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Russia slams Turkey over plane issue

WITHIN LEGAL BOUNDARIES:Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport, saying the plane was suspected of carrying weapons to Damascus

Reuters, ISTANBUL, Turkey

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday the military alliance had plans in place to defend Turkey.

It is not clear whether the shells that have hit Turkish territory were aimed to strike there or were due to Syrian troops overshooting as they attacked rebel positions.

Turkey has provided sanctuary for rebel officers and fighters.

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