LONDON (Sputnik) — The company added that the safety of passengers and crew is its top priority, thus it would never operate a flight unless it was safe to do so.
"In the light of events in Turkey we have cancelled all flights to and from Turkey on Saturday 16 July 2016, and BA675 departing from Istanbul on Sunday 17 July. We are keeping flights to Turkey under review," the company said in a statement published on its website.
The coup attempt was reportedly suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life. Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained, according to the prime minister.