Iranian capital,

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