Turkey to deploy armed security guards on flights

Under the new law recently passed by the Turkish Parliament, armed security guards would be deployed on flights to and from Turkey as precautionary measure against terror attack.

According to the draft law in Ankara, the guards to serve on planes will be members of staff of the Turkish Interior Ministry, including police officers, instead of personnel from private security companies.

The reports said that at least, one security guard would be deployed on flights regarded particularly as risky. The security guards would sit on seats at the back of the plane and would dress in civilian clothes, said the report.