Steve Sweeney, Sunday, November 28, 2021

PRESSURE is mounting on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to act over alleged chemical weapons attacks by Turkey as its annual conference opens in the Netherlands tomorrow.

The OPCW has been accused of complicity by its continuing silence, with Kurdish forces alleging that more than 300 attacks have been carried out with banned munitions during the six months of Turkey’s illegal war in Iraqi Kurdistan.

In discussion with the Morning Star, a senior Kurdish official said it was “telling” that world powers were ignoring Ankara’s actions, accusing them of colluding with the genocide of the Kurds.

A new dossier prepared by the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that includes the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), will be presented to the OPCW during its five-day 26th Conference of the States Parties World Forum (CSP-26) in The Hague.


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