A Greek spice shop owner says his Turkish counterpart, who is trying to attract tourists to Istanbul, is selling cheaper spices.
On Monday, Turkish Airlines was forced to suspend flights to Istanbul after a plane carrying more than 150 Turkish tourists crashed near the city, killing all 77 on board.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it was sending the Turkish ambassador to Washington to request that Washington lift its ban on the Turkish airline.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised interview on Monday that the Turkish Airlines crash was caused by a “technical error” on the part of the company and that Turkish Airlines had been “unable to obtain adequate certification.”
The Turkish ambassador in Washington, Gokhan Atalay, tweeted on Tuesday that Turkish airlines “are not equipped to be involved in aviation safety” and that it is “inconceivable” that Turkey has been banned from flying to the United States.