Monday, 15 October 2012

Turkey diverts Armenia-to-Syria flight for 'inspection'

Turkey diverts Armenia-to-Syria flight for 'inspection'
Politics - Syria October 15, 2012 12:38 PM
Turkish authorities are searching a Syria-bound Armenian plane after forcing it to land in the eastern city of Erzurum.
The aircraft was forced to land while en route to Aleppo, Syria.
Ankara claimed it diverted the flight for a security inspection.
This incident comes days after the Turkish military forced a Syrian plane traveling from Moscow to Damascus to land in Turkey.
Ankara claimed that the civilian aircraft was transporting weapons to Syria.
Authorities seized equipment they found in the plane’s luggage before allowing it to resume its flight.
The equipment was spare parts for radar, not weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
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