Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on arms exports to Turkey

13.10.2019 - Interview

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gave the following statement today (13 October) to the weekly newspaper „Bild am Sonntag“:

The German Government has already taken a very restrictive line on arms exports since 2016 and in particular since the Turkish military campaign in Afrin at the start of 2018. In view of the Turkish military offensive in northeast Syria, the German Government will not grant new export licences for any arms that could be used by Turkey in Syria.


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