Russia Accuses Turkey

    Partially obscured by a barrier, bottom,  a Syrian passenger plane that was forced by Turkish jets to land at Esenboga airport  in Ankara, Turkey, Wedesday, Oct. 10, 2012. State-run TRT television said an Airbus A320 coming from Moscow was intercepted by F16 jets as it entered Turkish airspace and escorted to the capital's Esenboga Airport. The station said authorities grounded the plane on suspicion that it was carrying heavy weapons. A Turkish Airlines plane seen in the background. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Burhan Ozbilici / AP Photo

    Turkey you got some explaining to do. Tensions are high after Russia demanded that Turkey explain just what the hell it was thinking when it grounded a Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow to Damascus. Turkey says it was intercepting Russian munitions that were headed for use by the Syrian military against the rebels. The Kremlin, as expected, is not happy with the illegal grounding. The plane was allowed to head to Syria—though not with any cargo. It’s the latest in an escalating battle between Syria and its neighbor Turkey.

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