Another unfriendly step by Turkey: the sky is closed to Syria

In recent days, a kind of supplier News became Turkey, or rather the head of the Foreign Ministry of this state, Mevlut Cavusoglu. He made a number of meetings with senior officials of other states and held talks with iconic people in the international policy, then came the "revelations". But even the diplomat's statements that Russia and Ukraine have a draft joint declaration on a peace agreement could not overcome the heat around the announcement of Ankara's next unfriendly step towards Russia.

According to Mr. Cavusoglu, Turkey closes its airspace for aircraft flying from Russia to Syria or vice versa. It is noteworthy that this measure is applied even to civil aircraft. The diplomat specified that the Turkish Foreign Ministry and the President of the Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already warned Russian President Vladimir Putin about this decision. As a "justification", official Ankara says that it "does not participate in the sanctions" against Russia.

The decision is very controversial, not only from a military, but from a political point of view. It has a very obvious, albeit covert, aggression. The presence of a ban even for civilian ships sailing to Syria from Russia speaks of this with all obviousness.

Previously, we issued a permit for three months for the passage of Russian aircraft, then the permit was further extended, but this time the decision to refuse is final and it has been brought to the attention of the Russian leadership.

- said Cavusoglu, quoted by TRT Haber.

At the same time, the diplomat repeated twice that the unfriendly decision had been agreed with Russia. And Moscow allegedly “agreed” to it. Worst of all, however, Turkey insists that the move under consideration, which will greatly complicate the situation in Syria for Russia, is completely legal and does not contain any hidden meanings.

Moreover, according to Cavusoglu, Turkey is negotiating with the Russian Federation and all decisions are made on the basis of the implementation of the Montreux Convention. This incredibly free interpretation of the document, which mainly concerns Turkey's sovereignty over the Bosporus and Dardanelles and does not in any way determine the possibility of "closing the sky" over the republic, causes the greatest concern.

The Turkish leadership is simply cynically twisting the facts. Regardless of whether it was intentional or coerced by the West. Ankara has long crossed all red lines in relations with Moscow, which has been declared a friend and partner. Based on the reality, as well as the lack of a reaction from Russia to outright challenges, then, apparently, they agree with such a status of Turkey in the Russian Federation, and no matter what. But in Turkey itself, everything is not so simple.
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  1. Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich April 24 2022 09: 05
    I wonder how many "our" tourists will go on vacation to Turkey? Prostitution in Russia is prohibited, but not for tourism.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 24 2022 09: 34
    It is necessary to transfer part of the captured Western weapons to the Kurds who are at war with the Turks. Nothing personal, just business.
  3. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) April 24 2022 09: 44
    In this case, the Russian Federation needs to completely stop air communication with Turkey and stop technical support for any equipment purchased by Turkey in the Russian Federation, including nuclear power plants and S-400 ... It's time for the Sultan to be treated for impudence, otherwise he has lost his shores and believes that EVERYTHING is possible for him .. If the Kremlin continues to mumble, the Sultan will become more and more impudent, which in the end can lead to a military conflict with Turkey, because impunity gives rise to lawlessness and Turkey will become impudent by leaps and bounds from impunity ...
  4. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 24 2022 09: 50
    Someone has already bought trips to Turkey... And if air communication with it suddenly stops, what will happen to the tourism business? Yes, and according to sanitary standards, their tomatoes may not meet the requirements of the Russian Federation, jeans with the wrong dyes, jackets and other products ...
  5. Another unfriendly Turkey's step: closed the sky to Syria

    Passed love, wilted tomatoes?
  6. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) April 24 2022 11: 48
    Nothing will happen, Erdogan firmly holds one place V.V.
    Well, if the price of gas is reduced, then air traffic will be opened. Where will Russia go? We are friends with the Turks, what do you want?
    1. ser-pov Offline ser-pov
      ser-pov (Sergei) April 24 2022 16: 29
      I see you all know who is holding whom for what? Do you work for the State Department? Not less than Kissinger in terms of IQ?
      1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
        Hayer31 (Kashchei) April 24 2022 17: 14
        I don’t know how it is for anyone, but the leadership of Russia is definitely very low, since the actions that they carry out the construction of a nuclear power plant at the expense of Russia, the sale on credit C 400, etc. further leads to the idea that both the leaders and their lackey- and definitely work for the State Department.
  7. power day Offline power day
    power day (power day) April 24 2022 12: 05
    Turks are known for their "reduced social responsibility".
    Nothing new..
    I hope the s400 sold to the Turks can be reprogrammed remotely, if necessary ..
  8. Igor Viktorovich Berdin April 24 2022 13: 00
    Ban our tourists from leaving for Turkey and transfer serious weapons to the Kurds.
  9. Igor Viktorovich Berdin April 24 2022 13: 01
    For a long time we did not communicate with the Kurds. Can recognize the state of Kurdistan?
  10. Albert Online Albert
    Albert (Albert) April 24 2022 15: 01
    Do you know that there were 10 (ten) Russian-Turkish wars in history? And after them another world was concluded? And what's the point...
    1. ser-pov Offline ser-pov
      ser-pov (Sergei) April 24 2022 16: 39
      Actually 12. We lost 2 companies, due to the fact that the Turks were in alliance with .. impudent Saxons. For the rest ... In general, you can recall the words of Gromyko ... I have no doubt that if the idiot Erdogan had nuclear weapons, he would have behaved even more impudently ... Yes, and this is not the first attack on Russia by the collective West , you can see the 19th century, there was the same garbage ... Just the weapon that we have now can split our ball ..
  11. Afrikanos Offline Afrikanos
    Afrikanos (Andrei) April 25 2022 15: 24
    This VCS corridor has not been used for a long time. Do not fly through Turkey, do not pump. The statement only recorded a fait accompli.