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NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey
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NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Achema said that the drugs, which were destined for Istanbul, Turkey, barely a few days after the resumption of international flights, was an unusual drug trafficking trend. He said that the command made the seizure from Mr Michael Chukwuka, during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey. According to him, the usual trend is the illegal importation of Tramadol from Pak...
Plane Carrying 171 Passengers Splits into three Pieces after Skidding Off Runway in Istanbul
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Plane Carrying 171 Passengers Splits into three Pieces after Skidding Off Runway in Istanbul

A plane flying into Sabiha Gökçen airport in Istanbul from Izmir skidded off the runway after landing and crashed on Wednesday, injuring 21 people in Turkey. Transport minister, Cahit Turhan said the plane split into three pieces after a rough landing, adding that there were no fatalities. Istanbul governor, Ali Yerlikaya, said the plane was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Turkey’s western province of Izmir.Emergency response teams had taken 21 people to hospital and evacuation efforts were continuing, Yerlikaya said. Footage on Turkish media showed the split plane next to the runway as dozens of emergency response personnel were taking passengers out of the plane and carrying them away on stretchers. Turkish Airlines also said in a statement that all i...
FG Suspends Turkish Airlines Operations In Nigeria
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FG Suspends Turkish Airlines Operations In Nigeria

The Federal Government has ordered Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria due to repeated cases of poor passenger treatment by the international carrier. It gave the directive through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , directing the airline to suspend its operations until it was ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that could transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time . It was gathered that the government ’s directive came as a result of recent cases in which the airline failed to bring in passengers into Nigeria together with their checked -in baggage . In a letter to the airline by the acting Director -General, NCAA , Capt . Abdullahi Sidi , which was made available by the Federal Ministry of Aviation in Abuja on Thursday , the ...
This New ₦4.32 Trillion Istanbul Airport Will Be The Biggest In The World
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This New ₦4.32 Trillion Istanbul Airport Will Be The Biggest In The World

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers. On April 6, it officially ceased operations and all commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport. The airport’s first phase of construction, which includes three runways and 15 million square feet of terminal space, is finished. There are four phases to be completed by 2025, with a total cost of about $12 billion. The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. When the entire airport is completed, it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. That will make it the world’s biggest airport by passenger traffic. I...
UAE Envoy: Gulf States Considering New Qatar Sanctions
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UAE Envoy: Gulf States Considering New Qatar Sanctions

A Saudi-led bloc is considering fresh sanctions against Qatar by ways of asking trading partners to choose between them or Doha, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Russia said. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper envoy Omar Ghobash said the expulsion of Qatar from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was "not the only sanction available" for the UAE and its allies. "There are certain economic sanctions that we can take which are being considered right now," Ghobash said in the interview, which was published on Wednesday. "One possibility would be to impose conditions on our own trading partners and say; you want to work with us then you have got to make a commercial choice," he added. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and im...
Nigerian Lady Kicked Off Turkish Flight For Assaulting Air Hostess
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Nigerian Lady Kicked Off Turkish Flight For Assaulting Air Hostess

A Nigerian lady got booted out of a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Abuja for allegedly attacking a female air hostess on Tuesday. According to reports, trouble started after the Nigerian asked the white hostess to give her water, but the hostess refused because the flight had not taken off. After a while, the Nigerian lady confronted the hostess and asked her for water again to which she obliged saying: "It's not time to give out water, we give out water after the flight takes off not before take off". The lady was said to have smashed the cup out of the hostess' hand and spilled water on her body. The hostess got angry and reported to the head pilot who immediately contacted the police to remove the lady from the plane. See the video. https://www.youtube....
Merkel Hits Back At Turkey’s Claim That She’s ‘Hiding Terrorists’
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Merkel Hits Back At Turkey’s Claim That She’s ‘Hiding Terrorists’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hit back at Turkey's President after he accused her of "supporting terrorists" as a diplomatic row between the two nations rumbles on. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Berlin had not responded to 4,500 dossiers sent by Ankara on terror suspects. Speaking on A-Haber television, he said: "Mrs Merkel, why are you hiding terrorists in your country? Why are you not doing anything? "Mrs Merkel, you are supporting terrorists." Turkey has long accused Germany of harbouring Kurdish militants and suspects wanted over the failed coup on 15 July last year. Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for Mrs Merkel, said the accusations were "clearly absurd". He added: "The Chancellor has no intention of taking part in a game of provocation. These accusati...
Turkey Suspends ‘High-Level Diplomatic Relations’ With Dutch
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Turkey Suspends ‘High-Level Diplomatic Relations’ With Dutch

Turkey will not allow the Dutch ambassador to Ankara to return to Turkey and has suspended "high-level diplomatic relations" between the two countries, deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced in Ankara on Monday as a disagreement between the two countries escalated. - Turkey's action came after the Netherlands' refusal to allow Turkey's foreign minister to visit for a political rally over the weekend. That minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, is demanding answers from the Dutch government over why they blocked him. "Why this time am I a terrorist? Are the Turks living in this country terrorists?" Cavusoglu asked in an interview Monday with CNN's "Connect the World." The decision to refuse Cavusoglu permission to fly to Rotterdam to address the rally over the weekend was follow...
Turkish Military Kills 65 IS Militants
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Turkish Military Kills 65 IS Militants

Sixty-five Islamic State militants have been killed in operations by the Turkish army in support of rebels in northern Syria, the Turkish military says. Turkey launched an operation to drive the jihadists away from the Syrian border five months ago and have been besieging the Islamic State controlled town of al-Bab for weeks.  
14 Die In Sub-Freezing Europe Weather
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14 Die In Sub-Freezing Europe Weather

Heavy snowfall and below-freezing temperatures have continued to sweep the European continent, causing more than a dozen deaths, grounding aeroplanes and crippling ferries in Italy and Turkey. At least 10 people have died in the cold that has gripped Poland in recent days, including seven men aged 41 and 66 who died Friday, authorities said. A 51-year-old died of asphyxiation with carbon monoxide from a malfunctioning heater. Temperatures in Poland dropped below -20C on Saturday, and weather forecasts said they would sink more overnight. A man also died on Saturday in Belgium when his truck slid off a highway. In Italy, sub-freezing temperatures were blamed for the deaths of a half-dozen homeless people. Heavy snow and high winds caused re-routed flights, delayed ferri...