Court clears military officers involved in truck raid
Apr 15, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Apr 15, 2014 12:00 am
ADANA —Two military officers were cleared in court on Tuesday after their objection was upheld in the illegal MIT (National Intelligence Organization) truck raid case which took place in January.
Two soldiers were accused of illegally searching trucks belong to the country's MİT intelligence agency in January, as part of an investigation. Following their arrest, the soldiers' lawyers objected in the superior court and the request was accepted.
Seven trucks, belonging to the Turkish intelligence agency MİT, en route to Syria, were stopped by gendarmerie teams on January 19 in Adana in Southern Turkey, despite a national security law forbidding such an act.
Turkey's Interior Ministry said the trucks were conveying humanitarian aid to the Turkmen community in Syria. The prosecutor and security officers who ordered the stopping of the trucks were later removed from their posts.