A Turkish Member of Parliament is being investigated for treason against his country for telling Russian Television (RT) that ISIS used Turkey for transiting sarin nerve gas.
According to an RT report, Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office opened the case against Istanbul MP Eren Erdem of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) after his interview about sarin was aired on RT at the beginning of this week.
“Chemical weapon materials were brought to Turkey and put together in ISIS camps in Syria, which was known as the Iraqi Al-Qaeda at that time,” Erdem said, quoting a 2013 Turkish court investigation.
He said that the chemicals used for the production of weapons were all purchased in Europe by ISIS operatives.
“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 continued.
Turkish media reported on Wednesday, December 16, that the Turkish prosecutor’s office is planning to send a summary of proceedings to the Ministry of Justice in an effort to strip Erdem of his parliamentary immunity.
Referring to the court case which formed the basis of his allegations, Erdem said that five Turkish citizens had been arrested by the Adana Chief Prosecutor’s Office as a result of an investigation codenamed 2013/139.
The investigation started after a Syrian national was prosecuted in Turkey for procuring chemical agents for Islamist groups in Syria.
At the same time, Erdem noted all the persons arrested within the framework of the 2013/139 investigation were released a week later.
The most widely-reported chemical attack in Syria took place in the early hours of August 21, 2013, in Ghouta, on the outer fringes of Damascus.
In that attack, sarin gas was leaked, killing more than 1,400 people, including no fewer than 426 children.
The US government and the controlled media all blamed the Assad government for the outrage, and even tried to goad the American and British public into going to war against Syria.
That attempt at warmongering failed, largely due to the Internet’s ability to circumvent the controlled media’s propaganda, and it later turned out that that the sarin gas was accidentally leaked from a US-backed “moderate rebel” group and had nothing to do with the Syrian government.
The latest revelations from Turkey are particularly relevant in light of Angela Merkel’s offer to the Turkish state to “speed up” their application to join the European Union.