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Turkey, Finland start observation flights over Russia

OSCE Open Skies Agreement allows observation flights among member countries

Hatice Kesgin   | 15.06.2016
Turkey, Finland start observation flights over Russia


By Ali Kemal Akan


Turkey has started to conduct open skies observation flights over Russia with Finland, Turkey’s General Staff said on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish military, the observation flights over Russia are part of the Open Skies Agreement under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The observation flights started on Monday and will continue till June 17.

The Open Skies Agreement was signed on March 24, 1992 in Helsinki, Finland, between 27 countries, including Turkey, participants of the OSCE.

*Anadolu Agency Correspondent Hatice Kesgin contributed to this report from Ankara.

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