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Turkish billionaire Şevket Sabancı dies at 85

Şevket Sabancı, a billionaire member of Turkey's Sabancı family, died at the age of 85, local media reported on July 22.

He was one of the four sons of Hacı Ömer Sabancı, the founder of companies that later formed Sabancı Holding, Turkey's second-largest industrial group.

Şevket Sabancı was the deputy chairman of Sabancı Holding until 2004.

Turkish Airlines continues to be biggest contributor to Europe's air traffic

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines maintained its leadership in Europe with 729 daily flights on Wednesday, the European Organization for Air Navigation Safety (Eurocontrol) said on May 27.

According to a flight traffic report prepared by Eurocontrol, Turkish Airlines was followed by Air France, Lufthansa and Ryanair with 467, 386 and 368 flights, respectively.

Ankara rebuffs claims of inaccurate coronavirus data as cases top 9,000

The Turkish health ministry on March 29 reported 1,815 new coronavirus cases, marking the country's largest daily increase in infections, and 23 additional deaths.

That raised the total number of known infections in the country to 9,217, while the death toll has reached 131, it said.

Turkey reports 1,815 additional coronavirus cases, 23 new deaths

The Turkish health ministry on March 29 reported 1,815 new coronavirus cases, marking the country's largest daily increase in infections, and 23 additional deaths.

That raised the total number of known infections in the country to 9,217, while the death toll has reached 131, it said.

Pilot of Pegasus airplane that skidded off Istanbul airport runway arrested

An Istanbul court has ordered the arrest of the captain pilot of a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off a runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport earlier this month, killing three people and injuring 179 aboard.

Mahmut Arslan was sentenced on charges of "causing death and injury by negligence" before being taken to Maltepe Prison in Istanbul.

Istanbul airplane may have crashed ‘due to hydroplaning’

The cause of the plane accident at the runway at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport that killed three and injured 180 people on Feb. 5 may be hydroplaning, according to initial findings.

Water formed due to heavy rainfall on the day of the crash on the runway may have prevented the plane's contact with the runway as the landing gear tires hit the ground.

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