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Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for investigation of aircraft incident

11.10.2012

Speaking in Beijing today, Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in response to the forced landing of a Syrian passenger plane in Turkey and reports about weapons parts being sent to Syria:

This affair needs to be investigated thoroughly. Nobody should now be fanning the flames and adding to the existing tensions.
The Syrian side, above all, ought to contribute substance, not rhetoric, to help ensure that the matter is properly cleared up.

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