Turkey denies report that Iran plane had arms for Syria

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 16, 2011 13:55

 
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The Turkish government on Wednesday denied reports that Turkish military jets forced an Iranian cargo plane to land at Biyarbakir airport Tuesday night in order to check it for Iranian arms meant for Syria, reported AP.

The government confirmed that the Iranian plane landed in Turkey, but that it is standard procedure for cargo planes to request permission to fly over Turkey and that sometimes they are required to make unscheduled landings to be searched.

Ankara did not say what the cargo plane was carrying, reported AP.

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