Saturday, May 30, 2015

Video Shows Turkish Intelligence Shipping Arms to Syria

Reuters: Video purports to show Turkish intelligence shipping arms to Syria

A Turkish newspaper published video footage on Friday which it said showed security forces discovering weapons parts being sent to Syria on trucks belonging to the MIT state intelligence agency.

The footage shows gendarmerie and police officers opening crates on the back of the trucks which contain what newspaper Cumhuriyet described as weapons and ammunition. Cumhuriyet said the video was from Jan. 19, 2014 but did not say how it had obtained the footage.

Reuters reported last week that witnesses and prosecutors have alleged that MIT helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, quoting a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers.

WNU Editor: Instead of investigating if these reports are true, the Turkish government is investigating the newspaper that revealed the video .... Turkey Opens Terrorism Probe on Report of Arms Trucked to Syria (Bloomberg). The video is here.

More News On A Video That Shows Turkish Intelligence Shipping Arms to Syria

Turkish daily accuses government of sending arms to Syrian rebels -- AFP
Turkish paper probed over images of alleged Syria-bound spy agency convoys carrying ammunition -- FOX News/AP
Turkey paper investigated after Syria arms claims -- BBC
Newly-released video alleges Turkey is sending weapons to Syria -- Euronews
Turkey: Newspaper investigated for publishing 'evidence of weapons shipments to Syrian rebels' -- IBTimes
Turkish daily accuses government of arming Syrian rebels -- Deutsche Welle
Turkish Daily Accuses Govt. of Sending Arms to Syria Rebels -- Naharnet

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