EP Kurdish Friendship Group calls for investigation into Turkey’s use of chemical weapons
The Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament calls for an international investigation into Turkey’s use of chemical weapons in Iraqi Kurdistan.
More than one hundred MPs, journalists, intellectuals, women’s rights activists, human rights activists and civil society members from Iraqi Kurdistan alert the international community about the utilisation of chemical weapons by Turkey’s forces during military operations in Iraqi territory.
They call the secretary General of the United Nations, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and the UN office for Disarmament Affairs to conduct investigations and to send an independent commission.
The Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament released a statement expressing support to this call and asking the international authorities to act quickly and send a delegation to investigate.
“Turkey's policy of aggression against the Kurdish territories of Syria (Rojava) and Iraq is increasingly brutal and systematically violates international law. Without a vigorous and urgent intervention, Turkey would be encouraged in its practices that endanger peace in this part of the world,” said the statement by Kurdish Friendship Group co-chairs François Alfonsi (Greens/EFA, France) Andreas Schieder (S&D, Austria) Nikolaj Villumsen (LEFT, Denmark).