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    Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot has cancelled flight to and from Istanbul's Ataturk international airport due to a terrorist attack.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot has cancelled flight to and from Istanbul's Ataturk international airport due to a terrorist attack, the company said in a statement.

    On Tuesday evening, three suicide blasts rocked the Istanbul airport international terminal. According to a preliminary data, at least four people could participate in the attack. Local media reported that the airport would be closed till 17:00 p.m. (14:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

    "Due to the closure of Istanbul Airport, Aeroflot cancels the following flights: 28 June 2016 SU 2134 / SU 2135 Moscow — Istanbul — Moscow, 29 June 2016 SU 2136 / SU 2137 Moscow — Istanbul — Moscow. All the passengers from the above mentioned flights are free to refund the tickets or change the departure date free of charge," the statement reads.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said later that the airport had resumed its air traffic in a normal mode.

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