Turkish passport system failure resolved

This updates the story originally published Oct. 26

A passport system failure that struck the nation of Turkey, resulting in travel delays for thousands of travelers at major transportation hubs, has been resolved.

Turkish Airlines replied to an inquiry by TheTravelPro with a brief tweet stating only that its "passport system problem has been solved."

While details are still sketchy, it appears the problems were resolved in less than a day. Turkish Airlines sent out the first tweet about the matter at approximately 10 p.m. Turkey time Oct. 26 advising its passengers to “arrive at airports earlier than planned.”

The tweet stating that the issue had been dealt with was sent at approximately 9 p.m. Oct. 27, local time. So far, no official – or unofficial – word on the cause of the problem.

The website of Atatürk International Airport (IST) in Istanbul, the country’s largest airport, made no mention of the incident at the time the original article or this follow-up were published.

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