The Lebanese publication “Al-Akhbar” released an article on Friday that detailed a recent correspondence between the Lebanese authorities and Greek government concerning the shipment of weapons and explosives from a Turkish ship destined for Lebanon.
Based on the information provided by Al-Akhbar, the Turkish ship contained 6,400 assault rifles, 10,000 explosive devices, and 10,000 partitions of ammonia nitrate.
The Turkish vessel was identified as the “Cookie Boy”; it was originally docked at the Turkish port of Izmir before attempting to make its short voyage to Lebanese waters.
Luckily, the Greek Coast Guard was able to stop the ship before it could reach its intended destination in Lebanon; however, several questions have been arisen since its seizure, including “who is responsible for these weapons?”
Among the passengers on the ship were 6 Syrians, 4 Indians, and a Lebanese national; they are all currently being investigated by the Greek authorities.
Turkey has attempted to deflect from this serious matter by dismissing the allegations that the Erdogan regime had any prior knowledge of this transfer.