Turkey sends back Tunisians trapped at airport

A Turkish airports management said on Monday that there were no problems at the airports it was operating in Tunisia.

Turkey sends back Tunisians trapped at airport

A Turkish airports management said on Monday that there were no problems at the airports it was operating in Tunisia.

Tepe-Akfen-Vie Airports (TAV) Holding Corporation released a statement and said that the airports it was operating in Tunisia were under police and army protection.

"There are no security problems at the airports," the holding said.

TAV Tunisie SA, one of the affiliates of TAV Holding Corporation, are operating Monastir and Enfidha airports in Tunisia.

"Air spaces of both airports are open," the holding said.

The statement said the holding had faced a similar situation in Georgia in 2008 so it was experienced.

Moreover, Turkey sent 100 Tunisians who were trapped at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as the Tunisian air space was closed due to a turmoil in that country.

A Tunis Air plane took 100 Tunisians back to their country.

The passengers were kept waiting at the Ataturk Airport for two days as Turkish Airlines (THY) and Tunis Air cancelled their scheduled flights.

Tunisian citizens staged anti-government protests as anger escalated over soaring unemployment and corruption. After days of unrest leaving dozens dead, the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew. Tunisia's President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali stepped aside and left the country on Friday.


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