BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – A mysterious Russian plane that flew from Damascus to Ankara, yesterday, has now departed from Turkey to Moscow, Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer reported this afternoon.
According to Isik, the Russian Air Force’s special flight detachment flew from Ankara’s Esenboga to Moscow’s Chkalovsky after a 38 hour visit in the Turkish capital.
While the purpose of the flight is still unknown, it is very rare for a special detachment plane to fly from Damascus to Ankara, given Syria’s lack of diplomatic relations with Turkey.
This flight reportedly took place shortly after Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad issued a list a demands that Damascus requires to fulfill in order to begin rapprochement.
Turkey has yet to respond to these demands; however, the Erdogan regime has repeatedly called on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to step down.