Russia said that Turkish companies provide the Takfiri group, ISIL, with components for homemade explosive devices. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaliy Churkin, sent an official letter to the Secretary General of the global organization, where he listed all the companies. He enlisted such companies as Gültaş Kimya, Marikem Kimyevi Ve Endüstriyel Ürünler, Metkim, EKM Gübre, and Diversey Kimya.
Namely these companies supplied the ISIL with aluminum powder, ammonia nitrate, granulated car amide and hydrogen peroxide. “Analysis of the main chemical components of the explosive compositions which were retaken from the Islamists near the cities of Tikrit, Iraq, and Kobani, Syria, as well as further identification of the producing companies showed that they were either made in Turkey or supplied there without right of reexport,” Vitaliy Churkin pointed out. “These facts demonstrate that the Turkish authorities are deliberately involved in Daesh activity, as they are providing access to components for improvised explosive devices that are being widely used to commit terrorist acts,” the Russian envoy said referring to ISIL. A Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman referred to the letter as “the most recent example of Russia’s propaganda campaign against Turkey, and as such it cannot be taken seriously.” Turkey has on multiple occasions been accused of aiding and abetting militant groups operating in Syria with reports saying that Ankara actively trains and arms Takfiri militants there, and facilitates their safe passage into the Arab country. Ankara has also been accused of buying smuggled oil from ISIL.