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    Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    BBC News - Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons - PM Erdogan
    Turkey has seized a Syrian-flagged ship loaded with weapons, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

    He did not say where or when the vessel was stopped, but vowed to confiscate any arms shipments for Syria coming through Turkish waters or airspace.


    Mr Erdogan has repeatedly criticised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over his government's violent crackdown on street protesters.


    Last week, Mr Erdogan said the era of oppressive dictators was over.
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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Seems this guy wants to out Iran Iran and be the big leader of the Arab world.

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    I don't understand - Iran is hardly the leader of the Arab world. Sure, they do a lot of saber-rattling and denouncing the US and Israel, but they are not who the Arab world looks to for leadership.
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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Seems this guy wants to out Iran Iran and be the big leader of the Arab world.
    The irony being that neither Turkey nor Iran are Arab.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The irony being that neither Turkey nor Iran are Arab.
    but hurr durr I thought all muslims were arab?!?!?!?!

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Seems this guy wants to out Iran Iran and be the big leader of the Arab world.
    well, that's SOP for this guy - he's been all about reinstituting the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire for a while now.

    what's fascinating is that he has turned on Syria.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The irony being that neither Turkey nor Iran are Arab.
    which hasn't stopped either of them from trying to dominate that world, either now, or in past centuries.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    I don't understand - Iran is hardly the leader of the Arab world. Sure, they do a lot of saber-rattling and denouncing the US and Israel, but they are not who the Arab world looks to for leadership.
    You might be surprised

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    A weapons blockade against Syria seems good to me. Smells like a UN reaction to the slaughtering of civilians. Does someone want the Syrian government to have more weapons? Who.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    I wonder if he will reveal the origin of this shipment.

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