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Istanbul Airport extends closure due to bad weather conditions

Turkiye's Istanbul Airport has halted all flights Tuesday until 1 p.m. local time (1000GMT) due to heavy snowfall in the city.

“Due to continuing bad weather conditions, there will be no aircraft landing and take-off on the runways of Istanbul Airport, and the closure has been extended until 1 p.m. on Jan. 25,” the head of Turkiye's State Airports Authority, Huseyin Keskin, said on Twitter.

The mega airport was shut to flights until 4 a.m. local time (0100GMT) Tuesday after heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkiye’s largest city, on Monday, shuttering shopping malls and disrupting traffic.


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