Turkish PM: Syrian authorities use chemical weapons against opposition
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 20 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
The Syrian authorities use chemical weapons against the opposition, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted today by Anadolu agency as saying.
Erdogan said that there is a lot of evidence of using chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
He also stressed that Syria's accusations against Turkey do not reflect reality.
According to the Syrian agency SANA, around 25 people were killed and 86 injured in a chemical attack in the province of Aleppo on Tuesday.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi accused Turkey and Qatar that they finance and provide terrorists with weapons in Syria, and, therefore, are responsible for the attack.
The Syrian authorities claim that the armed opposition has used chemical weapons against civilians.
For two years Syrian government forces have been clashing with the armed opposition. According to UN data, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria has exceeded 70,000 with about three million people need humanitarian aid. Syrian officials claim that they are opposed by well-armed militants.