Search

 

Cablegate: Turkish Airlines Suspends More Flights Due to Iraq

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ANKARA 001948

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


STATE FOR EUR/SE, EB/TRA, OPERATIONS CENTER
ROME FOR FAA
PARIS, FRANKFURT FOR TSA


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ATRN TU
SUBJECT: TURKISH AIRLINES SUSPENDS MORE FLIGHTS DUE TO IRAQ
OPERATION


REF: A) ANKARA 1791 B) ANKARA 1203


(SBU) Chief of Marketing for Turkish Airlines (THY), Guliz
Ozturk, confirmed to econoff March 25 that THY had suspended
operations to Kuwait and Bahrain due to insufficient
passenger loads and proximity to the area of military
operations. She said the airline had also suspended flights
within Turkey to Mardin, Sanliurfa, and Gaziantep, because
flights to these cities were not permitted by the Prime
Ministry's Crisis Center. Ozturk said the suspension of the
flights within Turkey had nothing to do with the reported
U.S. missile that had landed in southeastern Turkey, as had
been rumored. (Note: These cancellations track with THY's
pre-operation planning, as reported reftels).
PEARSON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 



Save The Children: Ukraine: 21 Children Killed Or Injured In Horrific Week Of Violence

At least 21 children have been killed or injured in just a week in an uptick of violence across Ukraine, Save the Children said today... More>>


UN: Visionary ‘Blue Transformation’ Strategy To Enhance Underwater Food Systems

Record levels of fisheries and aquaculture production are making a critical contribution to global food security, the UN Ocean Conference under way in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Wednesday...
More>>

Abu Akleh Shooting: Fatal Shot Came From Israeli Forces, Says OHCHR
Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank - not indiscriminate Palestinian firing - the UN human rights office, OHCHR, alleged on Friday... More>>



UN: General Assembly Must Affirm Right To Healthy Environment

With the world embroiled in a multi-faceted environmental crisis, UN experts* today urged the United Nations General Assembly to recognise that living... More>>

UN Ocean Conference: Opens With Call For Urgent Action To Tackle Ocean Emergency
With climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution exacting a devastating toll on the world’s ocean — critical to food security, economic growth and the environment... More>>

World Vision: Deeply Concerned For Thousands Affected By Afghanistan Quake
World Vision is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning... More>>