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Russian Airlines Provisionally Barred From Flights to Turkey Amid Unrest

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The Russian air carriers have been provisionally barred from flights to Turkey amid a military coup attempt in the country, a source familiar with the situation told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Friday, the military coup attempt was carried out in Turkey. According to the Turkish General Staff, 104 coup supporters were killed, while 47 civilians, 41 police officers, 2 soldiers died in clashes. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edrogan accused Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, an outspoken critic of the government in self-imposed exile in the United States, of organizing the unrest.

"Flights to Turkey are temporarily banned till further notice," the source said.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that there has been no information on any Russian citizens getting hurt during the attempted military coup in Turkey.

Meanwhile, some 4,000 individual tourists from Russia are staying in Turkey, while the number of organized tourists does not exceed 1,000.

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