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Arms Trade: Turkey

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a suspension of arms sales to Turkey as a result of Turkish operations in northern Syria; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The Government continues to monitor the situation in Syria very closely and is considering the licensing position in the light of recent developments. No further export licences to Turkey for items which might be used in military operations in Syria will be granted while we do so.

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