Turkey to Close Airspace for Armenia

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The Turkish authorities have closed the airspace for Armenian flights to third countries. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on the NTV air closing airspace for Armenian aircraft. “We will let aircraft into our country if necessary, but we will not allow the airliners and private jets cross our airspace as long as provocations [by Armenia against Turkey and Azerbaijan] continue,” the Turkish Foreign Minister said. Moreover, according to Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey will have to take other measures if such provocations do not stop. Earlier in April, Turkey closed the airspace for flights of the Flyone Armenia Airlines to Europe without prior notice. The head of the air carrier’s board of directors, Aram Ananyan, stressed that Ankara unannounced canceled the previously issued permission to operate flights to Europe through Turkish airspace.