‘Turkey violated Convention on International Civil Aviation’
But U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed on Oct. 10 that Washington had reached out to Turkey on humanitarian, as well as chemical and biological weapons issues: “They’re obviously concerned about the chemical and biological sites as well, so we’ve worked with them to do what we can to monitor that situation.”
Turkish F-16 jets intercepted the Syrian Airbus A320 flying over the Turkish airspace late on Wednesday and escorted it to Ankara’s Esenboga Airport. Erdogan has claimed that the plane was carrying "equipment and ammunition [which was being] shipped to the Syrian Defense Ministry."
Damascus has also condemned the move as "hostile and reprehensible" and "another sign of the hostile policies of the Erdogan government, which harbors [anti-Syria insurgents] and bombs Syrian territory."
Challenging the Turkish premier’s remarks, the Syrian Information Ministry has asked him to prove his allegation of weapon seizure."The plane did not carry ammunition or
military equipmentand Erdogan's comments lack credibility and he must show the equipment and ammunition at least to his people."
The United States rushed to Turkey’s support after Erdogan made the
"We strongly support the government of Turkey's decision to inspect the plane," said US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
Meanwhile, an unnamed Russian source said, “Neither weapons nor any kind of systems or parts for military equipment were on board or could have been on board.”
With austerity cuts continuing and Greece likely to enter another year of recession, the level may rise further.
Platinum/Gold ratio suggests economic slowdown? ~ link ~ Everything suggests that, and more, as the global banksters make their 'Big Move'. Stirling
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