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Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. © Brendan McDermid Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. © Brendan McDermid / Reuters

In UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the envoy says analysis of chemical components of explosives recovered in Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) liberated areas of Iraq’s Tikrit and the Syrian city of Kobani, implicate Turkish companies.

Components found in the explosives, Churkin wrote, “indicate that they were either manufactured in Turkey or delivered to that country without the right of re-export.”

The composition of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) included the use of aluminum powder, ammonium nitrate, granulated carbamide and hydrogen peroxide that were produced by Turkish firms “Gultas Kimya” , “Marikem Kimyevi Ve Endüstriyel Ürünler”, “Diversey Kimya”, “Metkim”, and “EKM Gubre”.

Churkin specifically noted a sevenfold export increase from Turkey to Syria of…

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