Turkish National Carrier Cancel Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Following Russian Metro Jet Crash

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Turkish airlines has announced of cancelling its flights from the Egyptian city citing fear of militancy threat and following Saturday 31st October 2015 Russian’s jet crash in the Sinai Peninsula that left all people on board dead.

Turkish Airlines which is a national air carrier cancelled Thursday’s flights to and from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh citing security concerns.

The Russian Metro jet operated flight was heading to Petersburg, Russia from the popular Egyptian holiday destination when the plane crashed in the Sinai desert killing all on board.

The plane wreckage spread over an extensive area and no immediate SOS call was made leading to speculation possibility a missile or bomb could have been used to down the carrier.

On Wednesday, UK and Ireland also issued a travel advisory to its citizens warning against all but essential travel to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The investigation on the cause is still underway but meanwhile the Islamic State affiliated Wilayat Sinai militant group has made three claims of responsibility for the 31 October crash, but has not provided any corroborating detail.

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