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UK-Turkey air bridge confirmed for this summer

On Friday, the British government announced that people arriving from over fifty destinations from 10 July no longer need to self-isolate if they are coming to England. Among those listed is Turkey, which has already ended self-isolation for visitors from the United Kingdom, so essentially the two countries will have formed an “air bridge” when […]

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Talks to strike a UK-Turkey free trade deal “making good progress”

Negotiators from the United Kingdom and Turkey have met again today to discuss a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. It is the eighth time the bilateral Trade Working Group is meeting, according to a tweet by Judith Slater, Britain’s Consul General in Istanbul and its Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. […]

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“Safe Tourism” scheme for visitors planning to holiday in Turkey this summer

‘Safe tourism’ is the message from Turkey for this summer. Flights between the United Kingdom and Turkey have recently re-started, with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus and Easyjet among the carriers to resume their service. The number of flights is expected to increase in July when, as expected, the two governments sign an ‘air bridge’ agreement, which […]

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Turkish Airlines confirms its Ercan-Istanbul flight schedule for June

Turkish Airlines has announced it is resuming flights between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) from Saturday, 20 June 2020. The airline will be operating four flights a week to Ercan Airport, Lefkoşa, until the end of the month. The carrier had been expected to resume its North Cyprus flights last week, […]

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Pegasus re-starting flights to London Stansted, Ercan and other international destinations

Pegasus Airlines has announced it is resuming international flights. It follows a suspension of nearly 3 months to comply with government-imposed travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The low-cost carrier started flights to Germany at the weekend, and will be gradually adding more European destinations from 15 June 2020, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, […]

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Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet resuming flights to the UK from today

After an absence of nearly three months, flights between Turkey and Britain are restarting today, 11 June. The news was confirmed on social media by the British Embassy in Ankara. In a statement posted on its UK in Turkey Facebook page, Turkish Airlines will operate one daily flight from Istanbul Airport to London Heathrow, while its […]

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Repatriation flights for citizens after UK left off Turkey’s list of 40 international destinations

Turkey is set to resume international flights from 10 June. Commercial carriers such as Pegasus and Turkish Airlines will gradually start to fly to forty countries from this date, Turkey’s Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced in a written statement on Thursday, 4 June. Turkey, a major international transit hub, closed its airspace on 28 March […]