Turkey Denies Claims Of Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria
Turkey dismissed accusations from the Syrian government that it was responsible for a possible chemical attack in the northern province of Aleppo, which has killed 25 people. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said earlier that Turkey and Qatar bore "legal, moral and political responsibility" for the attack. Speaking at a press conference at Ankara Esenboga Airport before his departure to Denmark for an official visit, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denied the Syrian claims, saying the Turkish military does not possess chemical weapons in its inventory. "This is an action which befits the Syrian regime. The Syrian rulers have been using chemical weapons against its people," Erdogan said.