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Old 15th Jul 2016, 22:26
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Turkey Closed

Military coup going on right now in Turkey, with airports apparently closed. Turkish Airlines flights are all landing, but others diverting (BA680 now heading to Sofia instead).

Just frequent SLF here, but hope everybody in the industry stays safe.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 22:32
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Bloody Hell !! Didn't see that one coming !

I'm off to Jetbast .........
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 22:33
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36809083

With bookings to Turkey already down, this is probably the final nail in the coffin.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 22:42
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Funny how glancing at flight radar, plenty of traffic streaming in and out of Ankara and Istanbul.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 22:56
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Monarch and TC flights still heading for Dalaman
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Your kidding? Do they not have ACARS?
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:03
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Still plenty of activity in/out/over Turkey. Only IST is presently closed.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:08
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Still, even Dalaman arrivals shows most non-turkish airlines have cancelled and diverted. But TCX & Monarch merrily heading on in at this time.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:12
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Tanks seen driving down the runway at IST
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:17
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Scenes of civilians, apparently, being shot upon on one of the bridges live on Sky news. The feed was quickly pulled.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:23
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Good live feed coming from Al Jazeera Live Stream HD - Al Jazeera English
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:28
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22:25 UTC, plenty of overflights still and Taban Air descending into IST.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:35
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and Taban Air descending into IST.
Nope its climbing back through 220 and heading back east
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:37
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Turkish landed in IST, Taban diverted from downwind.
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 23:39
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Force majeure?

Apparently the Turkish rep in Bahrain airport has gone into to hiding. ...
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Eurocontrol says the following
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Turkish situation.
Although the situation is unclear to the staff at Istanbul Ataturk and at Ankara ACC, our latest information is as follows:
Ataturk was open to international arrivals. However, due to the absence of departures since 2031 UTC, the airport is now full (no stands or parking spaces available).
Ataturk hope to re-commence international departures shortly, but until they do, all inbound flights to Ataturk are being diverted.
Ankara ACC say that they are operating normally.

Currently, there are NO REGULATIONS applied at any Turkish aerodromes, nor are there any enroute regulations applied.


Airspace

As above - no regulations applied in Turkish airspace.

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Old 16th Jul 2016, 00:39
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And looks like Erdogan's plane is in holding:

https://www.flightradar24.com/THY8456/a5a3952

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0000Z Exiting the hold, descending and maybe headed for IST.

0017Z On final IST, landing to the North, equipment standing by.

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Old 16th Jul 2016, 01:08
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Safety concern

Hi to all,
Even if some airports are open this is not the place to be right now.
Airlines should consider the situation and do not go there.
My two cent,
Safe flights to you all.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 01:12
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There needs to be a no fly zone over Turkey right now
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 01:17
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THY8456 looks to be on final approach to IST.
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