As Turkey’s economy boomed in the early 2000s, it gradually sought to reassert itself as a regional power in the Middle East. A decade and a half later, though, a roundabout journey full of dramatic twists and turns has left it in basically the same position — isolated from the Middle Eastern partners with whom it pursued stronger […]
Even after a turbulent weekend in Turkey that included a failed coup attempt and the resulting arrest of thousands of troops and judges, a professional development program started by Atlantans near Istanbul went forward basically as if the uprising hadn’t occurred.
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban on flights in and out of Turkey imposed in the aftermath of a coup attempt that saw security checkpoints at the Istanbul airport overrun by protesters.
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned airlines flying between the U.S. and the Turkish gateways of Istanbul and Ankara, central scenes of an overnight uprising that left 161 people dead, more than 1,400 injured and later resulted in the arrests of more than 2,800 military personnel.
Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines touted their world-class service when starting flights to Atlanta over the last few months. This week, they got more third-party validation from consumer airline review service Skytrax proving that they weren’t just tooting their own horns. Qatar Airways can no longer lay claim to “best in the world” moniker as it had last year, having […]
Editor’s note: Global Atlanta caught up with Dogancan “Can” Temel, president of Georgia Tech‘s Turkish Student Association, to learn how his travel plans would change in the aftermath of the Istanbul airport terrorist attacks that killed more than 40 of his countrymen. Our interest in part is the health of the new Turkish Airlines flight that links Atlanta with […]
In the wake of this week’s terror attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, less than a month after a new flight launched from Atlanta, some members of the city’s Turkish community are reeling at their country’s loss while resolving not to let fear rule them.
Just over a month ago, the first Turkish Airlines passengers landed in Atlanta, sharing stories of eating festive cupcakes in the Istanbul airport to celebrate the inaugural departure from Turkey’s cultural and business center. Last night, a different set of travelers arrived here only to learn the macabre news of a tragedy they narrowly avoided. Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport […]
The problems facing Turkey today are legion. With more than 2 million refugees from Syria, its refugee camps are overwhelmed. The tensions between Russia and Turkey are at an all-time high, and Turks shooting down a Russian plane for violating their airspace last year aggravated their relations for the worse. Even worse is Russia’s support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad in […]
The timing couldn’t have been worse for a new Turkish Airlines flight between Atlanta and Istanbul.