Turkish prosecutor indicts six jihadists for alleged attempts to acquire chemicals with intent to produce sarin
The Turkish Republican Prosecutor in Adana has issued a 132-page indictment, alleging that six members of the al-Qaeda-aligned al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham – one Syrian and five Turks – tried to acquire chemicals with the intent to produce the chemical weapon sarin.
The Turkish newspaper Radikal reports that the suspects were under surveillance by Turkish police after they received information that the al-Nusra members tried to acquire two government-regulated military-grade chemical substances.
11 people were arrested in their safe house in the city of Adana in southeastern Turkey on May 23, 2013, after they had acquired some of the chemicals.
Initial reports in the media said that the jihadists had been in possession of 2.2 kg Sarin gas when arrested. Five of the detained jihadists were released by Turkish police after interrogation and background checks. Media reports indicates that the five released were Turkish nationals who shortly after being released joined al-Nusra Front in Syria.
In the indictment, the prosecutor names the 35-year-old Syrian-national Hytham Qassap (codenamed “Abu Salah”) as the buyer and leader of the group. The five Turkish-nationals: 52-year-old Halit Usta, 47-year-old Halit Ünalkaya, 50-year-old İbrahim Akça, 43-year-old Bekir Karaoğlan, and 40-year-old Raif Ay, are named as Qassap’s logistics men.
The Turkish nationals were released on bail after laboratory results showed that the chemical substance in their possession during arrest had not been sarin. But the prosecutor kept Qassab in detention, since surveillance tapes indicated discussions regarding acquisition of large amounts of chemical substances with the intent to produce sarin. All six jihadists deny the accusations.
Qassab is being charged with “being a member of a terrorist organization” and “attempting to acquire weapons for a terrorist organization.” The other five members are being charged with “attempting to acquire weapons for a terrorist organization.” If guilty, Qassab could receive a 25 year prison sentence. His friends could receive 15 years each.
The prosecutor’s indictment lists the following items as attempted to be acquired by the jihadists:
- Timed fuses
- Chrome pipes
- Thionyl Chloride (SOCl2)
- Potassium Fluoride (KF)
- Methanol (CH3OH)
- Isopropanol (C3H8O)
- Isopropanolamine (C3H9NO)
- White Phosphorus (P4)
- Medical Glucose
Machine translation from Turkish news story:
Adana – Adana , Syria, depending on the Al- Qaeda organization in Damascus and al- Ahrar -i Nusra Front substances used in the production of chemical weapons from Syria purportedly trying to help him with the alleged 35 -year-old Turkish citizen Qassap Hytha five defendants prepared on in the indictment, was included in the terrorist organization sabıkasına chemical weapons . For use in Syria from Turkey sarin gas monitoring network, works to ensure the chemical substances used in the production of chemical weapons and the resulting 132 -page indictment connections clarification widely discussed , along with many of these issues were brought to light in the dark spot .
‘State terror USES ‘ Adana , the Anti-Terror Law (TMK ) is tasked with Article 10 of the indictment by the public prosecutor , first ‘terrorism’ focused on the concept . Changing the world , he said, with the concept of the balance of terror in the indictment, a political scientist who died in a bomb attack in the opinion of the aim of giving Ahmet Taner Kislali terrorism ” by the state of a large number of its policies have had a common area as a way to practice ” the statement said . Dread and fear of terrorist movements, as in recent years after a description of whether donor strategy focused on the establishment of the Al-Qaeda organization.
Was created in the form of al-Qaeda cell in different countries , and are encouraged to make their own action highlighted in the indictment, 2003 – 2010 Al-Qaeda attacks in our country between the sequence and organization of Turkish foreign representatives and citizens , as well as in Turkey, the U.S. , Israel, and British diplomatic institutions and commercial facilities announced that the target is selected .
Line from the Salafi – Wahhabi groups in our country especially in reference to the indictment, the radical actions of the organization can be channeled , in Syria and Egypt were told to fight examples of calls made .
Al-Qaeda tried to get TURKEY Syria is known as al-Qaeda is seeking Nusret Front sensational attention to the actions taken , then this organization in Turkey with large amounts of Ahrar -i- Sham organization ‘ disrupts the nervous system ‘ with sarin gas burner is working to ensure the chemicals used in the production of chemicals understood specified.
Widely studied chemicals in the nature of the provision described in the indictment, the case was in Syria, organizations, and leaders of al-Qaeda suspects focused on the connections . In this section, lived in Saudi Arabia , Syria, the passport holder, was a name , as well as the suspects forged passports were also recorded. There was a name for foreign parts procurement and development of chemical weapons and explosives operations taken care of.
CONNECTION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
With the Geneva Convention which prohibits the use of chemical weapons during the war in 1925 , sarin gas was discovered in 1938, described in the indictment , the U.S. adaptation of ammunition sari , designed and produced on a large scale , then the information given.
The use of gas and the development of the prosecution indictment , whether in the developments in the production of chemical weapons, and Al Qaeda connection was expressed as follows :
” Damascus and al- Ahrar -i Nusrah / Nusra Front used on the mensuplarca understood , with the terrorist organization al-Qaeda chemical weapons / is the connection between chemical substances . ”
In the indictment, some of the chemical plants in Syria has passed into the hands of Al Nusra Front was included in media reports in the west . Tapelerine phone call contained in the indictment , some chemical substances that 10 of them five thousand five hundred dollars , a thousand dollars to rise in the costs , delivery be made outside of Turkey , 250 meters from the roving quest continues, obtained from 200 -liter barrels of liquid per liter is $ 300 , phosphorus and bauxite substances can be provided on the quality of trust is reflected in the dialogues.
NOT TRUE TREASURES
The suspects were presented in providing these gases, chemicals License Syria aircraft while bombing the cities that place again çıkaracağı not bomb airplanes with white smoke , chemicals, rockets and tankers polishing / polishing used on the armed activities of persons involved in the removal of smoke suggested that in order to avoid changing the snipers . In the indictment in this case , ” I did not know the suspects the right to ensure that the substances be formed sarin gas on this topic , we are constantly different , inconsistent, said things have been identified ,” he assessed.
Qassap Hytha telephone conversation between the defendant and sellers , the seller of chemicals , the desired 2 of the purchase and sales of eight chemical substances subject to the permission of the state said that the indictment took place.
‘ MY FATHER WAS sentenced to death ‘
Defendants who accept the accusation of Syrian Hytha Qassap , the prosecutor told her statement : ” Originally Humusluyum Syria . Years ago, my father was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, Syria, began to migrate. Saudi Arabia, I was born and grew up . Later, due to the civil war against the regime in Syria is the main country groups in the quest to help entered. operating in this context, the armed opposition to the regime in Syria, in Damascus named Ahrar -i- party group called Abu al-Walid I met a senior official . going to Antioch with the guidance of their rented home . Antioch various groups of opponents of the regime in Syria after me, came into touch . drug demand humanitarian aid , while some of them , some of them demanded that the military equipment . ”
INDICTMENT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED
Adana and Gaziantep , chemical bomb-making organizations in Syria, the opposition to try to provide some chemical substances reported to the police, who detained on 28 May 2013, 11 people , one of the five suspects arrested in Syria . Laboratory results withheld from the sarin gas seized a large amount of network for domestic and foreign media since the third month was insisted . Suspects seized with the matter ‘ sarin gas ‘ was understood that the Turks were arrested on July 17, was released in 2013 .
10th High Criminal Court arrested suspect in the coming days ‘ Abu Salah , code-named Syrian Hytha Qassap ‘ become a member of an armed terrorist organization “and” attempting to provide weapons armed terrorist organization ‘ crimes to 25 years , pending the 52 -year-old Khaled Usta, 47 -year-old Halit Ünalkaya , 50 -year-old Ibrahim Maples, 43 -year-old Bakr Karaoğlan , while 40 -year-old Raif months ‘ armed terrorist organization attempting to provide weapons ‘ will stand trial on charges of imprisonment for 15 years.
The prosecution indictment , obtained or the provision of detailed information regarding the qualifications of chemicals studied took place. According to this information , Adana police forensic laboratory examination of material obtained in the operation , with the sarin gas combined , these substances can be obtained.
The defendants tried to provide the second wick materials , chrome pipes to be made mortars and Thionyl Chloride ( SOCl2 ) , Potassium fluoride ( KF ) , Methanol (CH3OH ) , isopropanol ( C3H8O ) , Isopropanolamine ( C3H9NO ) , White Phosphorus (P4) , the Medical are listed as chemicals such as glucose and bauxite .
10 TON ORDER
Part of the indictment , 15-ton chemical weapons could kill all living things in an area 62.5 kilometers in diameter noted. In relation to an order of 10 tons of phone calls between the accused is given in the indictment is reflected in the following :
” b) The Chemical Material Supply Sacred : On 1-17.05.2013 hours : 10:21 ‘ ÜNALKAYA named a suspect Khaled Khaled USTA party during a phone conversation with the other suspects,
Haji Khalid : Khalid Selamünaleyküm
Halit Ünalkaya : Were you asleep or aleykümselam
Halit Ünalkaya : now he is keeping 10 of them five thousand dollars Haji Khalid : Yes
Halit Ünalkaya : as I said, the rest of it as I can make this happen
Haji Khalid : OK
Halit Ünalkaya : We’ll just go
Haji Khalid : five thousand six thousand scholars at that time
Halit Ünalkaya : He Haji Khalid : OK
Halit Ünalkaya : How do you work now if the rest would be returned , but at least $ 500 goes to 500 dollars
Haji Khalid : OK
Halit Ünalkaya : No, but we have something like it now, do not get permission , so I thought it a pity if you do not pity us , even from the other types , but would like to meet her , but now
Haji Khalid : They don t turn Pistachio Halit’çiğim
Halit Ünalkaya : Kilis Kilis
Haji Khalid : OK
Halit Ünalkaya : Tell Antep Pistachio
Haji Khalid : No Kilis better
Halit Ünalkaya : So, let’s ta rather we talked about the delivery of Kilis
Halit Ünalkaya : Give importance to something that you had either of these chemical medical glucose or looking to the following chemical Haji Khalid : Yes
Halit Ünalkaya : 10 tons it is important to now wanting to Haji Khalid : lol: I understood
Halit Ünalkaya : He is scheduled to arrive on it when guys kimyasaldaki
Haji Khalid : not yet believe that the reason is not yet there, the situation is very bad now, I told you not watched the news for her face yıkayamadım
Halit Ünalkaya : Allah is started ?
Haji Khalid : Yes began in Aleppo
Halit Ünalkaya : God help