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Turkish Airlines CEO discloses timing for resumption of flights to Kazakhstan

Chief Executive Officer of the Turkish Airlines Bilal Eksi disclosed the timing for the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kazakhstan, TurkicWorld reports with reference to Eksi’s message on Twitter.

“The flights to Kazakhstan will be resumed as soon as possible,” Eksi tweeted. “We make flights to friendly and fraternal Kazakhstan in four directions, namely, Almaty, Nursultan, Turkistan and Aktau.”

“We constantly talk to our Kazakh partners and we will resume our flights as soon as possible,” Eksi tweeted.

Earlier, Turkish Airlines suspended all passenger flights between Turkey and Kazakhstan until January 9.

Kazakhstan's government announced late Jan. 4 that it was restoring some price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, after the rare protests reached Almaty following a sharp rise in the price of the fuel at the start of the year.

Many Kazakhs have converted their cars to run on LPG, which is far cheaper than gasoline as a vehicle fuel in Kazakhstan because of price caps. But the government argued that the low price was unsustainable and lifted the caps on Jan. 1.

After the price of the fuel spiked, big demonstrations erupted on Jan. 2 in certain parts of the country. Public protests are illegal in the country unless their organizers file a notice in advance.

Following the development of the situation, the government declared a state of emergency all over the country. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the government initiated anti-terrorist operations to deal with the ongoing riots.

Also, the divisions of the united peacekeeping contingent of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) arrived in Kazakhstan to assist in restoring order and help protect strategic objects of the country.

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