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Turkey-Syria Tensions High After Plane Is Diverted

NPR | Oct. 11, 2012 5 p.m.

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Peter Kenyon

Turkey’s Prime Minister has given more details about the cargo on board a Syrian passenger plane that was intercepted by Turkish Air Force jets and forced to land in Ankara on Wednesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the plane was carrying “defense equipment” for the Syrian military. Officials in both Syria and Russia have denied that claim.

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