Russia-Turkey Ties: Russia restarts flights to Turkey

13:05 Jul. 22, 2016

Russia restarts flights to Turkey

A passenger views flight information on a tablet at Sheremetyevo Airport (Getty Images)

Restrictions lifted after Turkish authorities assure Moscow of additional security measures following coup attempt  

Russia has lifted restrictions on flights to Turkey, Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported referring to the the Russia's civil aviation authority.

In a statement issued by Rosaviation, the agency said the restrictions implemented following the July 15 coup attempt were lifted after Turkish officials assured their Russian counterparts that additional security measures were taken.

"From July 22 2016 regular air connections for all airlines making flights from the territory of Russia to Turkey are reestablished," the transport ministry said in a statement released overnight.


Moscow blocked Russian citizens from flying to Turkey on Saturday in the wake of a bloody coup attempt that rocked the country.

Watch also Turkey's coup attempt: Implications for Ukraine and EU

At least 246 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, died in Istanbul and Ankara, and more than 1,500 others were wounded over the past weekend.


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