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German party "Left": the German government approved the sale of weapons to Turkey, despite the ban

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Representatives of the German party "Left" sent a request to the Ministry of Economics of the Federal Republic of Germany for an explanation of the situation in which trade continues weapons with Turkey. The request was sent after information appeared that, despite the current embargo after Turkey entered its troops in Syria, arms sales to Ankara continued.


The German Ministry of Economy, in response to a request from the Die Linke party, acknowledged that the federal government from October 9, 2019 to July 22, 2020, approved military-technical deals with Turkey for a total of almost 26 million euros. This is less than usual for trade between Germany and Turkey in the military-industrial complex, but the whole point is that we can talk about an actual violation of the embargo regime.

German parliamentarians from the above-mentioned faction note that the cabinet of ministers of Angela Merkel called the entry of Turkish troops into the SAR an invasion violating international norms, advocated limiting contacts with Ankara in the military-technical sphere, but, as it turns out, at the same time approved the supply of weapons to the Turkish army ... What specific weapons are in question has not yet been reported.

From the "Left" party:

We demand a complete halt to the export of weapons to Turkey, since the weapons acquired since October last year could have been used by the Turkish army after the invasion of Syria. We also call to account the German federal government, which is deceiving the German people, stating that it does not approve of the supply of weapons to the Turkish side, as they can use these weapons during the Syrian conflict.
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Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Turkey
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  1. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 3 August 2020 11: 05 New
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    Germany continues to support terrorism sponsored by the Turks in the Middle East, well, the Germans wait for a new wave of migration and do not cry later, the wind that sows will reap the storm.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 3 August 2020 11: 11 New
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      The German government approved the sale of weapons to Turkey,

      Business, nothing personal .... To help the S-400. winked
      1. Fedor Sokolov
        Fedor Sokolov 3 August 2020 11: 19 New
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        Don't la la! The S-400 is not an offensive weapon capable of changing the alignment of forces, while the FRG supplies the Turks with shells for tanks and howitzers, small arms and ammunition for them, which then end up in the so-called "moderates".
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 3 August 2020 11: 26 New
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          Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
          The S-400 is not an offensive weapon ...

          Even defensive weapons have their "offensive" functions. For example, conducting an offensive operation with massive air support is much "quieter" when your own rear is under a reliable S-400 umbrella.
        2. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 3 August 2020 11: 46 New
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          Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
          The S-400 is not an offensive weapon,

          Any weapon has one goal - the destruction of the enemy!
        3. alpamys
          alpamys 3 August 2020 13: 09 New
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          Quote: Fedor Sokolov
          Don't la la! The S-400 is not an offensive weapon capable of changing the alignment of forces, while the FRG supplies the Turks with shells for tanks and howitzers, small arms and ammunition for them, which then end up in the so-called "moderates".

          and rightly so, the Russians can be sold, but why not the Germans?
        4. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 3 August 2020 14: 38 New
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          Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
          Don't la la!

          What kind of weapons are the Stingers? If a fighter is shot down - defensive, and a peaceful Boeing - offensive? So ?
        5. Nikanet
          Nikanet 3 August 2020 15: 49 New
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          And the Germans also offered the Su-57,35 to the Turks? wink
    2. Doctor
      Doctor 3 August 2020 11: 44 New
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      Germany continues to support terrorism sponsored by the Turks in the Middle East, well, the Germans wait for a new wave of migration and do not cry later, the wind that sows will reap the storm.

      Germany and Turkey have been strategic partners for centuries, this migration began in 1731 when the Duke of Courland introduced 20 Turkish Guards to King Frederick William I.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 August 2020 11: 14 New
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    Everybody sells weapons. And if somewhere, in parties, they decide who to trade and who does not - their concern and their problems.
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 3 August 2020 11: 43 New
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    The coronavirus crisis has changed many rules, now they do not refuse money
  4. knn54
    knn54 3 August 2020 11: 51 New
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    Germany is Turkey's main trading partner and investor. The Germans are "concerned" with Turkey's security problems. Just like 100 (and a half) years ago, during the Armenian Genocide, when the Kaiser's ambassador called "it" a fight against terrorism.
  5. Operator
    Operator 3 August 2020 12: 04 New
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    Gerontocratarsha Angela in action: bartering weapons for refugees laughing
  6. Livonetc
    Livonetc 3 August 2020 13: 14 New
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    Quote: Operator
    Gerontocratarsha Angela in action: bartering weapons for refugees laughing

    Not really understood the first term of the post.
    If we are talking about age, then Angela is 66 years old.
    Well, for example, the President of the Russian Federation is 67 years old.
    Or is it a question of the term of office of chancellor?