Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless
Turkey has never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.


"These are baseless accusations. Turkey never used chemical weapons. We take utmost care about civilians in Operation Olive Branch," the source said.


Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region on Friday.


The source also described the accusations of wounding six civilians through a suspected gas attack as "black propaganda".


First published: 02.17.18, 13:45