transport in the East

Iranian rescuers find wreckage of ATR-72 plane

Iranian rescue teams found the wreckage of the ATR-72 plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier, a Revolutionary Guards spokesman said. "The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning …

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Plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board has crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj, Al Jazeera reports citing Iranian news media. A spokesperson for Iran Aseman Airlines told …

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Dardanelles strait closed by fog

The Dardanelles strait in Turkey is closed for vessel traffic due to fog, the country's media reported. Visibility in the strait decreased to 30 meters, according to the reports. The date of opening of the strait for …

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Kazakhstan to purchase new aircraft

Kazakhstan plans to repair a number of regional airfields and purchase new aircraft, the country's minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kasymbek said at a meeting of the Kazakh government. "We intend …

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Turkey's Trabzon airport resumes its work

The airport in Turkey's province of Trabzon has resumed its work, according to a message of the airport's press service. The message says that the consequences of the incident with Pegasus aircraft have been eliminated. …

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Turkey starts lifting stricken Pegasus plane from cliff

Turkish engineers on Thursday began a complex operation to lift with two cranes a passenger plane which skidded off the runway at a provincial airport to a precarious position just meters from the sea, Arab News reported. The Pegasus …

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Turkey unveils route of Canal Istanbul project

The Turkish government unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, which is an artificial sea-level waterway parallel to the Bosphorus that is to connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The project, first announced by …

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Passenger plane skids off runway in Turkey's Trabzon

A Trabzon-bound passenger plane from Ankara dangerously skid off the runway as it was landing at Trabzon Airport, Yeni Şafak reports. The Pegasus plane, which had 162 passengers on board, was left dangling precariously off a …

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Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey

An airplane on Jan. 14 has skidded off the runway after landing in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, causing panic among passengers aboard, Hurriyet Daily News reported citing Anadolu Agency. All 162 passengers and crew on board were …

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Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time

Saudi Arabia has for the first time allowed women to spectate at a football match, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. It follows a series of reforms intended to modernise the country, …

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Astana Airport resumes operations

The Astana Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport that was shut down due to bad weather has resumed operations at 5:00 pm, Kazinform reported. "The airport opened at 17:00. It started operating as normal," the airport …

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Black cars banned in Turkmenistan since 2018

The Turkmen police are evacuating an d arresting cars of dark colors for more than 2 months, AKIpress reported citing the Chronicle of Turkmenistan. A few days ago, the arrested cars were returned to their owners but with the …

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Bus crashes near Ankara, killing 2 and injuring 20

At least two people were killed and 20 others injured this morning when a passenger bus crashed near the Turkish capital, officials said. The bus - en-route from Istanbul to Ankara - overturned when the driver reportedly lost …

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