Turkish Passengers Planes Prohibited from Flights over Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria prohibited Turkish Passengers Planes to use the Syrian Arab Republic airspace starting from the midnight of Saturday, October the 13th, 2012.

The Syrian decision came in response to an earlier similar Turkish decision and in line with the principle of reciprocity, a press communiqué issued by the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stated.

The Ministry added that the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic regrets the Turkish Government escalatory decision, which targets but first and foremost the interests of the Syrian People.

The Turkish commandos broke into a Syrian Airbus A320 passenger plane with 30 passengers on board after intercepting and forcing it  to land in Ankara Airport as it entered Turkish air space last Wednesday.


M.A. Al-Ibrahim