Freighter stopped and searched in Turkey
16 / 03 / 2011
A FREIGHTER flying from Tehran to Aleppo in Syria was escorted by Turkey’s military and forced to land in the country in order to be searched.
Reports suggest that Turkish authorities suspected it to be carrying weaponry, something which the Foreign Ministry denies.
The ministry says it is standard procedure for Iranian cargo planes to request permission to fly over Turkey and sometimes be required to make unscheduled landings to be searched.