Cyber attack hits airline, 150 flights cancelled

Turkish Airlines employees call in “sick” to protest draft law

Turkish Airlines was forced to cancel 149 flights on Tuesday, after staff reported sick in protest at a draft law that would make it illegal for aviation workers to strike. Turkish Airlines said in a written statement said the action by ground handlers, technicians and other workers at Istanbul Ataturk Airport was illegal. The airline management is reported to have called some employees to tell them that their employment contract was terminated.
Turkish Airlines’ website was also hit by a cyber attack and was not working. Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said he would take “necessary steps” if the issue was not resolved quickly.
“If the government passes the law banning the strike rights of the union, it is possible that the union goes on a full strike within a month,” Alper Ozdemir from Oyak Securities said.
Reuters

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