Syria-Moscow plane ‘was carrying munitions’, says Turkey PM

The Syrian-bound plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made munitions, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

The plane, coming from Moscow, was intercepted by Turkish jets on Wednesday and forced to land in Ankara.

Mr Erdogan said the arms on board were destined for Syrian’s defence ministry.

Syria and Russia have reacted angrily to the incident, denying allegations of illegal cargo and accusing Turkey of putting lives in danger.


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