Turkish MP faces treason charges over story on sarin gas material

(From RT)

An investigation on treason charges has been opened against a Turkish MP who alleged in an exclusive interview to RT that Islamic State (IS) jihadists used Turkish territory as a transit route to deliver deadly sarin gas to Syria.

Eren Erdem

Eren Erdem

Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office opened the case against Istanbul MP Eren Erdem of Republican People’s Party (CHP) after his interview about sarin was aired on RT on Monday.

Chemical weapons materials are being brought to Turkey and are being put together in Syria in IS camps, which was known as Iraqi Al-Qaeda at that time,” he said in the interview.

Erdem noted that the chemicals used for the production of weapons did not originate from Turkey.

“All basic materials are purchased from Europe. Western institutions should question themselves about these relations. Western sources know very well who carried out the sarin gas attack in Syria,” Erdem told RT.

The prosecutor’s office is planning to send a summary of proceedings to the Ministry of Justice on Thursday. Following that, the summary could be forwarded to the Turkish parliament, which could vote to strip Erdem of his parliamentary immunity. Read More

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