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    Treason: Turkey Charges Lawmaker for Revealing Daesh's Source of Sarin Gas

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    Eren Erdem, from Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), was accused of treason after he revealed that Turkey knew about Islamic State-bound shipments of deadly sarin gas passing through its territory.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ankara’s top prosecutor has opened a criminal investigation against a Turkish lawmaker after he revealed that Turkey knew about Islamic State-bound shipments of deadly sarin gas passing through its territory, Turkish media reported Wednesday.

    Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper said that the prosecution was investigating the scope of the data that Eren Erdem, of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), revealed to RT international news network in an interview on Monday. He is reportedly facing charges of treason.

    Erdem claimed that components of the lethal nerve agent sarin were shipped to Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic) labs through Turkey in 2014, and Ankara did nothing to stop them. A Turkish criminal case into illegal shipments was unexpectedly closed, according to the lawmaker who spoke of a possible cover-up.

    Sarin is a lethal gas, classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. The Syrian government has been blamed for sarin attacks on civilian population in the past, leading to a UN-brokered deal that saw all precursor chemicals for the production of sarin removed from Syria.


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      How come that dobbing a crook is suddenly considered treason?
    • Just to be clear it is a crime to pass weapons to a terrorist organisation. It is NOT illegal to reveal that such an event occurred.

      Turkey is so backward it fails the sanity test. This demonstrates it doesn't have a proper functioning legal system. It will be interesting to see what kind of support this Turkish hero gets from Turkish civil society. It will be a great chance to see just how far the Islamification
      of Turkey has gone.

      If this lawmaker is prosecuted I can guarantee that Turkey will lose support in Europe.
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      A vassel state of the terrorist American government just doing as its American masters dictate. Question is, who will the unleash the sarin gas on. I say America.
      Well, now we know where they obtained it previously when it was used against people in an effort to see Assad accused.

      Great leader, Erdogan.

      Gases people. Accuses truth tellers of treason.

      I'm not sure there exists a more backwatd place in the West.
    • jaodernein garshinvic
      The chemical tracers already showed in 2013 that the gas was from a Turkish stock of the '70s bought from USSR
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      Sound like Mr. Erdogan behavior is more or less similar to Mr. Hitler, and worse then of a communist regime.
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      Truth is treason in the nwo.
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