Syria: Turkey

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Turkey in its operations in Afrin; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

We cannot categorically state that UK weapons are not in use in Turkish military operations in Afrin, Northern Syria, but all decisions to approve export licenses are assessed rigorously against the Consolidated Criteria and according to the latest information available at that time. We keep our approach to all countries under continual review.

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