The skies over Turkey are closed to Russian aircraft

Turkey has closed the airspace over its country for aircraft flying to Syria from Russia.

At the same time, the sky is closed to both military and civilian aircraft. This decision was announced on Saturday 23 April by Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister:

“We have decided to close the airspace for Russian military and even civilian aircraft flying towards Syria.”

Cavusoglu noted that the flight permit, Daily Sabah writes, was issued for three months each time, the latter expired in April:

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about this.”

On April 11, the European Union blacklisted 20 more Russian airlines. The reason is non-compliance with international safety standards. Aircraft of these companies are prohibited from flying over the territory EUtakeoff and landing at its airports, writes “News”.

Formerly Civil Aviation Administration Greece issued a directive banning the flights of Russian aircraft in its airspace while the war is going on in Ukraine. The directive, which will be valid for 3 months and entered into force on February 28, 2022, is applied after the decision EU close its airspace to Russia.

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