Turkish Airlines cancels Istanbul flights as snow storms loom

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Baku, December 31, AZERTAC

Turkish Airlines canceled 142 flights to and from Istanbul and warned of further disruption in coming days as the city braced on Wednesday for heavy snow, according to Today`s Zaman.

Many of the cancelled flights were domestic, but routes to European and Middle Eastern airports including Hamburg, Munich, Milan and Tehran were also hit.

"The light snow that has been forecast around İstanbul on 30 December is expected to increase in severity on 31 December," a statement on the company's website read.

"For this reason, some journeys from İstanbul Atatürk and Sabiha Gokcen airports are cancelled and it is likely that there will be more weather-related problems on the same days."

Snowfall is expected to begin on Wednesday and continue until January 2.

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