Turkey closes airspace to Syrian flights
- Published: 14 Oct 2012 at 21.46
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Turkey has banned Syrian civilian flights from its airspace, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday, after Damascus imposed a similar restriction on Turkish flights.
"Yesterday (Saturday) we closed our airspace to Syrian civilian flights as we have previously done for Syrian military flights,'' Davutoglu told journalists while visiting central Turkey's Konya. Earlier Syria banned Turkish passenger flights from its airspace from Sunday in a retaliatory move, as its troops launched a counter-attack on rebels in the country's north in a bid to regain lost ground. The reprisal over Turkey's confiscation of an cargo of what Russia said was radar equipment being flown from Moscow to Damascus came despite a flurry of...
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