Turkey

Risk Level: Three - Caution

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The primary risk is misidentification by local militia who infrequently target Turkish military aircraft with MANPADS and weaponsied drones. Operations to LTAJ/Gaziantep should be carefully reviewed given its proximity to the Syrian border.

The secondary risk is from GPS jamming. There are frequent reports from crews of GPS signal interference in Turkish airspace - with some as far away as abeam Baghdad. GPS jamming is common through the LTAA/Ankara FIR, and especially on the border between the ORBB/Baghdad and OIIX/Tehran FIRs.

Major events:
May 2021: Attempted drone attack by local militia on LTCC/Diyabakir airport in South Eastern Turkey.
Jan 2019: Turkish security forces intercepted three weaponised drones during attempted attacks against sites in southern Turkey.

Current warnings list :

Source Reference Issued Valid to
USA FAA Information Note Turkey 19 May 2021 19 May 2022
Turkey Notam LTAA A3618/20 06 Jan 2021 06 Jan 2022
Source: USA
Issued: 19-May-21, valid until: 19 May 2022
Plain English: Drone attack this week on LTCC/Diyabakir airport in South Eastern Turkey. Local militia targeting military interests are thought to be responsible. While no threats have been made against civil aviation, the militia are known to have access to portable anti-aircraft weaponry which may pose a low-level risk through misidentification.
Title: FAA Information Note - Turkey - Militant UAS Attack Hits Airport Runway.

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Source: Turkey
Issued: 06-Jan-21, valid until: 06 Jan 2022
Plain English: Expect GPS interference in Turkish Airspace.
IT IS REPORTED BY PILOTS THAT GPS SIGNALS CAN NOT BE RECEIVED OCCASSIONALY IN SOME PARTS OF ANKARA FIR. PILOTS WHO PLAN RNAV FLIGHT OR EXECUTE RNAV/RNP PROCEDURES WITHIN ANKARA FIR ARE ADVISED TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT GPS SIGNAL LOSES. 06 JAN 08:40 2021 UNTIL 06 JAN 13:00 2022 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 06 JAN 08:42 2021