Saturday, 23 July, 2016

Iran closes aerial, land borders with Turkey

Director General of Iran-Turkey Commercial Council Jalal Ebrahimi said Iran’s aerial and land borders with Turkey would continue to be shut until the political situation in Turkey is stable, ISNA reported.

He said Iran’s exports to Turkey have not been stopped and shutting the border is due to security.

Ebrahimi noted that a large delegation of Iranian Ministry of Agriculture was scheduled to visit Turkey on Tuesday for meeting with member of Turkish Chamber of Commerce and industry owners, but the visit was postponed due to security issues.

He said all Iranian-Turkish aerial borders and Bazargan and Sarv land borders are close. Transit from Iran’s Maku Free Zone would be close until political situation is stable.

Iran suspends flights to Turkey airport after coup attempt

Iran suspended all flights to Turkey after a coup attempt in the neighbouring country.

The deputy director of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport was quoted by the state broadcaster as saying that seven flights to Turkey had been cancelled Saturday morning.

“We will revise the situation to resume the flights when we have the latest information,” Koroush Fattahi said.

Iran to send planes to Turkey to return Iranian passengers

Iranian Civil Aviation Organization Spokesman said that the organization has issued permits to send airplanes to Turkey to return Iranian passengers.

Reza Jafarzade said that different airlines would be able to transfer their passengers from those Turkish airports which have the possibility of landing and taking off.

He added that no threat exists to flights over Turkey.

All flights from Iran to Turkey were suspended following political crisis there, Deputy Director of Administrative Affairs in Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport City (IKAC) Kourosh Fatahi announced early on Saturday.

Following a military coup attempt in Turkey, all border crossings between Iran and Turkey have also been closed until further notice.

According to Turkey’s Ministry of Justice around 90 people have been killed and some 1,154 people were wounded in the failed military coup on Friday night.

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