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Newly-released video alleges Turkey is sending weapons to Syria

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By Euronews  with CUMHURIYET
Newly-released video alleges Turkey is sending weapons to Syria

<p>A video has emerged purporting to show artillery, hidden among medical supplies, in a convoy of trucks said to be operated by Turkish intelligence officers.</p> <p>Turkish pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet – The Republic – alleges the trucks were heading for Syria, and the hands of rebel fighters. Turkey denies arming extremists in Syria.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ELRxdefSphg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>It’s a potentially embarrassing release for the Ankara government, a week ahead of general elections in Turkey.</p> <p>Four prosecutors thought to have stopped the convoy have been detained, along with 34 officials accompanying the trucks, some of whom are said to have shot the video.</p> <p>They are believed to face charges of treason and espionage, while the affair has invoked state secrecy and the media has reportedly been censored.</p> <p>The Turkish government claims the search of the trucks at the border with civil war-torn Syria, was carried out by supporters of anti-government cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is based in the US.</p> <p>Syria is in the throes of a four-year civil war. The video’s release comes as rebels in the country are advancing in Idlib, a province bordering Turkey.</p>