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Turkey is in south-eastern Europe and south-western Asia, bordered on the northwest by Bulgaria and Greece, on the north by the Black Sea, on the northeast by Georgia and Armenia, on the east by Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxçývan, on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Aegean Sea. The total area of Turkey is 779,452 sq km (300,948 sq mi). The capital is Ankara; Istanbul is the largest city.

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added08Dec14Atlasjet Global'Planned' airline that is about to receive it's first aircraft, an A320-200
added31Jul14THK Cargo AirlinesWill be operating two Boeing-747F freighter aircraft on scheduled services
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 ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011*9T : RUNRenamed>MyCargo 

 Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995-- : AKVInactiveActive Air 

 Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002H7 : LFAInactive  

 Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002TD : NTLInactiveAir Anatolia 

 Air Rose

1999 - 2000 Renamed>Euro Sun 

 Air Turkya

2011 - 20111 Renamedairberlin Turkey 

 airberlin Turkey

2011 - 2012*AB : BERInactiveairberlin Turkey 

 Airgroup Havacilik

1994* - 1994-- : AGHInactive  

 Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)

1995 - 1995-- : AKDInactive  

 Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)

1992 - 19968Z : ABKInactive  

 Alpha Air

2002 - 2002 Inactive  

 Anadolu Airlines

1989 - 1989 Inactive  

 Anadolu Express

2000* - 2001 Inactive  

 AnadoluJet

2008 - dateTK : THYActiveAnadoluJet 

 Anex (An Express)

2000* - 2001-- : ANXInactive  

 Ankair (Anka Air)

2008 - 2008-- : VVFInactiveAnkair24Jan08: World Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air

 Antalya Airways

**** - **** Inactive  

 Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004 Renamed>Atlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Airlines

2013* - date ActiveAtlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Global

(2014) Began?  

 Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*KK : KKKRenamed>Atlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Iraq

(2012) Began?  

 Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)

1994* - 1996-- : AVKInactive  

 Ayjet

(2008) Began?  

 BAL

**** - **** Inactive  

 Baron Air Cargo

2004 - 2004 Renamed>ULS Airlines Cargo 

 Bata Airlines

2002 - 2002 Inactive  

 BestAir

2006 - 20105F : BSTInactive  

 Birgenair

1988 - 1996KT : BHYInactive  

 Blue Line Aviation

1992* - 1992* Status?  

 Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)

1987 - 1989PQ : BHTInactive  

 Bora Jet Exclusive Charter

2008^ - 2010 Renamed>BoraJet 

 BoraJet

2010 - dateBJ : BRJActiveBoraJet 

 Bosphorus Airways

1992 - 19946Z : BSPInactive  

 Bosphorus European Airways (BEA)

2002 - 2004-- : BHYInactive  

 Bursa Airlines

1977 - 1981WL : ---Inactive  

 CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004* Status?  

 CAT Cargo Air Transport

1994 - 1997DZ : KETInactive  

 Cebiair

(1998*) Began?  

 Corendon

2005 - date7H : CAIActive  

 Dardanel Air

1999 - 1999-- : DRDInactive  

 DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari)

1938 - 1956 Renamed>THY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Dogus Air

1998* - 2000 Inactive  

 Ekspress Airlines

1999 - 1999 Inactive  

 EuroSun (Euro Sun)

2000 - 2001 InactiveEuro Sun 

 Express Airlines

(2001) Began?  

 Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007F2 : FLMInactive  

 FreeBird Airlines

2001 - dateFH : FHYActive  

 Global Air Cargo

1996 - 1999-- : GLHInactive  

 Golden Horn Aviation

1990* - 1994* Inactive  

 Golden International Airlines

2007 - 2007-- : GTCInactive  

 Greenair

1990 - 1994WK : GRNRenamed>Active Air 

 GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999 Renamed>Air Anatolia 

 Guven Air

1999* - 2000 Inactive  

 Han Air

1997 - 1997 Inactive  

 Holiday Airlines

1994 - 1996HW : HLDInactive  

 Holland Air

1994 - 1996 Inactive  

 Imsik

1988 - 1988 Inactive  

 Inter Airlines (Inter Express)

2002 - 20086K : INXInactive  

 Istair

1986 - 1988 Inactive  

 Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000IL : ISTInactiveIstanbul Airlines 

 Izair

2006 - dateH9 : IZMActiveIzair 

 Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006-- : IZMRenamed>Izair 

 Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996-- : AZGInactive  

 Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009GO : KZURenamed>ULS Airlines Cargo 

 MacStar

2010* - date Active  

 Marin Air

2004 - 2004 Inactive  

 Marmara Air

1986* - 1986* Renamed>Istanbul Airlines 

 Mas Air

1995 - 1995 Inactive  

 MMM Aero Services

1997 - 2002* Status?  

 MNG Airlines (MNG Kargo)

1997 - dateMB : MNBActive  

 MyCARGO

2011* - date9T : RUNActiveMyCargo 

 Nesu Air

1986 - 1989 Inactive  

 Noble Air

1989 - 1991 Inactive  

 Onur Air (Onur Hava Yollary)

1992 - date8Q : OHYActive  

 Orex (Oriental Express)

2003 - 2007-- : ORXInactive  

 Orex Airlines

(2008) Began?  

 Orex Orbit Air Cargo (Orbit Express Airlines)

1994 - dateOA : OACActive  

 Oriental Express

(2001) Began?  

 Pan Havacilik

2004 - 2006-- : PHTInactive  

 Park Express

1999 - 2001 Inactive  

 Pegasus Airlines

1990 - datePC : PGTActive  

 Rose Air

1998 - 1998 Inactive  

 Saga Airlines

2004 - dateH3 : SGXActive  

 Seabird Airlines

2012 - date Active  

 Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013ZY : SHYInactive  

 Sonmez Airlines

1984 - 2005 Inactive  

 Star Airlines

2008 - dateZ3 : STMActive  

 State Airlines Administration (Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi)

1933 - 1938 Renamed>THY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Sultan Air

1989 - 1997KJ : SUTInactiveSultan Air 

 SunExpress Airlines

1990 - dateXQ : SXSActive  

 Sunways Intersun Havacilik

1995* - 1997IS : SWWInactive  

 Tailwind Airlines

2009 - dateTW : TWIActive  

 Talia Airways

1987* - 1988 Inactive  

 Tarhan Air

2007 - 2007 InactiveTarhan Air 

 Tarhan Tower Airlines

2006 - 2007-- : TTHInactive  

 Tayfunair

1996 - 1996 Inactive  

 Tepe Hava Cilik

2002* - 2002* Status?  

 THK (Turk Hava Kurumu)

2004* - 2006*-- : THKStatus?  

 THK Cargo Airlines

(2014) Began?  

 THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993 Renamed>THY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Top Air

1990* - 2002 Inactive  

 Torosair (Toros Airways)

1987 - 1989CN : TAUInactive  

 Trans Anatolian Airlines

(****) Began?  

 Trans-Asia Airlines

1998 - 1998 Inactive  

 TRUVA

1996 - 1996 Inactive  

 TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)

2006 - 2007 Renamed>Tarhan Air 

 TUR European Airways

1988 - 1994YI : TURInactive  

 Turkish Airlines (THY)

1956 - dateTK : THYActiveTHY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - date Active  

 Turkish Express

(2007) Began?>AnadoluJet 

 TurkJet

(2003) Began?  

 Turkol

(****) Began?  

 Turkuaz

2008 - 2010-- : TRKInactive  

 ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - dateGO : KZUActiveULS Airlines Cargo 

 United European Airways

(****) Began?  

 UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)

2004 - 2006 Inactive  

 Van Way Airlines

(2011) Began?  

 VIP-Air

1991 - 1991 Renamed>Sultan Air 

 World Focus Airline

2005 - 2008-- : VVFRenamed>AnkairJanuary 24, 2008. World Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air

 Yesilkus Airlines

(2005) Began?  

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