The story: Turkey is blocking all flights to and from Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan through its airspace for the next three months. Ankara accuses the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which controls the area, of having allowed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to enter the city’s airport. This comes as a suspected Turkish drone strike has targeted a convoy in the vicinity of the airport carrying Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazloum Abdi and US troops.
The coverage: Airport officials in Sulaymaniyah received a notice on Apr. 3 that Turkey’s national flag carrier had canceled all flights to and from the city for two days, which was then extended until Apr. 11.
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