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FAA bans flights between the United States and Turkey until further notice

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all flights between the United States and airports in Turkey.
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all flights between the United States and airports in Turkey. AP File

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all flights between the United States and airports in Turkey.

The ban, which took effect Saturday, is indefinite in wake of the unrest in Turkey, which came to a head Friday with a failed coup attempt that involved explosions, air battles and gunfire and left some 250 people dead and over 1,400 wounded.

“The FAA is monitoring the situation in Turkey in coordination with our partners in the State Department and The Department of Homeland Security and will update the restrictions as the situation evolves,” the agency said in statement.

Turkish Airlines operates one flight a day out of Miami International Airport.

The last flight to Istanbul went out at 9 p.m. Friday night, according to airport spokesperson Greg Chin.

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