On Saturday, an unidentified flying object (UFO) sighting in southeastern Turkey led to the suspension of approximately 18 flights for 12 hours, according to Turkish news agency Anadolu.
A passenger aircraft, upon landing at Gaziantep Airport, reported detecting an unidentified object on its radar at an altitude of 2,743.2 meters (9,000 feet) over Gaziantep city.
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As a result, air traffic control authorities diverted all scheduled flights to Adana and Sanliurfa airports.
Habertürk, a Turkish news website, corroborated the incident, stating that air traffic controllers also confirmed the presence of the unidentified object.
Subsequently, 26 flights (13 departures and 13 arrivals) at Gaziantep Airport were canceled.
Notably, no Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued by the Gaziantep Airport State Airports Authority (DHMI) in relation to the incident.
A NOTAM is typically filed to inform pilots of potential flight routes or location hazards.
After a 12-hour suspension, flight operations at Gaziantep Airport resumed.
Source New Straits Times