Thursday, October 22, 2015

CHP deputies: Gov’t prevents probe into Turkey’s role in Syrian chemical attack

CHP deputies: Gov’t rejects probe into Turkey’s role in Syrian chemical attack. (TZ).

"The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file," Erdem said while waving the file.

Erdem also noted that the prosecutor's office conducted detailed technical surveillance and found that an al-Qaeda militant, Hayyam Kasap, acquired sarin, adding: "Wiretapped phone conversations reveal the process of procuring the gas at specific addresses as well as the process of procuring the rockets that would fire the capsules containing the toxic gas. However, despite such solid evidence there has been no arrest in the case. Thirteen individuals were arrested during the first stage of the investigation but were later released, refuting government claims that it is fighting terrorism," Erdem noted.

Over 1,300 people were killed in the sarin gas attack in Ghouta August 2013 and several other neighborhoods near the Syrian capital of Damascus, with the West quickly blaming the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Russia claiming it was a "false flag" operation aimed at making US military intervention in Syria possible.

CHP deputy Şeker spoke after Erdem, pointing out that the government misled the public on the issue by asserting that Sarin was provided by Russia.

He also underlined that all of the files and evidence from the investigation show a war crime was committed within the borders of the Turkish Republic."The investigation clearly indicates that those people who smuggled the chemicals required to procure sarin faced no difficulties, proving that Turkish intelligence was aware of their activities". Hmmm.....A NATO Ally cooperating with known terrorists in order to commit a War crime? Read the full story here.

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