12 October, 2012 — RT
A Syrian passenger plane is seen after it was forced to land at Ankara airport on October 10, 2012 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)
Syria has refuted as “absolutely untrue” Turkish allegations that a civilian plane headed for Damascus was carrying Russian-made munitions. Meanwhile, analysts doubt the Turks could have found anything compromising enough to back their claims.
Following claims by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the Syrian commercial jet was carrying “munitions for the Syrian Defense Ministry,” a Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the plane was not carrying any ammunition, or any other illegal cargo, calling the allegations “absolutely untrue.”