Iran cancels all flights to Turkey
EghtesadOnline: Iran has cancelled all flights from the country to Turkey after the recent chaos and coup attempt in the neighboring state.
According to ISNA, Deputy Head of Iran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport Kourosh Fattahi said all flights from the airport have been cancelled so far, and the cancellation continues until 2:30 pm Tehran local time.
He said that any new decision would be announced further.
A state of chaos and uncertainty continues in Turkey amid a coup attempt that is, nevertheless, said by officials in the country to have been “repelled.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim have separately appeared on television, declaring that the coup attempt — which started on Friday night — is over, and that they continue to be in charge.
Erdogan, however, has been flown away from the capital to Istanbul. He has urged his supporters to pour out onto the streets to stop the coup. On Saturday, he urged them to remain on the streets until the situation normalizes.
Gunfire, bomb explosions and military airstrikes continue to be reported in the capital.