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Turkey objects to US restrictions on flight tech

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Author: Associated PressTue, 2017-03-21ID: 1490112800233189000
CAIRO: The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States.
Turkey’s transportation minister says his country is in talks with United States authorities to “stop or soften” the U.S. restriction on electronics for flights bound from Istanbul to the U.S.
Minister Ahmet Arslan objected to the restriction on Tuesday, saying it would reduce both the comfort and number of passengers, the private Dogan news agency reported.
Arslan urged the U.S. to “not confuse Istanbul with other places,” saying that Turkish authorities already take every possible security precaution. He added Turkey expects the issue to be resolved in the coming days.
Turkey’s main carrier, Turkish Airlines, posted a notice on its website informing passengers to not bring on board “any electronic or electrical devices larger than a cellphone or smartphone (except medical devices)” to flights arriving in U.S. destinations.
Main category: Middle-EastTags: Turkeyelectronics banUSairlinerelated_nodes: US bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countriesRestricted entry is not Muslim ban, says TrumpTrump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

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