MOSCOW, November 24. Vice-speaker of the state Duma Nikolai Levichev (“Fair Russia”) was sent to the head of the Federal air transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) Alexander Neradko request, where he asks to consider the cessation of flights between the Russian Federation and Turkey.
“I ask You to consider the complete and immediate cessation of air links between Russia and Turkey, until, until you have taken exhaustive measures to eliminate any possible sources of the terrorist threat in Turkish airports,” – said in a letter addressed to the Neradko, a copy of which is available.
According to Levicheva, “at a time when the attitude of the Turkish authorities to the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) are not negative, there is a high risk of intrusion of militants into Turkish airports, which could result in increased terrorist threats to Russian aircraft”.
The Deputy speaker also told reporters that the Russian Federation it is necessary to minimize the threat to Russian citizens in Turkey. “For this it is advisable to stop the traffic with this country, to evacuate the Russians living there, to think about immediate withdrawal of our Ambassador from Ankara for consultations in Moscow,” he suggested.