Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’


[The Telegraph] A Syrian refugee has been stuck in a Turkish airport for a year, forced to live in the “Problematic Passengers Room” and constantly facing the threat of being deported to Syria, according to Amnesty.

1 year is enough says Fadi Mansour

1 year is enough says Fadi Mansour

Fadi Mansour has been arbitrarily detained in inhumane conditions at Istanbul Ataturk Airport since March 15, 2015, Amnesty International claimed as it urged Ankara to release him.

Mr Mansour apparently told relatives he is considering asking to be return to Syria because “at least there I die once and it’s over, instead of dying more and more each day I spend in here”.

His lawyer has urged the courts to release him from detention, where Amnesty says he has no natural light and artificial lighting is constantly on.

During his year in the airport, he was attacked by another detainee and asked to return to Lebanon. After arriving there, the Lebanese authorities denied him entry and he came back to Turkey where authorities re-detained him, Amnesty said.

Turkish Airlines aircrafts taxi at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, where a Syrian refugee has been stuck for a year Photo: REUTERS

Turkish Airlines aircraft taxi at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, where a Syrian refugee has been stuck for a year Photo: REUTERS

But after being kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang, he left for Turkey in 2014.

A month later, he left for Malaysia which would not allow admission because of the alleged use of false identity papers, Amnesty said.

In what appears to be Mr Mansour’s Twitter account, he has urged the authorities to let him leave, in one picture he wrote: “One year is enough.”

Read the full story at The Telegraph…..

 


By Raziye Akkoc
8:01PM 15 March, 2016


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[Scotsman] Passengers spent nearly four hours on the Edinburgh Airport tarmac last night after a delayed departure caused by technical issues.

200 travellers spent nearly four hours on a plane parked on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport

200 travellers spent nearly four hours on a plane parked on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport. Photo: Wikipedia

ALMOST 200 travellers spent nearly four hours on a plane parked on the tarmac at Edinburgh Airport last night after it developed a technical fault before take-off.

The Thomas Cook flight to Antalya in Turkey had been due to leave shortly after 6pm. Passengers complained of the “roasting heat” inside the plane and were still waiting to be put in hotels at midnight.

Dave Findlay, 35, from East Lothian, said: “It was ridiculous. We got no information and I saw small children in real distress.” No-one from the travel company was available for comment.

Read the original story at The Scotsman…..


Published Tuesday 15 May 2012
The Scotsman.com



…. but it turns out to be a mobile phone charging in the toilet.

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger left their mobile phone charging in the toilet – triggering fears it was a bomb.

A U.S-bound Boeing 767 touches down at Dublin airport

The U.S-bound Delta Air Lines flight diverted to Dublin yesterday due to a ‘possible security situation’ after the device was found plugged into a socket, the company said.

The Boeing 767-300, which was carrying 208 passengers from Istanbul, Turkey, was later cleared by Dublin Airport officials to continue its journey to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Irish Aviation Authority spokeswoman Lilian Cassin said the plane touched down safely at around 4pm and was diverted to an isolated corner of the runway after the pilot requested an emergency landing.

Officers from Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, boarded the plane, spoke to the pilot about the nature of the suspected bomb and asked any passenger missing their phone to come forward.

One came forward to say they had decided to charge the phone using the restroom’s socket for shavers and left it there, wrapped up in its charging cord.

Another passenger using the restroom reported it might be a bomb.

Police said nobody was hurt or arrested as a result of Monday’s security alert, and the Dublin Airport Authority said no other flights were affected.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the aircraft had 208 passengers and 11 crew members.

He said the aircraft was refuelled before continuing its journey…..

Read the full story at The Daily Mail Online….


By SIMON TOMLINSON
PUBLISHED:  17 April 2012