Turkish Airlines CEO Candan Karlitekin and GM Temel Kotil said at a Friday news conference that THY has chosen to join Star Alliance and will begin negotiations with the group within days. The carrier also was considering SkyTeam. The officials cited the scope of Star's global network and its "efficiency" in certain markets for the decision, according to press reports.
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