QA-34, 18 December 2015, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanju Bilgiç in Response to a Question Regarding Allegations in the Russian Press, attributed to a member of Parliament, that DAESH Acquires Materials to Produce Sarin Gas via Turkey and that the MKE Produces Chemical Weapons

Turkey is a party to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction and fulfils all of its obligations emanating from the Convention in a meticulous manner.

The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, a state-owned enterprise founded under the relevant legislation, is engaged solely in legitimate fields of activity.

We deplore and condemn the irresponsible statements issued to media outlets carrying out propaganda activities of a foreign country, to spread unfounded rumours, devoid of any truth and without any concrete evidence, targeting the reputation of Turkey and its institutions as part of a smear campaign.