Nov. 8 - Turkish authorities search an Armenian plane flying to Syria after forcing it to land. Travis Brecher reports.
Turkey ordered an Armenian aircraft bound for Syria to land on Thursday. Authorities were searching the plane's cargo in the second such move by Ankara in a month. Searches like this are designed to prevent the use of its airspace to provide supplies to the Syrian military. According to a Turkish broadcaster the plane was carrying humanitarian aid. In mid-October another Armenian plane was also stopped and searched, before continuing on its way. Turkey has become increasingly assertive in challenging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Last month, Ankara banned Syrian aircraft from Turkish airspace after finding Russian munitions onboard a plane bound for Syria.