One soldier killed, two wounded after coming under fire from across Iranian border in Turkey’s southeast
One Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in southeast Turkey as they came under fire from the Iranian side of the border, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on June 24. The name of the soldier was revealed as 23-year-old Recep Durak. His family in the eastern province of Elazığ was notified of his death on June 24.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that flights to Iran, suspended since late February to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will resume on August 1. Çavuşoğlu also said that Ankara is hoping to hold the Astana Summit in Iran.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that he told an Iranian delegation planning to visit Turkey to not come, but suggested talking over Skype instead, amid the coronavirus outbreak in Iran. "They wanted to send a delegation to our [ministry's] Science Committee to receive information. We said, 'Don't come. Let's talk over Skype,'" Koca said.