A Turkish government official has told the BBC that he is “sickened” by the “ridiculous” ban on flights between India and Turkey.
The official, whose name has not been released, told the agency that the government is “working on the best way to move forward”.
“There’s no way I’m going to fly from India to Turkey, or anywhere else in the world,” the official said.
“There’s only one thing I can do: travel.”
In a tweet, Gullivans chief executive Mike Gullivers statement said: “We are sickened by the baseless, outrageous ban of flights between the two countries.”
The statement added that it was “a clear violation of the spirit of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and has no place in a civilized society”.
“We are fully committed to fighting the injustice and will continue to do so until Turkey returns to its citizens rights,” the statement continued.
In India, there are no restrictions on commercial flights between Turkey and India.
Turkish Airlines has been flying between India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar for about two decades.
The Turkish government has been embroiled in a legal row with India over the issue of its ban on Gulliving flights from the country to the United States.
Earlier this month, Indian Airlines announced it would be scrapping all its flights to India from 2019, citing the ban.
Indian Airlines has also said it is cancelling flights to the US from 2019.
India banned the Gullives from flying from India, which was due to be the second stop after the US, in March 2018.