Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Sudanese capital
Turkey’s national flag carrier on Thursday cancelled its reciprocal flights to the Sudanese capital Khartoum amid a military coup in the northeastern African country. Departure flights from Khartoum airport were on hold and only arrivals are allowed. Turkish Airlines cancelled two reciprocal flights -- TK680 and TK681 -- to Khartoum. Earlier Thursday, the Sudanese army announced the “removal” of President Omar al-Bashir and the imposition of a two-year
“transitional phase.” In a televised statement, Defense Minister Awad ibn Auf also announced the imposition of a one-month curfew -starting Thursday evening -- and a three-month countrywide state of emergency.