Thursday, October 11, 2012

Syrian Plane Carried Russian Munitions - Turkey

Turkish Premier Tayyip Erdogan said today that a Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara on Wednesday was carrying Russian-made munitions destined for Syria’s defense ministry. The A-320 passenger plane was en route from Moscow to Damascus when it was forced to land in Turkey.

“This was munitions from the Russian equivalent of our Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation being sent to the Syrian Defense Ministry,” Erdogan told reporters in Ankara, referring to a state-run Turkish manufacturer that supplies the country's army. (Reuters, 11 October)

Photo credit: The Syrian passenger plane that was forced to land sits at Esenboga airport in Ankara. October 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency)


Anonymous said...

With the power vacuum created by Iran's struggles, Turkey is really sticking its neck out and looking to get smacked.

It reminds me of Ahmadinejad during the mid 2000s boom in Iran.

Why can't Iranians/Turks/middle easterners just enjoy good times without starting trouble?

Anonymous said...

Why did the pilot land? He should have signaled "up yours" to the Turkish jets and continued on with his business.

It's only fair that Syria get supplied, cause Turkey and Saudi Arabia are providing arms to the insurgent terrorists.

Anonymous said...

They carry too much pride and prestige (strong sense of nationalism) which creates hindrances when resolving disputes.

B.M.A said...


MR.USKOWI,will you publish what HIZZBOLLAH is saying about the IRANIAN made drone that managed to enter deep into ISRAELI land without any detection .why have you skipped this important news?.HAVE A BALANCED DAY, wont you?.

Anonymous said...

B.M.A,if it wasn't detected how come it was blown out of the sky,LOL?!

Nader Uskowi said...


We carried the story on Tuesday 9 October!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"With the power vacuum created by Iran's struggles, Turkey is really sticking its neck out and looking to get smacked."

the power vacuum is that caused by the loss of control of the Assad gov't and Turkey is sort of compelled to try to keep the coming chaos from the fall of that Syrian regime away from Turkish borders.

and Turkey's neck is not that far out as it has a good deal of support and backing.