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Turkish gov't demands U.S. to remove it from airline electronic ban
BY 2017-03-23 08:53:12

ANKARA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Government on Wednesday sent a letter to the U.S. administration demanding its removal from airline electronic ban list, one day after the new security policy carried out by the U.S. and Britain.

Ahmet Arslan, Turkish Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said on Wednesday that he had penned a letter to his U.S. counterpart. In the letter, he requested U.S. authority removing Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, the biggest airport in Turkey, from the list of electronics ban, local media reported.

Arslan said he would also send a letter to his counterpart in Britain that took a similar decision just hours after the U.S. announcement.

The U.S. and Britain have on Tuesday banned people flying direct from much of the Middle East and North Africa carrying large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism.

Effective immediately, passengers will be prohibited from carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone, including laptops, tablets, e-readers, cameras, onto flights directly flying to the United States from 10 airports in Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Morocco. The British ban only involves six countries, removing Lebanon and Tunisia out of the list.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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