Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
In 1977, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Turkey supported a complete ban on chemical weapons.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Turkey emphasized the importance of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention and stated its commitment and its determination to contribute actively to the realization of the Convention’s aims.
There have been allegations of the use of chemical weapons by Turkey against the country’s Kurdish population; the use has not been verified and the allegations were denied by the Turkish Government.