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Turkey searches Syria-bound Armenian plane

Thursday, Nov 08, 2012 - 00:48

Nov. 8 - Turkish authorities search an Armenian plane flying to Syria after forcing it to land. Travis Brecher reports.

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Turkey ordered an Armenian aircraft bound for Syria to land on Thursday. Authorities were searching the plane's cargo in the second such move by Ankara in a month. Searches like this are designed to prevent the use of its airspace to provide supplies to the Syrian military. According to a Turkish broadcaster the plane was carrying humanitarian aid. In mid-October another Armenian plane was also stopped and searched, before continuing on its way. Turkey has become increasingly assertive in challenging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Last month, Ankara banned Syrian aircraft from Turkish airspace after finding Russian munitions onboard a plane bound for Syria.

Turkey searches Syria-bound Armenian plane

Thursday, Nov 08, 2012 - 00:48

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