Feb 26 2015 trdefence.com (Daily Sabah)
On Thursday, Turkish Gendarmerie officer, who tipped off the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks for allegedly carrying ammunition inside Syria, has been arrested.
According to the statement by the public prosecutor of Adana, the noncommissioned officer identified only by the initials H.A. faces charges of “obtaining and revealing information that was supposed to be kept secret for the safety of the state.”
The trucks were stopped by gendarmerie teams in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay on January 1, 2014 despite a national security law forbidding such acts.
The Turkish Interior Ministry had said the trucks were carrying humanitarian aid for the Turkmen community in Syria.
The prosecutor and security officers who ordered the stopping of the trucks were later removed from their posts.