“The terrorist groups in Syria have received Sarin gas from Ankara,” member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Barish Arkadash said on Tuesday.
He pointed to the investigations by the UN in Syria proving that ISIL has Sarin Gas, and said, “We will also prove soon that the ISIL has received the (poisonous) gas from Turkey and we will also prove that some sections of the Turkish government and maybe some special private companies have been involved in this big crime.”
Arkadash also called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign from his post as soon as it is proven that Ankara has supplied the terrorists in Syria with deadly Sarin gas.
On August 21, 2013, the terrorist groups using Sarin agent launched chemical attacks on Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside which resulted in death of a large number of civilians, including women and children.
Sarin, or GB, is a colorless, odorless liquid, used as a chemical weapon owing to its extreme potency as a nerve agent and it has been classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
In late 2014, American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said Turkey was behind 2013’s Sarin gas attack carried out by foreign-backed insurgents in Syria.
In a report published in the London Review of Books, Hersh claimed Turkey staged the gas attack to provoke a US war on Syria.
According to the report, more than ten members of the Al-Nusra Front were arrested in May 2013 in Southern Turkey with “two kilograms of Sarin”. But in a news conference in Summer 2013, Turkey’s ambassador to Moscow Aydin Sezgin dismissed the arrests and told reporters that the recovered “Sarin” was merely “anti-freeze”, the report said.
“We knew there were some in the Turkish government,” Hersh quoted a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, as saying. The American official believed “they could get Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a Sarin attack inside Syria and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.”