Spiegel: Turkey denied airspace to Armenia-bound German military plane

Spiegel: Turkey denied airspace to Armenia-bound German military plane

PanARMENIAN.Net - In late July, Turkey denied airspace to a Bundeswehr mission flying to Armenia, Spiegel reports.

Turkish air traffic controllers spontaneously and without explanation refused to grant an overflight clearance to an Airbus A310 plane of the German Air Force, which had started from Cologne and was thus forced to return to the base.

The plane was reportedly on its way to Yerevan to pick up Armenian soldiers for training in Germany.

The Bundeswehr has a military cooperation with Armenia, with soldiers from both countries engaged in a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.

According to the report, the German military assumes that NATO partner Turkey stopped the Bundeswehr flight because of its destination.

Armenia and Turkey have no diplomatic relations. In addition, Ankara still denies the Genocide of 1.5 million Armenians of 1915-1923 and criticized Germany when the Bundestag recognized the Genocide in 2016.

 Top stories
The CSTO budget for the current year requires adjustments due to the refusal of Yerevan to pay their share of contributions.
Six total incidents have burned 19 old-growth trees. Friday night 8 trees were torched along the beautiful main entrance.
The EU does not intend to conduct military exercises with Armenia, Lead Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano says.
Hikmet Hajiyev has said that there is no place for USAID operation in Azerbaijan any longer.
Partner news