Turkey looks for nuclear materials on Iranian plane heading to Syria
Turkish experts on Wednesday searched an Iranian cargo plane allegedly carrying military equipment from Tehran to Aleppo. The plane was forced to land early Wednesday at a military airport in southeastern Turkey.
A reporter from the Radikal newspaper said from Diyarbakir that Turkish authorities suspect the Ilyushin Il-76TD cargo plane includes components for nuclear weapons. The Iranian plane was accompanied by two Turkish F-16 fighter jets and landed in Diyarbakir at around 01.00.
Police experts searched the aircraft. Later, teams of nuclear weapons experts came from Ankara to and joined the search. During the search operation, civil defense teams were kept ready at the airport.