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2015-10-08 Parts of turkish airspace restriced because of military activity

Due to ongoing multinational military traffic and combat operations the upper airspace in southeastern Turkey and along the border to Syria is no longer open for civilian aircraft. (see chart below) As of Oct 7 2015, air traffic control advised all operators flying in , out and through this specific airspace to avoid conflict situations. Operators were ...
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2017-07-31 New Iraq Overflight Restrictions by FAA

Narrative Iraq overflight restrictions for US Airlines The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there. Previously, the FAA issued an overflight minimum of 20.000 feet. There were fears that heavily armed militias ...