Turkish soldiers and an army tank take position at the new site of the Suleyman Shah tomb near the northern Syrian village of Esme, on the Syrian-Turkish border February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Turkish court Friday placed under arrest pending trial 17 soldiers charged in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of a consignment that allegedly contained arms bound for Syria.In January last year, Turkish security forces stopped and seized seven trucks near the Syrian border that were suspected of seeking to smuggle weapons into Syria.Turkey has vehemently denied aiding Islamist rebels in Syria, such as ISIS, although it wants to see Assad toppled.The controversy erupted on January 19, 2014 when Turkish forces stopped trucks bound for Syria suspected to have been loaded with weapons.
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