Turkey might close airspace for Armenia
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, October 10The Turkish government condemned the efforts of the Armenian side to open the airport in Karabakh and called the step provocative, and one that undermines and limits the possibility of a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Turkey is considering the option of closing down its airspace for Armenia. The airport in Stepanakert, capital of Mountainous Karabakh, was built in 1974. It stopped functioning in 1992 during the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory. Four-years ago the Armenian side began reconstructing the airport with plans to begin flights. Azerbaijan threatened to shoot down every single plane taking off from the airport. Yerevan labeled such a step as state terrorism. Flights have not started so far but the confrontation is still here.