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Trouble continues in the mideast and North Africa Turkey is now reporting that it has intercepted a passenger plane from Syria.
One pact with the military equipment and ammunition that came from your friends in Russia.
According to the Turkish Prime Minister.
Turkish fighter jets intercepted the Syrian passenger plane yesterday because it was traveling from Moscow to Damascus Syria.
Turkish newspaper reports the plane was holding tin containers filled with the radio receivers antennas.
And equipment thought to be missile parts whatever that means.
Russian officials accuse Turkey of endangering its people in Syria -- the interception of the plane piracy.
Of course Russia is one -- series only remaining allies in the Turkish and Syrian military.
Have been exchanging strikes across their border in a sign that this civil war in Syria.
Could potentially explode into something bigger.
Joining us now -- the associate editor of the Wall Street Journal John busing and as I've mentioned repeatedly the Wall Street Journal is the parent company of this network what what do you make of this John.
What's really interesting -- Turkey is doing pretty much what the US would hope it's keeping arms from getting into.
Syria these are military parts were still not exactly sure what they what they work.
But -- -- very explicit this says look it's definitive if this happens again will will bring the beat.
Flight down again and we'll -- It has a 560 mile border with Syria it has boosted its troops along that border it's already exchanged.
Fire with the Syrians at one point as you pointed out.
So this is a pretty intense situation.
And something that it away deter kids in the Turks are on the front lines of the international concern over -- Over Syria.
Especially given that they've taken all these -- -- took that one strike from from Syria.
Across the border a mortar hit a house -- some people including the little boy and then the Turks were firing back and forth.
And -- the concern is that this could.
Expand into a regional conflict that's always been -- concern.
Yeah that's that's correct.
And then you'd have a flood of -- refugees coming into Turkey which Turkey's quite concerned about.
-- think about the tensions the other direction to shepherd which is with Russia.
Turkey is a huge gas importer from Russia it doesn't want to alienate.
This source of its energy.
-- says he is gonna delay your trip that he had planned to Turkey for next week.
But very interestingly other Kremlin said they're -- reschedule that for December so it seems set.
Seems have kind of taken some of the heat out of Russian.
Anger with Turkey.
It's taken some of the heat out of it but I mean this this.
Group of people who come together to make money in exchange things has not changed.
It's not like any of -- the votes from -- -- -- the United Nations.
Yeah that that's correct in serious need for weaponry.
Is intense right now it's got to get -- from some place as you know Iran has been shipping.
Military hardware into.
And over flying -- Iraq there -- much of the concern of the Americans.
So this step by the Turks has signaled to Syria if -- hoped to get in by air using our.
Airspace Turkish airspace.
You could pretty much forget it.
That is a good signs -- -- with us from the Wall Street Journal and wsj.com.
-- thanks much.
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