Russia accuses Turkey of arming Islamic State

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Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.

Russia accuses Turkey of arming Islamic State


Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for explosive devices.

Russia's ambassador to the united Nations Vitaly Churkin said in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the devices "are being widely used to commit terrorist acts.”

Churkin has frequently circulated such letters. In April, he wrote to Ban Ki-moon and the UN that Islamic State (Daesh) militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year ...


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