Remnant of military rule swept from Istanbul airport
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Hürriyet photoA military liaison office established at Istanbul's Atatürk airport in the wake of the Sept. 12, 1980, coup is being abolished.
The liaison department was formed to serve departing and arriving generals, their families and companions with offices at the domestic flights terminal and at the VIP lounge.
A civil inspector reported that the liaison office had no legal basis and was opened after the 1980 coup on a verbal order. Authorities decided to close the office after seeing it had no international standing with either the International Civil Aviation Organization or the European Civil Aviation Conference.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport Director Ahmet Aydın did not comment on the issue.