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Turkish Airlines to launch Comoros via Seychelles from Istanbul

After Mauritius and Madagascar with their all cargo flights, Turkish Airlines opens Moroni in the Comoros from 18 June. The Turkish Company obtained from the Comoros Civil Aviation the necessary authorisation to launch three weekly flights with an Airbus A330 until September. Turkish Airlines announced flights from Paris, but to …

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Turkish medical volunteers win hearts in Africa

“White doctors are here”, they welcomed us cheering,” Bilgehan Güntekin recalls an earlier visit to Ethiophia. Güntekin, an otolaryngologist, is founder and president of Friends of All Africa Association (TADD), established by a group of volunteers in 2015. With doctors in its board, Istanbul-based non-profit focuses on health projects for …

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Americans are not trustworthy partners for Kurds: Turkish expert

TEHRAN – Bora Bayraktar,Assistant Professor of Istanbul Kultur University believe the U.S. is after its own geopolitical goals in the region and is not a trustworthy ally for Kurds.  Turkish military on Saturday announced that it launched “Operation Olive Branch” on Saturday  at 5.00 p.m. While Turkey says the operation …

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Oman travel: Cuba remains an enigma for tourists

It is not every day that one plans for a vacation in Cuba. Steeped in mystery and shrouded in history, the country remains an enigma and sends mixed signals for holidaymakers. Geo-political issues apart, if one ventures outside routine tourist spots, Cuba qualifies as a destination, amazingly different. Reaching Cuba …

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‘Being Irish abroad is like having a subtle superpower’

Growing up on a farm in the tiny half-parish of Garrienderk in south Co Limerick, I never imagined as an adult I’d find myself post-dinner dancing outside on a warm November night in Northern Tanzania, shuffling in a circle with top judges from across Africa as an MC calls out …

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Turkey steps up humanitarian aid to Somalia following deadly attack

Turkey’s Health Minister Ahmet Demircan arrived in the Somali capital yesterday to oversee Turkish humanitarian efforts, accompanied by 33 staff, including a medical team specializing in emergency services, the Turkish Embassy in Somalia said in a statement. The death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu …

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Of Air Koryo and Turkish Airlines, despots and dictators

Let’s imagine you’re planning an exotic vacation. Let’s assume you want an island vacation spot where you can relax in splendor and catch up on your summer reading. You’ve gallivanted through Greece, shimmied in the Seychelles, hung loose in Hawaii, knocked around on Koh Samui, took time off on Tahiti. …

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Salda Lake: Turkey’s Maldives

BURDUR – Anadolu Agency Print Page Send to friend » TweetleShare on Facebook Salda Lake in the southern province of Burdur’s Yeşilova district has been reputed as “Turkey’s Maldives” in recent years for its white beach and clear water, becoming a favorite spot for tourists, amid the summer season.  Offering …

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Turkish Airlines set to consolidate in 2017 and 2018 before fleet growth resumes in 2019; still launching new routes …

Last year Turkish Airlines handled 62.8 million passengers. This was an increase of 2.5% on its 2015 figures. This followed five years of double-digit growth. While domestic traffic grew by 3.8% to 27.3 million, international traffic increased modestly by just 1.5% to 35.5 million. The airline’s load factor across the …

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