Turkish Holiday Schedule Impact on DOD Cargo Shipments

Please be advised of the upcoming Turkish holiday schedule that could impact cargo movement planning and execution.

Below is a list of Turkish holidays; during these times Turkish Government offices will be closed. The Turkish Government usually extends the holidays for Government employees through the end of the week. Based on the following holiday schedule, USAFE-AFAFRICA anticipate movement and delivery delays with import cargo shipments to Turkey. Turkish Customs at Incirlik AB will work during holidays to clear aircraft parts and general cargo that arrive on military aircraft (MILAIR). Recommend all MICAPs/999 shipments to be routed via MILAIR to avoid delays.

Istanbul will not clear cargo through customs and commercial carriers will be closed as well. Diyarbakir (Site D) requests no MILAIR or commercial carriers arrive/depart during this time due to Turkish Customs access to the installation. Commercial carriers will not be allowed on the installation during the following periods.

Date Holiday Name Comments
 Sept 11  Sacrifice Feast Eve  Half Day
 Sept 12  Sacrifice Feast Day 1  National holiday
 Sept 13  Sacrifice Feast Day 2  National holiday
 Sept 14  Sacrifice Feast Day 3  National holiday
 Sept 15  Sacrifice Feast Day 4  National holiday


 Date  Holiday Name  Comments
 Oct 28  Republic Day Eve  Half Day
Oct 29 Republic Day National holiday

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