A Turkish airport transfer station has refused to allow its employees to board an Emirates flight on the pretext that it was for a special meeting of the country’s parliament.
The Istanbul Airport transfer station on Thursday said it would be sending the crew members to Istanbul for the meeting on the security of the parliament.
According to the airport’s website, the meeting was scheduled to take place on Monday.
The airport transfer service operates at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.
It is one of two airports that operates the international passport transfer service, which is used to transfer passports between Turkey and other European countries.
The second airport is operated by Dubai.
The flight had been scheduled to leave Istanbul at 2:30 p.m.
(2200 GMT) on Friday.
But at 3:40 p.s.m., the airport transfer services announced that they would not be able to process the flight because the parliament was not scheduled to meet for another 30 minutes.
The official website of the Turkish Parliament, a state-run institution, said the parliament is meeting for a second time this year, so there was no reason for the airport to refuse the flight.
The parliament’s website has not commented on the reason.