Germany: MP asks the government how Turkey was provided with chemical weapons
Gökay Akbulut, MP for Die Linke in the Bundestag, said in a parliamentary question that the German government had knowledge of Turkey's use of chemical weapons in Iraqi Kurdistan. He asked how the weapons could have been provided to them.
A parliamentary question relating to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Turkey in Iraqi Kurdistan has been filed in the federal parliament in Germany, reported the daily Yeni Özgür Politika.
Gökay Akbulut, a German politician and a social scientist currently serving as a member of the Bundestag for the Left Party (Die Linke), indicated that the German Government had knowledge concerning the use of chemical weapons and asked whether the government also had any information on how Turkey could have been provided with such weapons.
Akbulut referred to various news articles in the media including Özgür Yeni Özgür Politika, Mezopotamya News Agency (a report on symptoms seen in 548 individuals from the Kanî Masî village within a month) and Medya News (reporting on the images of green gas).
Also attached with the question was a recent report by the Christian Peacemaker Teams, an international non-governmental organisation promoting conflict resolution, which has been monitoring the civilian impact of Turkey’s recent military cross-border operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, launched in April.