Syria Demands Turkey Return Grounded Plane Cargo
[An Nahar] Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
accused Ankara on Thursday of "hostile" behavior after a Syrian Air plane was intercepted by Turkish authorities en route from Moscow to Damascus and forced to land in Ankara.
The interception of the plane on Wednesday was "hostile and reprehensible behavior" and was "another sign of the hostile policies of the Erdogan government, which harbors (rebels) and bombs Syrian territory," the foreign ministry said, referring to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The ministry demanded that Turkey return the cargo seized by Turkish authorities from the Syrian Air Airbus A-320 before it was allowed to take off again.
"The Syrian government calls on the Turkish authorities for a complete and proper restitution of the contents of the plane," it said.
Turkey scrambled two jets to force down the plane after reportedly receiving intelligence it was carrying military cargo for the regime of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Trampler of Homs...
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