ANKARA, October 11 (Itar-Tass) — Turkish authorities have not yet told Russian diplomats whose cargo they seized from a Syrian airliner. The Russian Embassy in Ankara told Itar-Tass on Thursday that no official information about this has been received yet.
Staff members of the Russian diplomatic mission continue to contact the local authorities for details. The consular officers arrived overnight at the Turkish capital’s airport for a meeting with 17 Russians who were on board the Syrian plane. The diplomats could contact them on the phone before the plane’s departure for Damascus. There has been no official information about any kind of improper treatment of the Russians by the Turkish side.