Turkey never used chemical weapons in Syria: Diplomatic sources
Turkey has never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Feb. 17, after the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in the Afrin district.
“These are baseless accusations. Turkey has never used chemical weapons. We are taking utmost care of civilians in Operation Olive Branch,” the source reportedly said.
The source described the accusations of wounding six civilians through a suspected gas attack as “black propaganda.”
“We are aware of the reports but we cannot confirm them,” said the White House official, who wished to remain anonymous, referring to recent claims of the use of chemical weapons by the Turkish military.
“We continue to call for restraint and the protection of civilians in Afrin,” the official added.