Political Analysis

Turkish Foreign Minister comments on smuggle weapons

National Yemen

Turkish Foreign Ministry

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has said that a foreign registered ship which set out from a Turkish port has been impounded while trying to smuggle weapons into Yemen by the Yemeni authorities.

A statement made about the matter by the Foreign Ministry says that the crew, among them Turkish sailorsz, are under custody in Yemen.

It says further that the investigation launched by Yemeni officials in underway, that the Turkish embassy in Yemen is closely monitoring the developments, that the incidents of Turkey-related arms smuggling happening in Yemen have further intensified the dialogue and cooperation between the two countries and that Yemeni authorities have reaffirmed cooperation will be maintained.

The statement also says that Turkey’s determined support for Yemen’s stability and security and the Yemeni people’s welfare and prosperity will continue especially in this period of transition Yemen is going through.