Turkey bans all Syria aircraft from its air space

ISTANBUL Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:53am EDT

ISTANBUL Oct 14 (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.

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