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    Iran has temporarily suspended air traffic with Turkey following the attempted coup in the neighboring country, Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport deputy director said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish government came under siege by a faction of military forces who sought to end the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan citing the leader's drift away from the country's long-held secularist values.

    "Taking into account the military coup in Turkey, all flights from the Imam Knomeini airport to various cities [in Turkey] have been canceled," Koroush Fattahi was quoted as saying by The SANA News Agency.

    He added that the air traffic will resume as soon the situation in Turkey comes back to normal.

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