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Turkmenistan organizes special flight to Mecca for pilgrims

9 October 2013 - 8:43am

Turkmenkhovayellary, the state airlines of Turkmenistan, organized a special flight of 188 pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) on a Boeing-757, Trend reports.


Turkmenistan has been sponsoring pilgrims' visits to Mecca since 2001.

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