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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

Turkey's Expanding Defence Industry

Turkey's Expanding Defence Industry

​Turkish President Says UN Failed Once Again

​Turkish President Says UN Failed Once Again

​What Reforms Does the UN Need? | Turkish Defence Industry

​What Reforms Does the UN Need? | Turkish Defence Industry

What's Led To The Rapid Growth in Turkey's Defence Sector?

What's Led To The Rapid Growth in Turkey's Defence Sector?

Saudi Arabia Condemned Over Khashoggi Ruling |​ Turkey's Gaming Industry

Saudi Arabia Condemned Over Khashoggi Ruling |​ Turkey's Gaming Industry

​Turkey's Booming Gaming Industry

​Turkey's Booming Gaming Industry

Khashoggi Murder: Saudi Arabia Commutes Death Sentences

Khashoggi Murder: Saudi Arabia Commutes Death Sentences

​What's Behind the Success of Turkey's Gaming Industry?

​What's Behind the Success of Turkey's Gaming Industry?

Turkey-France Tensions | Turkish Grand Prix

Turkey-France Tensions | Turkish Grand Prix

Formula 1 Returns To Turkey

Formula 1 Returns To Turkey

Have Turkey-France Relations Hit Rock Bottom?

Have Turkey-France Relations Hit Rock Bottom?

Turkish Grand Prix

Turkish Grand Prix

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