Turkey Airlines cancels flight to Mogadishu following fracas over embattled former spy chief


Mogadishu (HOL) - Turkish Airlines has cancelled its scheduled flight from Istanbul to Mogadishu on Saturday after a key ally of President Farmajo was reportedly detained on Friday in Djibouti while travelling with the airline on the same route.

Turkish Airlines' ticketing centre and multiple booking agents have removed the option to book the scheduled flight for Sep 18. Service to Mogadishu is expected to resume on Sunday.

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo accused Djibouti of illegally detaining his new national security adviser, Fahad Yasin, as he transited through Djibouti en route to Mogadishu just before 7 AM local time.

It is allegedly flights to and through Djibouti that are cancelled.

Direct flights to Mogadishu are unaffected. Like the one this morning.


Engineer of Qandala
Can Turks colonise us already?

I am tired of them pussyfooting around.

No, their current role as a partner is as far as it should get. They are a nice card to play against the naago carabs.