Thursday, January 25, 2018

Germany Suspends Arms Deliveries to Turkey Over Afrin "Operation"/invasion

Leopard tanks
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has expressed the country's concern over Ankara's ongoing operation in Afrin and revealed the decision to halt sypplying Turkey with German-built Leopard tanks, according to Spiegel.

German government's spokesperson confirmed the report by Spiegel which stated that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel reached an agreement that only a possible new government formed by a coalition of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and and Social Democrats (SPD) should decide on any arms deliveries to Turkey.

Berlin is freezing the modernization of the Turkish military’s Leopard tanks, a government spokesperson has confirmed, Reuters reports.

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