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Turkey-Syrian tension

Syrian plane was carrying ammunition, says Turkey's PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday the cargo seized on a Syrian plane intercepted on its way from Moscow to Damascus carried military equipment and ammunition for the Syrian regime.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:21am

Tensions flare over plane forced down by Turkey

Tensions flared yesterday between Turkey and Syria as well as top Syrian ally Russia after Ankara forced a Syrian passenger plane from Moscow, reportedly carrying arms, to land in the Turkish capital.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:24am

Russia says Turkey endangered lives by grounding plane

Moscow accused Ankara of endangering Russian lives on Thursday after Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

11 Oct 2012 - 9:30pm

Turkey briefly detains Syrian plane as tension heightens

Turkey scrambled fighters and briefly detained a Syrian passenger plane on Wednesday, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow, while Turkey’s military chief warned of a more forceful response if shelling continued to spill over the border.

11 Oct 2012 - 1:32pm