Turkish soldier arrested over intelligence vehicle search

An army captain was arrested for involvement in operation against trucks belonging to the MIT intelligence agency.

Turkish soldier arrested over intelligence vehicle search

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish sergeant was arrested on Friday as part of an investigation into an illegal search of trucks belonging to the country's MIT intelligence agency in January.

Seven trucks, belonging to the Turkish intelligence agency, en route to Syria, were stopped by gendarmerie teams on January 19, despite a national security law forbidding such an act.

The sergeant – identified only by the initials G.M. – was transferred to the southern city of Adana, where the incident took place.

Turkey's Interior Ministry said the trucks were conveying humanitarian aid to the Turkmen community in Syria.

The prosecutor and security officers who ordered the stopping of the trucks were later removed from their posts.

Last Mod: 11 Nisan 2014, 13:07
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