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    Russia’s Aeroflot Carrier Suspends Ticket Sales to Turkey

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    Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot suspended ticket sales to Turkey and revised its flight schedule to Istanbul after the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) suspended flights to Turkey , the airline said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – As of July 26, the airline said it would conduct Moscow-Istanbul and Istanbul-Moscow flights once a day.

    "In light of Rosaviatsia’s July 16, 2016, ban on Russian citizens’ departure to Turkey, Aeroflot suspends the sale and reticketing of flight tickets to Istanbul and Antalya (sales are open on flights from Turkey). Sales will open after the regulator lifts the ban," Aeroflot said in a statement.

    The move comes amid a volatile security situation following late Friday’s attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, leading to numerous deaths and a mass-scale crackdown on suspected traitors.

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