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Arms Trade: Turkey

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

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many extant (a) single individual export licences and (b) open individual export licences there are for which the end-user is Turkey; and if she will make it her policy to suspend them.

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

As of 25 October, there are a) 504 Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) [of which 331 include military rated items] and; b) 95 Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) [of which 64 include military rated items] that are extant for which Turkey is the end user.

We continue to monitor 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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