Turkey denies reports of arms shipment to Syria
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkey denied on Thursday local media reports that its security forces had seized a truck laden with weapons bound for Syria.
"The truck was loaded with aid for the Turkmen community in Syria," Interior Minister Efkan Ala told reporters.
Hurriyet newspaper had reported tht security forces stopped a truck loaded with arms and ammunition on the Syrian border on Wednesday and arrested three people including a Syrian.
The drivers claimed they were carrying aid on behalf of the pro-Islamic Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), it added.