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The new Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles pledges more frequent flights by Turkish Airlines to Seychelles

It was with sincere intentions to increase the areas of cooperation between Turkey and Seychelles that the new Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles, Subutay Yüksel gave his commitment to ensure that the thrice weekly flight by Turkish airline will increase in the near future.

He made the statement during a courtesy visit to the Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques on Thursday morning (30/03/2023). During the brief meeting, both parties highlighted some of the crucial impacts that the Turkish flights has on the Seychelles economy. Since the Airline started operating in Seychelles trade has increased between the two countries with cargo flights being an important operation.

Both parties expressed concerns that the Turkish airline has now temporarily cease its operations to later resume in October 2023.

Ambassador Yüksel explained that he will do his best so that Turkish flights become permanent, as it is his desire to see a greater partnership in the trade and infrastructure development sector of the Seychelles.

“Hopefully this will be the first and the last interruption. […] so as to fill the gap in cargo transportation. I would like to promote cooperation that will transform the transportation sector,” says Ambassador Yüksel.

Subutay Yüksel, is the 9th Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles and Kenya and he will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ambassador Yüksel also thanked the Seychelles for its solidarity in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and offered his grateful thanks for the essential goods offered by the Seychellois public.

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