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Turkey bans all Syria aircraft from its air space

by FP Staff  Oct 14, 2012 21:30 IST

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey banned all Syrian aircraft from its air space on Sunday, days after intercepting a Syrian airliner carrying what it said were Russian-made munitions for the Syrian army.

Asked if Syrian aircraft were now banned from Turkish air space, a Foreign Ministry official said: "Yes, civilian aircraft. Military aircraft were de facto banned way before."

Syria said on Saturday that it was banning Turkish civilian flights over its territory.

(Reporting by Nicholas Tattersall; Editing by Alison Williams)

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