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Turkish flights banned from Syrian airspace

The decision came days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian plane en route from Moscow to Damascus and seized what it said was military equipment.



Zeenews Bureau

Damascus: Syria has reportedly banned Turkish Airline flight from entering its airspace, as per Syria’s news agency SANA.

The ban on Turkish flights is in retaliation to Turkey intercepting a plane that was headed to Syria, Syrian foreign ministry said, as per reports.

The decision came three days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian passenger plane en route from Moscow to Damascus and seized what it said was military equipment on board.

Tensions between the neighbors have been rising since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad erupted 19 months ago.

Turkey sides with the rebels, providing political support and a rear base. Turkey has also begun retaliating for stray Syrian shells and mortar rounds hitting Turkish soil.

(With Agency Inputs)

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