The interceptions come after the the EU promised to give Libya more money to curb migration over the Mediterranean.
Istanbul's Ataturk airport is a major transportation hub for passengers from the Middle East heading to Europe or the US. Dozens of people have been turned away from their flights since the US president's order was issued on Friday.
2016 for Turkey was a year marred by attacks that targeted security forces and civilians alike. The country had barely entered 2017 when another attack hit a popular nightclub.
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