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Hajj Amid COVID-19 | Turkey Open for Tourism

Many Muslims save their entire lives for a chance to travel to the holy city of Mecca to complete the Hajj pilgrimage. But this year, the coronavirus pandemic has upended those plans. So, what restrictions has the Saudi kingdom imposed? And how will the scaled-down Hajj impact the country's economy? Plus, The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the world’s busy summer tourism season, but Turkey is hoping to be an outlier. But will travellers return? And what health measures are in place to keep them safe? Guests: Nawab Osman Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Sara Bazoobandi Fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington Taha Arvas Columnist for the Daily Sabah Jennifer Iduh Head of Research and Development at the European Travel Commission

How will coronavirus impact Hajj?

How will coronavirus impact Hajj?

Muslim pilgrimage: What Hajj means to me

Muslim pilgrimage: What Hajj means to me

Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia halts travels to Mecca and Medina

Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia halts travels to Mecca and Medina

Turkey debuts safe tourism certificate at Antalya conference

Turkey debuts safe tourism certificate at Antalya conference

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Turkey Wants Better Ties with the US | Turkey’s Ambitious Space Programme

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Turkey Seeks ‘Win-Win’ Relationship with the US

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Turkey Sets Sights on Moon

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Turkey Slams US for ‘Siding with PKK Terrorists’

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An Interview with TRNC President Ersin Tatar

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What’s Needed to Resolve the Cyprus Issue?

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Transitional Government in Libya | Is There a Vaccine Bias in the West?

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Why Is the West Reluctant to Use Chinese, Russian Vaccines?

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