Turkish Military Helicopters Violate Armenia’s Air Space Twice

A Turkish military helicopter flies over a mountain in Yemisli, Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, October 2011 (Source: AFP)
A Turkish military helicopter flies over a mountain in Yemisli, Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, October 2011 (Source: AFP)

A Turkish military helicopter flies over a mountain in Yemisli, Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, October 2011 (Source: AFP)

YEREVAN (TASS)—Turkish military helicopters entered Armenian air space twice in recent days, Armenia’s civil aviation department told TASS news agency on Saturday.

“On October 6 and 7 transport helicopters of Turkey’s Armed Forces violated the air space of Armenia,” a source told TASS.

“Air traffic controllers of the Arm-aeronavigation company have gotten in contact with their Turkish counterparts, who referred to bad weather,” the source said, noting that the country’s air border was breached in the direction of the city of Armavir, some 48 kilometres from Yerevan, and that the helicopters were en route from Igdir to Kars in Turkey’s east, bordering Armenia.

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  1. ara said:

    we can take an exception-but they are creating a distraction-and boy we can give them one if necessary

  2. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    Hello,
    Where is our mig’s to shot that helicopters down then make statement to teach them a lesson , if Armenian military just become audionce next time them drop bombs. Armenian military should be all her borders expect frendly countries . Must watch Turkey and Azeri borders.Now Turks saying “bad weather” don’t fly bad weather if you don’t know how steer your plane. We should shot down with missiles immediatly. End of the case , let them cry like what happened in Ankara , clearly indicates was state job , before bombing I saw no police but after bombing tons of police all over. Come on guys we should be alert in Armenia and Artshak and Javakhk .

  3. Anita Davidan said:

    Is there a policy in place to escort the Turkish airplanes out of Armenian air space? There should be consequences for these gross violations of Armenia’s security and sovereignty. Thank you.

  4. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    Why did you not shoot those bastard Barbarian Genocidal Turks down? And who told or advised the Genocidal Turks to enter the Armenian air space??
    Enough of biting our tongs and have this wait and see stupidity. Maman kunenk Turki yev ir esh barekamnerin.

  5. Raffi said:

    This shows how stupid they are, Erdogan trying to send a message to Putin, he’s out of his mind. A new word should be added in all dictionaries: Erdogan = Idiot

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