OREANDA-NEWS. Belavia will no longer transport citizens of Iraq, Syria and Yemen from Turkey to Belarus.

"In accordance with the decision of the competent authorities of Turkey, from November 12, 2021, citizens of Iraq, Syria, Yemen will not be accepted for transportation on flights from Turkey to Belarus," the company said in a release.

Passengers under this prohibition with tickets in hand can make a full refund without deductions at the place of purchase.

Earlier it became known about similar measures taken by Turkish Airlines.

In the summer, on the border of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, the flow of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa trying to break through to Western Europe increased. The situation escalated on November 8, when about two thousand people gathered at the barrage wire.

Polish security forces thwarted several attempts to break through, including with the use of tear gas, illegal immigrants set up a spontaneous camp.
Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga blame Belarusians for what is happening, Minsk denies all accusations. Lukashenko said that the country will no longer restrain the flow of people: because of the sanctions of the West, there is "neither money nor energy for this."