A Turkish MP has been charged with treason today after alleging in an exclusive interview with RT that ISIS terrorists had smuggled deadly sarin nerve gas into Syria from Turkey.
Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office opened a case against Istanbul MP Eren Erdem, a member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) after a TV interview which aired on RT on Monday.
This comes on the heals of massive international pressure on Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who has already been indirectly implicated for the role his government and military have played in facilitating terrorist operations in Syria and Northern Iraq.
TURKEY’S DIRTY WAR: MP Erdem (left) exposed the Turkish regime led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in running NATO’s dirty war in Syria..
What’s most important about this story – which is all but guaranteed to be entirely blacked-out by the British, European and North American mainstream media – is that this deadly Sarin compound appears to be the very same chemical payload that was used in a false flag attack in Ghouta, Damascus in August 2013.
This is absolutely relevant now because nearly every US Presidential candidate keeps referring to this attack as “Assad crossing the red line” in reference to President Barack Obama’s famous ‘red line’ speech in 2013 – and using this and other fabricated claims to justify NATO’s geopolitical objective of over-throwing the legal government in Damascus, and collapsing the Syrian nation-state, just as NATO did 4 years ago in Libya.
Despite the truth already being known on this issue, including proof detailed in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study proving the false flag nature of the clandestine operation, and evidence presented to the United Nations, as well as in a report filed by lead UN chemical weapons inspector Carla Del Ponte – a number of US-based, somewhat high-profile disinformation news outlets like the Washington Times (another dubious news organization linked to the CIA by way of its owner, the Moonies) still push this old Pentagon/CIA propaganda line in order to somehow justify yet another illegal war based on a false pretext – nearly identical to the fraud perpetrated by Washington and London to wage their highly illegal war in Iraq in 2003.
In response to NATO’s PR meltdown following recent revelations and also after Turkey’s aggressive move in shooting down a Russian fighter jet in Syrian airspace (not Turkish airspace as Turkey tried to claim initially), the Turkish regime has unleashed a brutal Chinese-stylecrackdown on against Turkish journalists and MPs who dare speak about their own government’s involvement in the arming, money laundering, oil smuggling and trafficking militants to fight for various Jihadi militant groups, including ISIS, from Turkey into Syria. The Erdogan regime’s response has been a brutal crackdown on journalists and government whistleblowers.
Earlier this week, 21WIRE released a brief report on NATO’s Operation GLADIO and its widespread use of Pseudo Gangs, and how this same clandestine structural overlay appears to be in operation presently in Syria and Turkey, as well as many other locations around the globe.
This scandal is now out in the open, so the world now waits for the rest of NATO to either condemn or endorse Turkey’s role in fomenting the Syrian conflict which the rest of NATO – led by the US, UK, and France – claims it wants to stop by illegally bombing the country of Syria.
What will Washington, London and Paris do now? Deny, ignore, or act?
A treason investigation has been launched against a Turkish MP who alleged in an exclusive interview with RT that Islamic State jihadists delivered deadly sarin gas to Syria through Turkey. Watch RT video.
Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office opened the case against Istanbul MP Eren Erdem of Republican People’s Party (CHP) after his interview about sarin was aired on RT on Monday.“Chemical weapon materials were brought to Turkey and put together in ISIS camps in Syria, which was known as the Iraqi Al-Qaeda at that time.”
Erdem noted that the chemicals used for the production of weapons did not originate from Turkey.“All basic materials are purchased from Europe. Western institutions should question themselves about these relations. Western sources know very well who carried out the sarin gas attack in Syria,” Erdem told RT.
EXCLUSIVE: Sarin materials brought via Turkey & mixed in Syrian ISIS camps– Turkish MP to RT https://t.co/TmzwpqOV9H pic.twitter.com/MGNgnUNOaE
— RT (@RT_com) December 14, 2015
As Turkish media reported Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office is planning to send a summary of proceedings to the Ministry of Justice on Thursday. Following that, the summary may be forwarded to the Turkish parliament, which could vote to strip Erdem of his parliamentary immunity.
Once Turkish mass-media reported the criminal investigation had been opened against Erdem, the hashtags #ErenErdemYalnızDeğildir – #ErenErdemYouAreNotAlone began to circulate in Turkish social networks.
On Tuesday, MP Erdem issued a written statement in his defense, saying he had become the target of a smear campaign because of his statements made in parliament.
He claimed he had received death threats over social media following the publication of his interview with RT, revealing the Turkish paramilitary organization Ottoman Hearths had published his home address on Twitter to enable an attack on his house.
“I am being targeted with death threats because I am patriotically opposed to something that tramples on my country’s prestige,” said the MP.
As for his accusations about Turkish businessmen being involved in supplying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) with the poisonous gas sarin and other reactants needed for chemical warfare, Erdem maintained this statement was made based on the results of a Turkish court investigation in 2013.
Erdem revealed that five Turkish citizens had been arrested by the Adana Chief Prosecutor’s Office as a result of an investigation coded 2013/139. A Syrian national was prosecuted in Turkey for procuring chemical agents for Islamist groups in Syria. At the same time, Erdem noted all the persons arrested within the framework of the 2013/139 investigation were released a week later.
In an interview to Turkey’s Kanal 24 on Tuesday, Cem Küçük, a columnist at the pro-government Star daily, said that Erdem’s claims about sarin gas should be regarded as treason. Erdem should be stripped of his parliamentary immunity to “pay for his deeds,” Today’s Zaman cited Küçük as saying.
The Turkish public is “very much polarized” and those supporting the government and followers of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) make up “about half of the country,” Hisyar Ozsoy, Turkish MP for leftist HDP party, told RT.
“They really do not care about what is happening in terms of freedom of expression,” Ozsoy said, adding that “anybody who is critical of the government is facing incredible pressure: indictments, court cases, even imprisonments.”
The Turkish government – and the president in particular – use polarization of the Turkish community as a mode of carrying out politics that very much worries the other half of the citizenry.
The most widely-reported chemical attack in Syria took place in the early hours of August 21, 2013, in Ghouta, on the outer fringes of Damascus. Rockets containing sarin gas were reportedly fired, killing more than 1,400 people, including no fewer than 426 children. It was on the very day a UN team of inspectors arrived in the city to investigate the alleged March 19 chemical attack in Khan al-Assal, northern Syria.