Arms Trade: Turkey

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL Deb, col 25), when they expect to complete the review of arms export licences to Turkey.

Photo of The Earl of Courtown The Earl of Courtown Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

The Government is keeping defence exports to Turkey under careful and continual review. We are monitoring the situation in Syria very closely and are 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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