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. Along the border with Syria and Iraq in proximity to conflict zones, there is a higher level of airborne military traffic, UAS and the risk of proximity to airstrikes.

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:
Nov 2022: Shelling and a rocket strike near a town in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. Turkey has been carrying out airstrikes on Syria and Kurdish regions of Iraq.
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
Turkey Notam LTAA A6691/22 06 Oct 2022 06 Jan 2023
USA FAA Information Note Turkey 19 May 2021 Ongoing
Source: Turkey
Issued: 06-Oct-22, valid until: 06 Jan 2023
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 TURKISH AIR SPACE. PILOTS WHO PLAN RNAV FLIGHT OR EXECUTE RNAV/RNP PROCEDURES WITHIN TURKISH AIR SPACE ARE ADVISED TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT GPS SIGNAL LOSES. 06 OCT 12:07 2022 UNTIL 06 JAN 12:00 2023 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 06 OCT 12:07 2022
Source: USA
Issued: 19-May-21, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Drone attack in May 2021 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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