Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Turkey Forces Syrian Plane Land in Ankara

Turkish military jets today forces a Damascus-bound Syrian passenger plane to land in Ankara, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow. The Airbus A-320 was carrying 30 passengers.

"We are determined to control weapons transfers to a regime that carries out such brutal massacres against civilians. It is unacceptable that such a transfer is made using our airspace," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. "Today we received information this plane was carrying cargo of a nature that could not possibly be in compliance with the rules of civil aviation," he added. (Reuters, 10 October)


Anonymous said...

Turkey is really looking for war.

Anonymous said...

"Turkey is really looking for war."

What,with you?