Though Turkish Airlines has great fares, Jews and Israelis may not want to risk connecting through Turkey. Two good reasons.

Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey
by Gary Willig
October 23, 2017

The Israeli judo team, which was supposed to fly to the United Arab Emirates via Istanbul for the Grand Slam event, was stranded at Ben Gurion Airport after Turkish Airlines refused to allow them on its plane, Channel 1 reported. The 12 Israeli jukokas were supposed to receive their visas to the United Arab Emirates in Istanbul and arrive for the competition tonight (Monday). The team will now have to travel to Amman to receive the visas instead. Moshe Ponte, the president of the Israel Judo Association, said: “We will not give, even if we have to reach Abu Dhabi on foot. READ MORE

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