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Turkey Forces Armenian Plane Carrying Humanitarian Aid to Syria to Land at Erzurum Airport.

ANKARA, (SANA) -- The Turkish authorities forced Armenian cargo plane bound for Syria to land at Erzurum Airport in eastern Turkey.

Anadolu news agency quoted diplomatic sources as saying that an Armenian airlines company on Tuesday filed a request to use the Turkish airspace to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.

The sources added that the company was given the permission to use the Turkish airspace.The Turkish newspaper Zaman indicated that the plane which carries humanitarian aid to Syria was forced to land at Erzurum Airport at 6:00 am for inspection.

It is the third time that the Turkish authorities forced a plane bound for Syria to land.

Last month, Turkish warplanes forced a Syrian aircraft flying from Moscow to Damascus to land at Ankara airport, assaulted its passengers and searched the aircraft.

On October 15, the Turkish authorities ordered an Armenian aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo in Syria to land in Turkey and to be searched.

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