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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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TRNC Transport Minister confirms two more repatriation flights from UK to Ercan

The government of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has responded to calls to help repatriate more Turkish Cypriots stranded in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Transport Minister Tolga Atakan announced on his Facebook page on Thursday that two flights will be sent to the UK “to evacuate” TRNC citizens on consecutive days […]

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Turkey ceases all international flights in response to coronavirus crisis

The Turkish authorities have extended their partial ban on flights to now cover all overseas destinations. The decision to ground all international flights to contain the coronavirus pandemic was announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday, 27 March. The president gave the news at a press conference after meeting with the country’s leading medical […]

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Turkish Embassy in Britain advises citizens to return to Turkey while they can

Turkish nationals in Britain wishing to return to Turkey have been advised to arrange their travel home quickly, hinting that a ban on flights between the two countries is imminent. An announcement posted on the Turkish Embassy in London’s social media pages today has urged Turkish citizens currently in the United Kingdom for a short […]

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Turkey suspends flights to 9 European countries in bid to contain coronavirus

Turkey announced on Friday that it was halting all flights to and from nine European states, including France and Germany, as it ramped up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. The development came after there were three more recorded cases of coronavirus in Turkey, bringing the total to five. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told […]

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First cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Turkey and North Cyprus

The first cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed by officials in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). On Tuesday, 10 March, a 65-year-old German tourist visiting the TRNC tested positive for COVID-19. She had been staying at Salamis Bay Conti Hotel in Mağusa, which has since been quarantined. TRNC Health Minister […]