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Old 16th Jul 2016, 01:31
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President Erdogan's plane 'returns to Istanbul' as claims coup appears to have failed

Turkish officials say President Erdoganís plane is returning to Istanbul, while claiming the coup appears to have failed.

An official said all government heads were in charge of their offices.

However this is not confirmed and broadcaster NTV says two people have been killed in Istanbul clashes.
Turkey coup: Live updates as '17 police killed' in attack by military trying to overthrow government - Mirror Online
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 01:33
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Quickly caught a headline on TV saying a fighter has shot down a helicopter. Haven't seen any other details about it
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 04:08
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Both sides seem to be claiming to be in charge at the moment. Next few hours should be interesting.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 13:57
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a lot of moments have now gone by

Is the airport now dispatching flights or not?
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 16:53
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo
Is the airport now dispatching flights or not?
Looks like IST is getting back to normal for the local carriers at least:

Istanbul Ataturk Int'l Airport (Istanbul) LTBA / IST Flight Tracker FlightAware
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 17:28
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I understand no direct flights are allowed from Turkey to the US by any carrier and no US carriers or FAA registered pilots are allowed to use Turkey. the only exception is US pilots who work for none US carriers.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 02:13
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Noted on TV the F-16 at night roaring over somewhere punching out flares... with the nav lights on.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 09:16
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FAA bans flights between the U.S. and Turkey

ASN News Ľ FAA bans U.S. airlines from using Turkish airspace following failed coup
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 12:14
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No updates from the base

I was expecting to see an update saying "power back on" and possibly "Operations to resume in 48 hours" or something .. but, nothing, so presumably they are still running on generators.

One update has appeared on the Incirlik facebook page:

For those of you stationed here who are unable to check your email for the latest CAT directives, please send a private message to our Facebook inbox for information on facility hours.
Make of that what you will ...
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 14:37
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 12:12
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According to various sources on the web the Turkish commander of the airbase has been detained on suspicion of complicity in the attempted coup.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 14:46
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it seems there is a NFZ declared over Istanbul and several other turkish cities...
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 16:35
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and now we have a banning of any flights from Turkey to or from the USA

FAA bans flights between the U.S. and Turkey
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 17:47
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Disparity

I find it interesting that Turkey is considered too dangerous for USA planes and pilots but apparently not for Europeans...

The CAA don't even have a stated position on the matter.

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Old 18th Jul 2016, 18:19
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https://postimg.org/image/hqlw4zu29/40a6c3f0/

The night of the coup was terrible for all the passengers trapped in IST. All the services stopped, personal disappeared from the apron, crowds on the apron between the planes, peoples from outside enters inside the terminal, shoots outside, supersonic booms from low level flying f16s...
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 18:39
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo
and now we have a banning of any flights from Turkey to or from the USA

FAA bans flights between the U.S. and Turkey
Loma, that ban is from two days ago. (USA Today article dated 16 July). Is it still in effect or did it get lifted? (I had a suspicion that the ban might have been related to the closing if Incirlik, but I could be wrong as I can't confirm that).
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 19:36
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Starting tomorrow according to some sources
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 21:29
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Starting tomorrow according to some sources
The ban or the lifting thereof?
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 22:09
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The ban should be valid until the last day of August and it will be reviewed on the 15th day of August - to avoid writing the dates on European or American system.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 22:15
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What a mess...!!!

https://theaviationist.com/2016/07/1...military-coup/
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