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Turkish airlines CEO is optimistic about 2017

By Bloomberg
25 April 2017   |   9:37 am
Bilal Eksi, chief executive officer and deputy chairman at Turkish Airlines, discusses the state of his business and his relationship with Lufthansa.

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