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April 19, 2012 7:00 am

Turkey to Search Vessel for Syrian Arms

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Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: wiki commons.

BBC – The Atlantic Cruiser, which is owned by a German firm but flies an Antigua and Barbuda flag, has docked at the Turkish port of Iskenderun.

The owners received an email claiming the vessel contains weapons destined for Syria, and that it would be attacked and sunk before arrival.

Both the EU and Turkey have imposed an arms embargo on Syria.

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