Skip to comments.Turks Hit PKK With Chemical Weapons
Posted on 08/12/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by edpc
Report: German newspaper says photos of dead Kurds confirm use.
BERLIN German politicians called on Thursday for an international investigation into the reported use of chemical weapons by the Turkish military. The weapons were used against members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), according to the online edition of the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel.
Turkey needs to urgently look into these accusations, said Ruprecht Polenz, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee in the Bundestag and a member of Chancellor Angela Merkels Christian Democratic Union party.
Polenz recommended an international investigation to examine the deaths of eight Kurdish activists from the PKK. Claudia Roth, co-chair of the German Green party, echoed Polenzs criticisms, seconding his call for an investigation.
MP Andrej Hunko urged the German Foreign Ministry to file a complaint against Turkey with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.
A forensic report from Hamburg University Hospital confirmed that the eight Kurds had been murdered by the use of chemical substances.
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Turkey has gone crazy.
Genocide is not a new concept for Turks.
“Genocide is not a new concept for Turks.”
They want to bring back the Ottoman Empire. Europe be afraid.
YUP! Here we go again.
Those poor Kurds—they can’t catch a break.
The Turks are looking for trouble.
Wasn’t there recently a big push to make Turkey part of NATO??? I think we now see why there was opposition...
They’ve been a member for decades.
Chemical weapons are infamous for this.
The message should have been: You f with us, and we will track you, personally, down and kill you. And your country will simply cease to exist.
It would have been especially appropriate in the case of Iraq, as Turkey wouldn't allow us to stage from their territory, and there is nothing Turkey fears more than an independent Kurdistan on their border.
It would have been a suitable reward for their "help"...
The radical Muslims are in power. That old time religion of bloody hunger follows every time. That is what all the hate Israel was about. The Turks are going to cause Europe a major problem if they keep it up. They know all of Europe’s defenses.
Whatever the most gruesome way to kill, they will choose it.
Ultimately, they are ALL terrorists at heart.
It wasn’t NATO, it was a member of the EU. Turkey has been a member of NATO for a long time.
ragtag bunch of Kurds ?...
I am assuming you were being sarcastic. The article doesn’t say what method was used in the “forensic” study by the university. Seems like this could be easily determined, so I remain skeptical of the initial report until confirmed....despite Turkey’s history with acts of genocide.
We don’t need them in Nato anymore, they served their purpose with the jupiter missiles but this nonsense isn’t needed anymore.
NO cheers, unfortunately.
It's certainly headed that direction. There is a significant portion of the population that while they may call themselves "Muslim", they're really not any religion at all. And, those people just want to live life in the most "western" style possible. Unfortunately, the Islamacists are really starting to win. What happened to Lebanon in the 70s, could easily happen to Turkey soon, if it isn't happening already.
I was at Incirlik Air Base in the late 80s, and then again back in 2008 and some opportunity to travel around a little. The difference was remarkable - for the worse.
We don’t belong in that part of the world trying to “build nations” for barbarians.
Yes, they’d know....since they were the ones who first employed it for modern warfare during WWI.
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