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Turkish Airlines CEO Kotil Placed on Temporary Leave: Milliyet

May 12, 2013

Temel Kotil, chief executive officer of Turk Hava Yollari (THYAO) AO or Turkish Airlines, suspended from duties amid dispute with Chairman Hamdi Topcu, Milliyet says citing unidentified executives at the carrier. * Decision may relate to disagreements over the reversal of a ban on hostesses wearing makeup, or over how to handle a strike threat by employees after 305 people were fired: Milliyet * Board to meet early in coming week to resolve situation: Milliyet * Co.’s financial chief Coskun Kilic may take over as acting CEO: Milliyet

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