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“This will cost Sir Iain support” – Turkish backlash after Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith backs Armenian Genocide bill

Conservative politician Sir Iain Duncan Smith has landed himself in hot water with British Turks after it emerged he supported the introduction of a new bill calling for the First World War massacres of Armenians in Anatolia to be recognised as a “genocide”. Ayşe Osman, head of the UK’s Turkish Cypriot umbrella body CTCA, has […]

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Turkish Airlines crew help deliver Afghan baby Havva on evacuation flight

There was drama of a positive kind on a flight taking evacuees from Afghanistan to Birmingham. One of the refugees, 26-year-old Soman Noori, went into labour on a Turkish Airlines flight from Dubai to Birmingham. The Afghan refugee, who had left Kabul with her husband and two young children the previous day, gave birth to […]

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Turkish Cargo posts growth in pandemic year, plays vital role in transporting Covid vaccine worldwide

Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Cargo has continued to grow in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic has seen many airlines grounded and revenues for the aviation sector plummet. Despite this challenging backdrop, Turkish Cargo’s revenue, market share and market volume are all up on 2019 figures. According to World Air Cargo Data (WACD), Turkish Cargo claimed […]

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UK-Turkey flights resume for Turkish nationals and foreigners with residency permits, but with PCR tests and quarantine on arrival

Five days after suspending all flights from Britain due to coronavirus mutation fears, the Turkish authorities have announced a partial restoration of services for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals with Turkish residency permits only. After assessing the risks from the newly identified more contagious variant of coronavirus in the UK and elsewhere, the Turkish authorities […]

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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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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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Coronavirus: Turkish Airlines to remain grounded until end of May

Turkey’s biggest carrier Turkish Airlines has announced the continued suspension of its domestic and international flights. The news, posted on the company website on Tuesday, 28 April, stated that the suspension would run until 28 May, and was “in accordance with decisions taken by the official authorities” to help “protect public health against the novel […]

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Airlines in Turkey launch new UK flights
 

Pegasus Airlines will start flying between Manchester and Istanbul on 1 July, the company has announced. Flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen will operate five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, a Pegasus press statement said. The new flights will take off from Manchester at 12:40pm, arriving in Istanbul […]