Turkey lifts flight ban to Israel airport
El Al Airlines Flight 28, background, prepares for takeoff from Newark Liberty International Airport en route to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Wednesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. (AP Photo)Turkey lifted a ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport after a ceasefire was agreed between Israelis and Palestinians, the state's aviation authority said on July 26.
"Taking into account the current ceasefire situation, the flight ban on Israel's Ben Gurion airport has been lifted, pending a subsequent announcement," Turkey's Civil Aviation General Directorate (SHGM) said via its Twitter account.
SHGM introduced the ban late on July 22 and had repeatedly extended it due to security concerns.