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An Armenian cargo airplane carrying humanitarian aid to Syria was grounded at Erzurum airport in East Anatolia this morning by Turkish authorities, reported daily Hürriyet.

Ammunition experts from the Turkish Armed Forces and police have searched the airplane with trained police dogs. Health officers have also arrived at the Erzurum airport.

All the humanitarian aid packages will reportedly be checked in X-ray machines. The search is expected to last until noon.

No further explanation has been announced yet. To prevent press photos, the authorities surrounded the plane with trailer trucks.

Turkey grounded and searched another Armenian cargo airplane on Oct. 15.

November/08/2012

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greg sarkisian

11/8/2012 6:58:57 PM

Dear John. Armenian aviation authorities have a prior agreement with their turkish counterparts to land syrian bound planes for inspection upon request. but since u don't trust armenians, let's do this. Next time people in eastern anatolia r in need of assistance, and armenia, being only a few kilometers away, reaches out to extend a helping hand, go ahead and ban that.

al zeb

11/8/2012 1:21:29 PM

Nonesence. No force landing took place. Armenia had informed Turkey about the cargo of humanitarian aid to Syria and the stop over was pre scheduled. Feel sorry for those of you who wish to stir up things.

Erdogan Erdogan

11/8/2012 12:11:34 PM

What Turkey can do Israel can't....

john albay

11/8/2012 10:36:08 AM

Bravo,you just can not trust the armanians! They should be banned from overflying Turkish airspace.
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