Turkish PM: Armenian plane was grounded due to certain violations
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said that an Armenian plane made a "technical landing" in eastern province of Erzurum today "due to certain violations", Anadolu Agency reported.
Speaking to reporters at Ankara's Esenboga International Airport before departing for Baku, Erdogan stressed that "the Armenian plane landed in Erzurum due to certain violations.
However, after a search in the plane, Turkish officials did not find anything that would have caused a problem and the plane was permitted for take off."
Touching on a Syrian passenger plane that was forced to land in Ankara last week, Erdogan stated that the equipment found in the cargo department of the plane were "definitely equipment used in war".
"The Syrian plane was carrying radar equipment that can be used in war," Erdogan also said.
Prime Minister Erdogan is on his way to Baku to attend the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit on Tuesday.