Region: Turkey Bans Israeli Military Aircraft from its Airspace

Turkey has closed its airspace for Israeli miltary aircraft, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters at the G20 meeting in Toronto, Canada on June 28 2010, international media reported.

Turkey has banned the Israeli flights in what is becoming a deteriorating row between the two countries in the aftermath of the attack by Israeli commandos on a convoy of ships bound from Turkey to Gaza on May 31. Nine people, including eight Turks, were killed in the raid.

After the convoy raid, which Turkey described as an act of piracy, the country withdrew its ambassador from Israel and cancelled joint Israeli-Turkish military exercises…

Read more at The Sofia Echo.

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