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Turkey bans Russian overflights to Syria for 3 months

24 Apr 2022 - 08:47
24 Apr 2022 - 08:47

KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkey has shut its air space to Russian military and civilian planes flying to Syria, says a media report.

Addressing a news briefing during his visit to Latin America, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced the ban.

TASS news agency quoted him as saying: “We have closed our airspace for Russian military and civilian planes heading to Syria…:

Russia had until April and Turkey informed of the restrictions last month, Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Saturday.

The Turkish foreign minister said he had informed his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov of the decision. Subsequently, President Putin said Russia would not fly any more.

The ban would stay in place for three months. The Turkish government has been in a bid to mediate an end to the war in Ukraine.

PAN Monitor/mud

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