Police in Turkey seize Syrian weapons hoard

Published March 30th, 2013 - 05:00 GMT
Syrian rebels raise their weapons under a pre-Baath Syrian flag currently used by the opposition during an anti-regime protest in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC)
Syrian rebels raise their weapons under a pre-Baath Syrian flag currently used by the opposition during an anti-regime protest in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC)

Turkish police have raided a warehouse with weapons destined for neighboring Syria, according to a local news agency, Reuters reported.

According to the Turkish authorities, the stockpile included more than 5,000 guns and 10,000 cartridges that were seized from a village near the town of Akcakale, close to the Syrian border. 

The Dogan News Agency, based in Turkey, reported that the 35-year-old warehouse owner had also been detained.

Although Turkey has long supported the rebel uprising in Syria it has so far ruled out arming the opposition fighters. 

 

 


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