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Turkish Airlines Suspends Flights to Kazakhstan until Jan.9


Fri 07 Jan 2022 | 10:08 AM
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Turkish Airlines decided to suspend passengers flights to Kazakhstan over the unrest in the Central Asian nation until January 9, media reported on Thursday.

Flights were suspended due to the unrest in the Turkic country over the past week. The international airport in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, was overtaken by protesters on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

On Friday morning, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stated that order had been largely "restored" in the country after several days of unprecedented unrest.

"Law enforcement agencies are working hard. The constitutional order has largely been restored in all regions," he said in a statement, adding that operations to restore law and order would continue "until the militants are completely destroyed.

Dozens of protesters were reported dead earlier in the day after violent demonstrations over gas prices. This is the biggest demonstration since the country declared independence from the Soviet Union.

Kazakhstan authorities confirmed the provisional death toll.

"Last night, extremist forces tried to storm administrative buildings, the Almaty city police department, as well as local departments and police stations," police spokesperson Saltanat Azirbek told state news channel Khabar-24.

"Dozens of assailants have been eliminated and their identities are being identified," he added.