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France says suspends weapons sales to Turkey

Reuters | Updated: 13-10-2019 00:53 IST | Created: 13-10-2019 00:52 IST
France says suspends weapons sales to Turkey
"In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has decided to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in this offensive. This decision is with immediate effect," a joint statement from the foreign and defense ministries said. Image Credit: Flickr / Ajith Kumar

France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security.

"In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has decided to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in this offensive. This decision is with immediate effect," a joint statement from the foreign and defense ministries said.

It said that the European Union foreign ministers would coordinate their position on Monday at a meeting in Luxembourg.


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