Turkey Has Closed Airspace to Russian Syria-Bound Flights
Russian access will now depend on Iran and Iraq
Source: The Daily Sabah
Turkey has closed its airspace to Russian military and civilian flights to Syria after notifying Moscow, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.
“We were given permissions in three-month intervals. The latest one was until April”, the minister said in an interview with the press during his flight to Latin America, stating that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had informed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
“Henceforth the flights have stopped,” Cavusoglu added, saying that the process was conducted through dialogue on both the Montreux Convention and dialogue.