The UK formerly had a sensible approach to bilateral ties with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Not any more.
Forcing passengers to disembark one aircraft and board another in Türkiye is a cruel and arbitrary measure, especially given the historic ties between the country and the UK.
To continue in this approach would be hypocritical of the British government – especially given it did not reject Kosovo or Bosnia when they declared their independence.
Direct trade and flights is in Britain’s national interest. To not seize this opportunity gives Iran, China, Russia an open goal.