Syria to prevent Turkish civilian planes to fly over Syria

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry announced that based on the Turkish government’s decision to not allow Syrian civilian planes to fly over Turkey, and based on the principle of reciprocity, the Syrian government decided to not allow Turkish civilian airplanes to fly over the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic as of midnight Saturday, 13/10/2012.

In a press statement issued on Saturday evening, the Ministry said that the Syrian government regrets the Turkish government’s escalatory decision which primarily targets the interests of the Syrian people.

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