In a bid to overcome its economic crisis, Turkey will close six airports, which have not attracted adequate levels of traffic, the official Anatolia news agency. The airports will remain under the authority of the state airport management and are expected to re-open in the future, the management stated.
The closure will affect airports in the northern cities of Sinop, Tokat and Zonguldak, the western city of Usak and central Sivas. The final airport set for closure is in the northwestern city of Balikesir, used for military and commercial flights.
Turkey is expecting $16 billion in grants from financial institutions in an attempt to boost its suffering economy. Under the framework of the recently undertaken three-year economic reform program, funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank has already been confirmed. — (menareport.com)
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