Main opposition party stresses Turkish intelligence transported weapons to terrorists in Syria

Ankara, SANA – Deputy Leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party in Turkey (CHP) Sezgin Tanrıkulu reiterated that trucks belonging to the Turkish intelligence service transported rockets, rocket launchers and heavy weaponry to al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

Addressing reporters in a press conference in Diarbakir province on Thursday, Tanrikulu stressed that his party has documents and interrogation reports which prove that three trucks were intercepted and seized in the southern Turkish city of Adana on the 19th of last January after information indicated that the trucks were carrying weapons and ammunition into Syria.

He pointed out that the sending of weapons shipments was carried out upon directions of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party.

Tanrikulu categorically dismissed the claim that the trucks were transporting humanitarian aid into Syria.

He reaffirmed that the documents and reports of the prosecution file revealed that the trucks were seized with rockets, rocket launchers, and various types of heavy weapons being on board.

The trucks’ drivers, he added, stressed in their testimonies that the heavy weaponry were loaded onto the trucks from a foreign plane at Esenboga Airport in the Turkish capital Ankara.

The CHP deputy leader called for taking Erdogan to the International Criminal Court on charges of committing war crimes in Syria.

He referred to the attacks committed in the Kurdish Rojava area on the Syrian-Turkish border by ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Sending weapons to “Jihadist” forces and terrorist organizations which are committing crimes against humanity through the Turkish intelligence is “a war crime”, he said.

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