Syria-bound plane from Armenia lands in eastern Turkey for cargo inspection

An Armenian cargo airplane carrying humanitarian aid to Syria was grounded at Erzurum airport  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.

Turkish media reports say a Syria-bound plane from Armenia has landed in eastern Turkey so that its cargo can be inspected to make sure it is not carrying military equipment.

Last month, another Syria-bound plane from Armenia landed in Turkey under an agreement with Turkish authorities, who said the cargo consisted of aid and could continue to Syria.

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