Turkish Airlines (THY) stops using Syrian airspace on their flights following rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus government over latest forced – landing of a Syrian plane that was en route from Moscow to Damascus over Turkey.
Istanbul / NationalTurk – Chairman of THY executive board, Hamdi Topçu stated ” Turkish Airlines planes have not been using Syrian airspace for four days now.”
Turkish planes will continue to avoid Syrian airspace and use alternative routes until a secondary safe line is established, the Turkish Airlines executive added.
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The suspension decision came after Turkey and Syria engaged in sporadic cross-border shelling last week, a showdown triggered by the death of five Turkish civilians in a Turkish border town by Syrian shelling.
Syria say the shellings do not target Turkey but Ankara, infuriated by Turkish casualties, obtained a mandate from the parliament to stage cross-border operations in Syria as “worst case scenario.”
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Tensions between Syria and Turkey were further fuelled on Thursday, when a Syrian plane en route from Moscow to Damascus was forced by Turkish F-16 jets to take an emergency landing in Ankara on suspicion that it was carried weapons.
Meanwhile unreliable Russian news agencies claimed that passengers onboard the Syrian plane intercepted by Turkish jets said that security forces were making the crew and passengers sign fraudulent papers suggesting that the charter plane made an emergency landing and no Turkish military were involved in the incident.[adrotate banner=”57″]