ANKARA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Syrian passenger plane was forced to land in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday over intelligence of "non-civilian cargo," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
The Damascus-bound plane had given "lacking notification" or " misinformation" about its cargo, Davutoglu said in a televised interview a few hours after the plane was forced by two F-16 warplanes to land at Esenboga Airport in Ankara.
Turkey scrambled F-16 fighter jets after the Airbus A-320 type plane, which took off from Moscow, entered into Turkey's airspace, and forced it to land in Ankara, according to earlier report.
Officials were investigating the suspected plane, the Turkish foreign minister said, adding they would act in accordance with international law if any non-civilian cargo is detected.
Nearly 30 passengers are awaiting at the airport, he said.
Turkey is determined to stop any transfer of weapons to Syrian government through its territory, Davutoglu noted.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has also instructed Turkish aviation companies to stay away from Syrian airspace and use other routes, the minister said, citing security threat in Syria.