Turkey's Ayci declines Air India CEO role
Turkey's Ilker Ayci has declined to take up the post of the Chief Executive officer of Air India as many people in India were opposed to his appointment .
He was announced as the CEO of Air India by the Tata Group which acquired it from the Government of India .
Ilker Ayci was a former chairman of Turkish Airlines,and was also an adviser in 1994 to Tayyip Erdogan when the Turkish President was mayor of Istanbul.
India does not have a good relationship with Turkey as Tayyip Erdogan has consistently supported Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and has criticised India.
His Turkish connection and especially his link with Erdogan was seen as a security threat for India.
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