October 16, 2012

Turkey ordered an Armenian plane flying to the Syrian city of Aleppo to land and searched its cargo on Monday, Ankara’s latest move to prevent its airspace being used to supply the Syrian military.

The plane was allowed to continue on its way after the search in the eastern Turkish city of Erzurum confirmed it was carrying humanitarian aid as stated by Armenian officials, a Turkish deputy prime minister said.

Turkey forced down a Syrian airliner that had come from Moscow on Wednesday, and said it had found Russian munitions on board destined for Syria’s armed forces.

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