ISTANBUL Jan 10 Turkish police seized two buses
packed with weapons and ammunition on Friday in the southern
province of Adana near the Syrian border, local media reported.
The buses were headed to the Turkish border province of
Hatay, the Dogan news agency said, adding that the arms were
concealed in the baggage hold of the vehicles.
Local prosecutors and police in Adana said they had no
information about the report.
Turkey has long championed more robust backing for Syria's
fractious armed opposition but has found itself facing
accusations of facilitating the rise of radical groups by
allowing weapons and foreign fighters to cross the border.
Ankara denies arming the rebels.
There have been a number of weapons seizures on the border
in recent months. Authorities seized a vehicle loaded with 1,200
rocket warheads in November and last week local media said
another truck was stopped on suspicion of carrying arms.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu later said that truck was
carrying aid to Turkmens, an ethnic turkic group, in Syria.
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall and