• Saturday, August 8, 2020

Turkey arrests Iranian, seizes anti-tank missile parts

Discussion in 'Turkish Defence Forum' started by BATMAN, May 1, 2017.

  1. BATMAN

    BATMAN BANNED

    Messages:
    28,290
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Ratings:
    +15 / 18,887 / -37
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...a0ae1940305_story.html?utm_term=.791359f7be41

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities have arrested an Iranian national who they say tried to smuggle in parts of a Russian-made anti-tank missile system with the suspected aim of delivering them to a terror organization.

    The Customs and Trade Ministry said Sunday that the man, identified only by his initials E.E., was detained at the port in the Black Sea city of Zonguldak, after officials searched his truck that had arrived aboard a vessel from Ukraine.

    A ministry statement said the truck was officially carrying diapers but inside was found the “main parts” of a Russian-made system used by violent groups, including Kurdish rebels and Islamic State militants.

    The ministry said authorities believe the missile parts had probably been sent for repairs and were being returned to a terror organization.


    Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  2. Hassan Guy

    Hassan Guy SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,709
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2016
    Ratings:
    +1 / 4,988 / -3
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Canada
    Well, he won't be going back.
     
  3. damm1t

    damm1t SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    3,821
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Ratings:
    +2 / 7,533 / -3
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Turkey

    I am not defending the Iranian guy but .... WOW... When an Iranian included Wahington Post suddenly side by Turkey against Terrorists ( They don't even give the name PKK in the article ). Not like these bastard arming PKK/YPG to teeth and their officials pose side by side with wanted terrorists... FVCK OFF USA!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  4. xenon54 out

    xenon54 out ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    17,582
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Ratings:
    +20 / 32,892 / -0
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Switzerland
    The officials said the individual was just transporting them in return for money, it isnt known who was gonna use them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. BATMAN

    BATMAN BANNED

    Messages:
    28,290
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Ratings:
    +15 / 18,887 / -37
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    This arrest hints, how terrorists organizations/ individuals inspired by Iran are getting there hands on weapons, missiles etc.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  6. Thorough Pro

    Thorough Pro ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    11,614
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Ratings:
    +7 / 10,549 / -27
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism and that too within Islamic countries.


     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. WaLeEdK2

    WaLeEdK2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    5,243
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,878 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Canada
    Iran and Saudi Arabia are two sides of the same coin. It should be obvious by now.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  8. BATMAN

    BATMAN BANNED

    Messages:
    28,290
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Ratings:
    +15 / 18,887 / -37
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    With arrest like this one, obvious is Iranian role in regional terrorism, including Pakistan.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  9. KediKesenFare

    KediKesenFare SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,092
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Ratings:
    +12 / 7,751 / -0
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Turkey
    Just because an individual Iranian citizen was involved in terrorism, we shouldn't blame all of the Iranian people.

    I guess this Irani was in fact a PJAK member.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  10. haviZsultan

    haviZsultan ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    9,046
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Ratings:
    +39 / 10,846 / -3
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Iran rightly calls America the "Great Satan"... what I oppose about them is their foreign policy which leaves no room for making alliances (like the verbal statement of their MP against Pakistan) and their internally orthodox policies like forcing women to wear hijab.
     
  11. Talwar e Pakistan

    Talwar e Pakistan SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,186
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2014
    Ratings:
    +13 / 9,224 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    I can name you many Pakistani nationals who have commited terrorist attacks, it does not mean Pakistan specifically was involved. Quit your obsessive anti-Iran belief, it's both annoying and pathetic.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  12. Deliorman

    Deliorman FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,846
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Ratings:
    +2 / 3,656 / -0
    Country:
    United States
    Location:
    Zimbabwe

    It's not even needed for him to be a member of a terror organization. He might be a regular guy who needs the money that they offered him to smuggle those weapons or he might not even know what the cargo in his truck is.

    Makes me wonder what kind of other stuff are being smuggled trough the borders without them getting in the hands of Turkey's authorities.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. BATMAN

    BATMAN BANNED

    Messages:
    28,290
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Ratings:
    +15 / 18,887 / -37
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    If you read the news, they are linking Iran regime with Isis.

    Iranians are blaming Pakistan without arresting a single individual, and you are blaming me as anti Iran!
    I think it should be clear now to all forum members, if Irani / Indian blame Pakistan by opening baseless thread, I would respond by opening 2 factual threads.
    Anyway, i see no issues in exposing axis of evil!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. KediKesenFare

    KediKesenFare SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,092
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Ratings:
    +12 / 7,751 / -0
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Turkey
    Visa free travel. The amount of smuggling is gigantic at the Turkish-Iranian border. But both countries don't want to change the current situation. Iran needs trade and we're the only nation in the Middle East that welcomes Iranian citizens. Every other nation in our region demands visa from Iranian citizens. On the other hand, Turkish government doesn't want to disturb the social communication with the South Azerbaijanis + trade.

    The only important question here is: Can we use that parts to improve our own anti-tank missiles? :P
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. xenon54 out

    xenon54 out ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    17,582
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Ratings:
    +20 / 32,892 / -0
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Switzerland
    No such thing.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3