Tag: conflict

Huge Blast in Damascus Airport Area, Reasons Unknown

Reading Time: 1 minute A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported. According to the Al Mayadeen television channel, an explosion occurred on Thursday morning in vicinity of Damascus International Airport, causing a fire. The reasons behind the incident are unknown. The airport is reported to be used for civilian and military fights. […]

Russia Resumes Flights to Turkey

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia will resume charter flights to Turkey July 7 after a six-month break. Flights ceased in November 2015 following the downing by Turkish fighter jets of a Russian strike aircraft as it crossed into Turkish airspace while on a sortie against Islamic State forces in neighboring Syria. The incident led to Russia imposing sanctions on […]

Turkey Not Planning to Compensate Russia for Downed Su-24 Bomber

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Ankara has no plans of compensating Russia for the downing of the Su-24 Fencer bomber jet. Turkey has no plans of compensating Russia for the downing of the Su-24 Fencer bomber jet in November by the Turkish Air Force over Syrian territory, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday. […]

Sanctions Over Jet Downing Hit Turkish Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sanctions ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the downing of a Russian warplane are already weighing on the Turkish economy. The plane was shot down on the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, and the package of sanctions was announced shortly after. The incident has become a point of heated contention between Putin […]