Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Chemical weapon attack in Syria is obvious

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Chemical weapon attack in Syria is obvious
# 23 August 2013 04:59 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday that the chemical weapon attack in Syrian capital Damascus was clearly obvious, regarding the recent attack on civilian people in Syria, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.

Speaking in a live Turkish TV programme, Erdogan said no bullets, no blood stain and no gun powder was there, and it was appearent that a chemical weapon attack was staged in the country.

Reminding that United Nations (UN) gathered on Wednesday after several warnings of Britain, Erdogan stressed that no concrete statements were revealed after the meeting.

He said that same thing happened for the meeting for Egypt, where no condemnation was expressed, and added that UN Security Council needed a reform.

Erdogan reminded that he had started an international campaign for a reform in UN, and asked would not be there a stance against the killings which escalated the death toll over 100,000.

On Wednesday, Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said at least 1,300 people were killed in a chemical attack which it blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the suburbs of the Ghouta region near Damascus.

But the Syrian regime strongly denied the claim and described reports and figures as "lies and groundless," saying reports were aimed at "distracting a visiting team of United Nations chemical weapons experts from their mission."

A UN team is currently in Syria to investigate an earlier allegation of use of chemical weapons reported by the Syrian government at Khan al-Assal as well as two other allegations reported by Security Council member states.

On Thursday, United Nations asked official permission from Syrian government for access and inspection regarding the recent chemical attack claims in Syria.

After the chemical attack in Syria, 35 member countries of UN including Turkey asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to urgently inspect the chemical attack claims in Syria.