Turkey intercepts ship with suspected arms headed for Syria
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
AP photoTurkey has intercepted a Bermuda-flagged vessel suspected of carrying weapons and ammunition to Syria in the Mediterranean, a diplomatic source told AFP on Wednesday.
"We received information that the vessel has a cargo of arms and ammunition headed for Syria," the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that Turkish authorities would search the vessel later in the day.
The "Atlantic Cruiser" belongs to a German company, the source also noted.
Amid Damascus' violent crackdown on unrest, Turkey imposed sanctions against its neighbour -- including interception of arms shipment to the country by air, land and sea.
Throughout last year, Turkey intercepted several ships and trucks suspected of carrying weapons into Syria through Turkish territory.