Russian journalist and TV host Ksenia Sobchak says she plans to run for presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 19:08
Mariinsky ballet troupe waltzes across America captivating US audiencesSociety & Culture October 18, 18:51
Gazprom says more than half of Power of Siberia pipeline readyBusiness & Economy October 18, 18:23
Ukraine's special forces storming tent camp outside parliamentWorld October 18, 18:18
Vibrant colors of Moscow's autumnSociety & Culture October 18, 18:16
Baltic Fleet ships enter North SeaMilitary & Defense October 18, 18:05
Russia not eyeing branding US media outlets undesirable organizations — prosecutorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 17:39
Russian and Swiss researchers to explore burial mound in SiberiaSociety & Culture October 18, 17:08
Russia to tap 10% of global online trade market by 2025 — ministryBusiness & Economy October 18, 17:05
ANKARA, October 15 (Itar-Tass) — Air Armenia aircraft, which has made a forced landing in Turkey, has gotten an overflying permit to Syria, local mass media report on Monday.
According to earlier information, if no violations are revealed during the check, the airliner will continue its flight.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry said the aircraft made a landing in Turkey’s Erzurum as was previously agreed with Yerevan.
Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balaian said the landing in Turkey was not a surprise for Armenia. “The landing of the aircraft, carrying humanitarian cargoes to the Syrian city of Aleppo, was made routinely and as previously agreed,” the Armenian diplomat said.
The An-12 Armenian aircraft, which made the Yerevan-Aleppo flight, has landed in the Turkish city of Erzurum, Air Armenia director Arsen Avetisyan said.
He said Turkey circulated reports in mass media that it had forced the Armenian aircraft to make a landing.
Despite the 330-long km common border, Armenia and Turkey have not established diplomatic relations yet. Ankara demands Yerevan give up its position on the genocide of Armenians in 1915 and on support for Nagorno-Karabakh in the conflict with Azerbaijan.