QA:34 -;31 August 2007, Statement of the Spokesman of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in Response to a Question (Weapons used by PKK terrorist ) (Unofficial Translation)


For some time, the US media organs have been reporting that some of the weapons which had been distributed to the Iraqi Security Forces by the US-led Multinational Force in Iraq are seized in Turkey, including at the operations conducted against the PKK terrorist organization.

The information regarding the weapons in question, are regularly shared with the US authorities along with the request of information on the matter. In addition, with a view to avoiding similar situations in the future and preventing the weapons being used in attacks against our country, the US authorities are also requested to take necessary measures to this end, and to keep the inventory and register supply data.

In this context, the statement by the Spokesperson of the US Department of Defense regarding the expected visit of the Pentagon’s Chief Inspector Lt. General (r) Claude Kicklighter to Baghdad for investigation of the whereabouts of the said weapons has been welcome.