"The aircraft returned for precautionary reasons, to undergo checks," said Christos Kyriakides, the airline's director.
Lightning struck the right engine of the Airbus 319 jet as it flew over Paphos, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Larnaca, the Cyprus News Agency said.
The plane touched down around 10.15 a.m. (0715 GMT), 45 minutes after taking off.
On July 14, Russia delivered another batch of the elements of the S-400 air defense system to Turkey. Turkey plans to deploy the systems in October
Presently, the Russian Navy has three Borei class submarines. They are nuclear-powered Yury Dolgoruky cruiser of the Northern Fleet, and Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh of the Pacific Fleet