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    The United States has lifted the ban on flights to and from Turkey, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a twitter message on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The FAA banned all flights between the United States and Turkey on Saturday during a failed military coup attempt in that country.

    "The FAA lifted all restrictions on flights to and from Turkey at 1:45 p.m. EDT, July 18, 2016," the message stated.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials have blamed Gulen staying in self-imposed exile in the United States and his supporters for the coup attempt and called on his US counterpart Barack Obama to extradite the cleric, while speaking to a crowd of his supporters.

    The coup attempt was 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 290 people were killed and hundreds were injured during the events, while nearly 6,000 people have already been detained.


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