Turkey closed its borders not only with Iran, but also with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan due to coronavirus threat, contact.az reported.
Iran, from which the threat emanates, also closed the border with Nakhchivan. As a result, the autonomous republic, which has no direct land connection with the rest of Azerbaijan, and an extended border with Armenia, found itself in a complete land blockade. The only connection with the outside world is through air links with Baku.
According to local sources, due to the blockade of roads, prices for food products increased in Nakhchivan. Local residents buy large quantities of groats, flour, and other products in stores. Authorities have not imposed restrictions on the sale of products.
A day earlier Turkish health minister said the country is closing its border with Iran.
Fahrettin Koca said the air and rail connection with Iran will be suspended, while road with Nakhchivan will be closed.