Syrian plane carried ammunition for Damascus: Erdogan
ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the cargo seized on a Syrian plane intercepted on its way from Moscow to Damascus carried military equipment and ammunition for the Syrian regime.
Mr Erdogan said the cargo was "equipment and ammunition shipped to the Syrian Defence Ministry" from a Russian military supplier, in remarks televised by NTV news channel.
Mr Erdogan did not name the Russian supplier, but said it was the Russian counterpart of Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, which is the Turkish army's main provider of military equipment.
He also declined to comment on the source of the intelligence Ankara received on Wednesday.