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Turkey urging U.S., Britain to lift flight electronics ban - foreign ministry
March 23, 2017 / 9:28 AM / 9 months ago

Turkey urging U.S., Britain to lift flight electronics ban - foreign ministry

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is in talks with the United States and Britain to exclude Turkish Airlines and Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport from a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones, Turkey’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

A passenger places her computer in her suitcase before the British Airways check-in desk at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday passengers travelling from specific airports, including Istanbul, could not bring into the main cabin devices larger than a mobile phone such as tablets, laptops and cameras.

The foreign ministry spokesman, Huseyin Muftuoglu, made the comments at a news conference in Ankara.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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