Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara

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 Turkish jets have accompanied a Syrian civilian plane to Ankara’s Esenboga Airport, Turkish Foreign Ministry announced today.

“All civilian flights in Syrian airspace have been stopped since it is no more safe,” the ministry said in a statement. 

“Also, a Syrian Airlines passenger plane flying in Turkish airspace has landed in Ankara accompanied by military jets,” the statement added.

The tension between Turkey and Syria have escalated since a Syrian shell killed five civilians in the border town of Akcakale last week.

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