Thursday 23 November 2017

Turkey forces suspect Syrian airliner to land

Turkey has forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport -- Turkish state-run TV station TRT has reported.

The Airbus A320 flying from Moscow was intercepted by F16 jets yesterday as it entered Turkish airspace and escorted to the capital's Esenboga Airport.

The plane was suspected of carrying heavy weapons to Damascus. A Turkish foreign ministry official confirmed that authorities were "inspecting the plane".

Irish Independent

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