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By Tom Fitton
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Topic - Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines (Turkish: Türk Hava Yolları Anonim Ortaklığı) is the national airline of Turkey, headquartered in the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Ataturk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul. It operates scheduled services to 126 international and 34 domestic cities (35 domestic airports), serving a total of 160 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The airline's main base is at Atatürk International Airport, with secondary hubs at Esenboğa International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and Adnan Menderes Airport. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, THY carried 17 million, 19.7 million, 22.5 million, and 25.1 million passengers with total revenues of US$2.23, US$3.0, US$4.5, and US$4billion, respectively. - Source: Wikipedia
Lebanese authorities say that gunmen have kidnapped a pilot and a co-pilot who work for Turkish Airlines in Beirut as they were traveling in a van to their hotel early Friday.
Talk about a computer error: One couple intending to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar, Senegal, was mistakenly taken to Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, which is 7,000 miles from their planned destination — and on a different continent.
The crowd cheered wildly as two Mogadishu basketball teams entered an old stadium that once bore the bloodstains of war.
Airlines are readying their return to Libya, ports largely shuttered during the fighting are receiving cargos and foreign oil companies that had fled the country's civil war are making tentative steps back.
An army of Turkish cranes and bulldozers is at work across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa building dams, stadiums and highways in a boom that's helping drive Turkey to record growth and bolstering its efforts to become a regional power broker.