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Monday, November 16, 2015

Turkish Prosecutor decides non-prosecution in case of rocket warheads seized near Syrian border, 'can't define them as weapons'


Turkish Prosecutor decides non-prosecution in case of rocket warheads seized near Syrian border, 'can't define them as weapons'. (TZ).

A prosecutor investigating a case concerning a truck that was seized carrying nearly 1,000 rocket warheads and 10 launchpads near the Syrian border in 2013 has decided not to prosecute the suspects in the case, the Cihan news agency reported on Monday.

Turkish police seized 935 rocket warheads and 10 launchpads from a truck in Adana province in November 2013. The warheads had been manufactured in Adana and Konya provinces and many have speculated that they were being delivered to extremist groups in Syria.

An investigation was opened against 22 suspects on suspicion of supplying weapons to armed groups, bringing arms and ammunition into a country without permission, producing, transporting, selling arms and ammunition and being a member of an armed terrorist organization.

According to Cihan, the prosecutor leading the investigation has decided not to prosecute the suspects, saying that materials seized during the search cannot be identified as weapons and that there is no evidence proving that the suspects had committed the crimes attributed to them. Hmmm......'Sometimes NATO Ally' Islamist Turkey. Read the full story here.



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