Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 March / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Head of the International Organisation for Fighting against Baseless Armenian Allegations (ASIMDER) Goksel Gulbey has criticised the opening of the Van-Yerevan direct flight, Pirsus Haber reported on Tuesday.
Gulbey urged the Ministry of Transport of Turkey to be more serious in making decisions relating to Armenia.
According to Gulbey, the opening of air links between Van and Yerevan will mark Armenia's victory over Turkey.
"The air space between Turkey and Armenia has been open for a long time. However, opening the flight from Yerevan to Van is especially important for Armenians as they consider Van the capital of Western Armenia," he said.
Gulbey also noted that the opening of the flight as well as free distribution of the Agos newspaper on THY international flights may be misunderstood by the Azerbaijani side and cause damage to relations between the two countries.
Turkish private airline Bora Jet plans to begin making Van-Yerevan flights in April.