Turkey confirmed use of chemical weapons after autopsy of Syrian attack victims


According to Turkish media agency Anadolu referring to the Ministry of Justice of Turkey, the use of chemical weapons in the province of Idlib in Syria was confirmed by the results of an autopsy of 3 victims of the attack.

Ankara insist that the attack was carried out by Syrian government troops.

“An expertise with the participation of the representatives of the World Health Organization and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been completed, and the fact of the use of chemical weapons by the regime (of the Syrian President Bashar Assad) has been confirmed,” the head of the Turkish Ministry of Justice Bekir Bozdag said.

Some representatives of the international community and the Syrian opposition blame the official Damascus. British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said that he had seen evidence that the attack was carried out by government troops. The U.S. administration keeps to a similar version. The official Damascus rejects all the charges.

Earlier this week media reported that in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the province of Idlib ammunition with poisonous substances was used, killing (according to various sources) about 100 people.

Source: Interfax