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Turkey says U.S. laptop ban on flights lifted

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 00:47

A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops onto aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, according to Turkish media. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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It's been in place for 3 months: a laptop ban on flights from Turkey to the U.S. Now, Turkish media saying that's been lifted. The ban was imposed amid fears that bombs could be hidden in electronic devices It meant anything larger than a mobile phone wasn't allowed in cabins on certain direct flights to the U.S. 10 airports were affected - in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. But on Sunday the ban was lifted on flights from Abu Dhabi, and on Wednesday morning Turkish airlines dropped the restrictions on its early morning flight to New York. Other carriers like Saudia Arabian airlines hope their ban will be lifted later this month. But U.S. authorities say they're still unsure whether the company has satisfied the new requirements.

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Turkey says U.S. laptop ban on flights lifted

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 00:47