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Turkey Seizes Weapons Shipment to Egypt

Customs authorities in Istanbul seized a radio-controlled missile and launcher as well as other weapons from a ship that was headed for Egypt from Ukraine, a government official said Thursday. The weapons, which also included a number of rockets and warheads, were discovered in two containers after customs officials searched the ship that had docked at the port of Ambarli, 20 miles from Istanbul, said Kursad Tuzmen, the minister in charge of foreign trade and customs. “The cargo declared by the ship’s captain did not match what was inside the containers,” Tuzmen told reporters after meeting with customs officials and paramilitary police at Ambarli. “There were military weapons inside.” “We can say that the weapons are the kind that we can describe as ‘sophisticated,'” he said. Full Story

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