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Boeing 737: Plane skids off runway in Senegal, tyre bursts in Turkey | Aviation News

Boeing 737: Plane skids off runway in Senegal, tyre bursts in Turkey | Aviation News

[ad_1] Accidents involving Air Senegal, Corendon Airlines come as aircraft manufacturer in crisis over its poor safety record. Two Boeing 737 passenger planes have been involved in accidents in Senegal and Turkey on takeoff and landing, raising further questions about the aircraft manufacturer’s safety record. In Senegal, a chartered Air Senegal Boeing B737-300 plane skidded off a runway before takeoff early on Thursday at Blaise Diagne International Airport in the capital, Dakar. Eight-five people – including two pilots and four cabin crew – were on board the flight operated by TransAir and bound for the Malian capital Bamako. At least 10 people were injured, the transport ministry said. Photos showed the damaged plane at a standstill in a grassy field with a damaged wing, its emergency exit slides deployed. Videos shared on social media appeared to show a left wing on fire. The aircraft was later cordoned off with red and white tape, the Reuters news agency reported. The facility was closed after the accident but had reopened by 11:00 GMT, the airport operator said. …

Passenger Plane’s Tire Bursts on Landing in Turkey; No Casualties

Passenger Plane’s Tire Bursts on Landing in Turkey; No Casualties

[ad_1] ANKARA (Reuters) – A Corendon Airlines Boeing 737 plane’s front tire burst upon landing at an airport in southern Turkey on Thursday, the Turkish transport minister said, adding there were no casualties and all 190 passengers and crew were evacuated. The front landing gear strut was damaged on the Corendon Airlines plane, arriving from Cologne, Germany, as it landed at Alanya-Gazipasa airport in Antalya, Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu said. “All our relevant units were on the field and were on alert. Thank God, there were no injuries to the 184 passengers and 6 crew,” Uraloglu said on social media platform X, adding initial evaluations showed there was no damage to the runway, which was temporarily closed. On Wednesday, Turkish authorities launched an investigation into a FedEx Airlines Boeing 767 cargo plane landing at Istanbul Airport without its front landing gear. After Thursday’s incident, flights were diverted to the main Antalya airport and other nearby airports, the minister said. Corendon said in a statement the plane halted safely on the runway after the tire burst. Experts …

Turkey Formally Opens Another Former Byzantine-Era Church as a Mosque

Turkey Formally Opens Another Former Byzantine-Era Church as a Mosque

[ad_1] Turkey formally converted The Church of St. Saviour in Chora, known as Kariye in Turkish, into a mosque in 2020, soon after it similarly turned Istanbul’s landmark Haghia Sophia into a Muslim house of prayer. Both conversions drew praise from Muslim faithful but criticism from Greece and other countries who had urged Turkey to protect the important Byzantine-era monuments. Both are listed as U.N. World Heritage Sites. Like Haghia Sophia, which was a church for centuries and then a mosque for centuries more, the Chora had operated as a museum for decades before it was ordered turned into a mosque. The Chora’s formal launch as a mosque, however, was delayed as the structure then underwent restoration. Erdogan on Monday remotely presided over a ceremony marking the opening of the Chora — as well as other recently-restored structures — from a conference hall at his palace complex in Ankara. “May it bring good fortune,” Erdogan said during the televised event. Photos You Should See – April 2024 The church, situated near Istanbul’s ancient city walls, …

With Pressure Rising for a Gaza Cease-Fire, Turkey Cuts Trade With Israel

With Pressure Rising for a Gaza Cease-Fire, Turkey Cuts Trade With Israel

[ad_1] Turkey said on Friday that it would suspend all trade with Israel until there was a “permanent cease-fire” in the Gaza Strip, the latest international sanction against Israel and one that underscores the mounting global pressure to end the war in the territory. Turkey’s announcement built on statements the previous day that it had halted all trade with Israel until “uninterrupted and adequate humanitarian aid is allowed into Gaza.” But even as Turkey announced the measures, Israel continued its repeated warnings that it was preparing for an offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that the United Nations said on Friday could result in a “slaughter” in Gaza. In announcing the trade suspension, the Turkish trade minister, Omer Bolat, spoke of Israel’s “uncompromising attitude.” Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told a business association on Friday that he anticipated backlash from Western countries but that Turkey had decided to “stand side by side with the persecuted.” Israel’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, reacted to the move by lashing out at Mr. Erdogan. “This is how …

Turkey halts all trade with Israel over military actions in Gaza

Turkey halts all trade with Israel over military actions in Gaza

[ad_1] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is shown speaking during a joint statement to the media in Baghdad, on April 22, 2024. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AP hide caption toggle caption Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is shown speaking during a joint statement to the media in Baghdad, on April 22, 2024. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AP ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Thursday suspended all imports and exports to Israel citing the country’s ongoing military action in Gaza and vowed to continue to impose the measures until the Israeli government allows the flow of humanitarian aid to the region. A Turkish Trade Ministry statement said “export and import transactions in relation to Israel have been stopped, covering all products.” Turkish officials would coordinate with Palestinian authorities to ensure that Palestinians are not affected by the suspension of imports and exports, the ministry said. The ministry described the step as the “second phase” of measures against Israel, adding that the steps would remain in force until Israel “allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.” Last month, …

Turkey says it halts trade with Israel over Gaza aid access | Israel War on Gaza News

Turkey says it halts trade with Israel over Gaza aid access | Israel War on Gaza News

[ad_1] Turkey’s Ministry of Trade cites humanitarian crisis in Gaza for its decision to suspend imports and exports. Turkey has halted exports and imports to and from Israel, the Turkish Ministry of Trade says, citing the “worsening humanitarian tragedy” in Gaza. “Export and import transactions related to Israel have been stopped, covering all products,” the ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “Turkey will strictly and decisively implement these new measures until the Israeli Government allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.” The announcement came after Israel’s foreign minister said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was breaking agreements by blocking ports from handling Israeli imports and exports. “This is how a dictator behaves, disregarding the interests of the Turkish people and businessmen, and ignoring international trade agreements,” Israel Katz posted on X. .@RTErdogan is breaking agreements by blocking ports for Israeli imports and exports. This is how a dictator behaves, disregarding the interests of the Turkish people and businessmen, and ignoring international trade agreements. I have instructed the Director General of …

Turkey stops all trade with Israel over ‘humanitarian tragedy’ in Gaza | Turkey

Turkey stops all trade with Israel over ‘humanitarian tragedy’ in Gaza | Turkey

[ad_1] Turkey has halted all trade with Israel, citing the “worsening humanitarian tragedy” in the Palestinian territories, which prompted strong criticism from the Israeli foreign minister. “Export and import transactions related to Israel have been stopped, covering all products,” Turkey’s trade ministry said late on Thursday. “Turkey will strictly and decisively implement these new measures until the Israeli government allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.” Israel’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, accused Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of acting like a “dictator” after the restrictions were first reported. The row will probably deepen tensions between the two formerly close allies, which have deteriorated since the start of the crisis in Gaza. Hamas militants killed an estimated 1,136 Israeli citizens on 7 October and took about 250 people hostage, and since then Israel has sent soldiers into Gaza and bombarded the territory, killing more than 34,000 people, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Turkey’s trade ministry first announced restrictions on exports to Israel in early April, stopping the export of iron and …

Turkey tourist minibus crash leaves 15 injured – including British man in life-threatening condition | World News

Turkey tourist minibus crash leaves 15 injured – including British man in life-threatening condition | World News

[ad_1] At least 15 people have been hurt, including 11 Britons, in a crash between tourist minibuses in Turkey. One of those injured, a 53-year-old British man, is in a life-threatening condition, Turkish media reported on Thursday. A witness claimed one of the semi-open vehicles smashed into the back of the other bus in the Manavgat district of Antalya, which is a popular destination for tourists. It then swerved off the road and overturned – causing passengers to be thrown from the vehicle. An Irish tourist was also hurt, along with three staff working for the tour company, according to reports. Image: One of the minibuses overturned. Pic: IHA HQ Several victims were given first aid at the scene, before being taken to nearby hospitals. Footage of the aftermath showed injured people lying on the floor and being treated, while others were seen sitting with blankets around their shoulders. Read more from Sky News:Take That moves Co-op Live shows‘Vibrant’ cricketer dies aged 20Fawlty Towers returns as play A bright pink overturned safari bus – with …

International aid flotilla searches for new flags to sail from Turkey to Gaza

International aid flotilla searches for new flags to sail from Turkey to Gaza

[ad_1] Istanbul, Turkey & Washington —  Activists from an international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid are applying for new maritime flags to sail to Gaza from Turkey after the flags of two of their ships were removed by Guinea-Bissau authorities last week. “We will take flags of different countries. We will also apply to Turkey. We will also try to get Turkey’s flag,” Behesti Ismail Songur, head of the Mavi Marmara Association, a group that is part of the international flotilla, told VOA. “So, this will be a litmus test for all states. We will see who will be brave enough to flag the freedom fleet,” Songur said. The flotilla is organized by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, which consists of several Turkish and international groups, including the Turkish Islamist Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and the Mavi Marmara Association. Inspection The flotilla has three ships, named Vicdan (conscience in Turkish), Anadolu (Anatolia), and Akdeniz (the Mediterranean). Anadolu, docked at Turkey’s Iskenderun port in the Mediterranean, was set to transport 5,000 tons of humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, the activists …

Young mum left fighting for her life in coma after botched gastric surgery in Turkey

Young mum left fighting for her life in coma after botched gastric surgery in Turkey

[ad_1] Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter A young mum was left in a coma and almost died following a botched gastric sleeve operation in Turkey. NHS worker Chloe Quick, 23, has been left with a medical bill of thousands of pounds after suffering complications following the £1,500 weight-loss surgery. Chloe suffered a bleed and collapsed just hours after undergoing the “nightmare” procedure last Friday (26/4). An endoscopy discovered her spleen had ruptured and she needed vital life-saving emergency surgery. She was put in a medically induced coma and her family were told there was only a 50/50 chance she would pull through. Fortunately, Chloe, of Hereford, survived and she is now recovering from the horrific ordeal at a private clinic in Istanbul. Her family and friends are now fundraising in the hope of covering the £5,300 bill for emergency treatment and to get her home. Chloe, a health care …