Turkey bars some Middle Eastern nationals from flying to Belarus
20 November 2021 | 3:20 pm
Turkey has banned nationals from Iraq, Syria and Yemen from traveling to Belarus. It comes amid EU pressure over migrants stranded at Belarus' border with Poland.
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