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Electronics ban goes into effect for U.S. and UK-bound flights from Istanbul's Ataturk airport

7:01am EDT - 00:51

Turkish Airlines imposes a ban on large electronics in the cabins of all its aircraft leaving Istanbul's Ataturk airport in response to new inbound restrictions imposed by the U.S. and UK. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Turkish Airlines started to implement a ban on large electronics in the cabins of all its aircraft leaving Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Saturday (March 25) in response to new inbound restrictions imposed by the U.S. and UK. Turkish Airlines introduced a service letting customers use laptops and tablets until they boarded flights leaving Ataturk airport, before they were placed in hold suitcases by airport officials. The decision by the U.S. and UK to forbid devices bigger than a cellphone being carried into the cabin on flights from several Middle East and North African states could hit Istanbul particularly hard after years building up its position as an international hub. The U.S. restrictions apply to flights originating from 10 airports in countries including Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The British restrictions do not include the UAE or Qatar but will affect Turkish Airlines and UK-based carriers including British Airways, EasyJet and Monarch. The affected airlines had until Saturday to implement the new rules.

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Electronics ban goes into effect for U.S. and UK-bound flights from Istanbul's Ataturk airport

7:01am EDT - 00:51