Statement

STOP TURKEY’S ILLEGAL AND INHUMANE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

On 18 October 2022, footage of HPG fighters was released showing symptoms consistent with lethal poisoning by chemical agents.  
Only a few days earlier, Dr. Jan van Aken and Dr. Beppe Savary-Borioli, who had investigated allegations of chemical weapons use by Turkey in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on behalf of The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany and Switzerland, published their report. In it, they call for a further investigation by international organisations. 
The use of chemical weapons is prohibited and constitutes a war crime. 
Turkey is a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), NATO and the Council of Europe, and an EU candidate country. With the recordings now released, an investigation is inevitable. 
The EUTCC call on the above-mentioned institutions and their member states to fulfil their responsibilities immediately. Kariane Westrheim  Chair of EU Turkey Civic Commission    Dersim DaÄźdeviren Board  member of EU Turkey Civic Commission 
Links:Footagehttps://firatnews.com/kurdIstan/kimyasal-silaha-maruz-kalan-iki-gerillanin-goruntuleri-176528
IPPNW Report https://www.ippnw.de/presse/artikel/de/ippnw-veroeffentlicht-bericht-zu-chem.html

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