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IATA Forum in Istanbul denies the News Agency accreditation


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Istanbul, May 18 – the News Agency Agency in Istanbul refused to rely on the Air Transport Summit and the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the grounds that the agency is subject to sanctions by a number of Western countries.
The 79th Annual Meeting of the World Air Transport Association and Summit is scheduled to take place from June 4-6 in Istanbul. The organizers, according to the IATA website, are the Turkish low-cost airlines Pegasus and AnadoluJet.
“Thank you for your interest in the forum. I’m afraid that, unfortunately, the Museum of MIA Rossiya Segodnya is on the sanction lists of Canada, the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In this regard, IATA cannot provide you with an invitation,” the correspondent of the News Agency responded to the request for accreditation, IATA Communications Chief Chris Goater.
And after submitting the application for accreditation through the electronic system on the IATA website, the reporter also received a response that “the application has not been approved.”

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At the same time, Turkey, which is hosting the forum, has not imposed any sanctions on the agency. The organizing airlines have not yet responded to the News Agency’s requests.
Eric Reumann, a spokesman for the Swiss Ministry of the Economy, specified in March that the sanctions against the Rossiya Segodnya media group were only partially imposed, with advertisements banned, and the possibility of legal relations.
On February 25, the European Union introduced the tenth package of sanctions against Russia, in which restrictions on exports, imports, and personal restrictions were expanded, as well as a new ban on the work of the Russian media. The European Commission estimated a new package of sanctions at 11.4 billion euros. At the same time, the EU noted that EU exports to Russia have now fallen by almost half compared to the level of 2021, and imports to the EU, respectively, have fallen by almost 60%.
The West has stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia over Ukraine, which has led to higher prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and that the sanctions dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is the deterioration of the lives of millions of people. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Russia will solve all the problems that the West creates for it.

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