France and Germany refused to sell arms to Turkey

Relations between Turkey and its European partners in NATO continue to deteriorate. Today, Ankara’s membership in the North Atlantic Alliance is more a formality than reflects the real state of things.

Two leading EU countries at once - Germany and France, refused to supply arms to Turkey.

As a reason for this decision, concern about the operation that began in northern Syria, which the Turkish army launched against the Kurdish formations of the SDS, was voiced.

At the same time, it is worth noting that arms deliveries to Turkey make up a third of all German arms exports: according to 2018 data, Berlin supplied Ankara with arms for 242,8 million euros with a total export volume of 770,8 million euros.

The impression is being made, and it will probably be close to the truth that Germany and France have not counted on Turkey as a NATO partner for a long time, and there is very little left until the moment when Ankara’s withdrawal from the alliance is documented.

Recall that in September 2017, the Bundeswehr withdrew its last troops from the Turkish Incirlik base after the Turkish government refused to allow German parliamentarians to the base to familiarize themselves with the conditions in which German soldiers live.

The aggravation in relations between Turkey and the countries of Europe occurred after an unsuccessful attempt at a military coup in Ankara, which was carried out by pro-American forces with the tacit consent of the Europeans.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 13 October 2019 15: 47
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    As long as Erdogan is friends with Putin, Turkey will not have problems with weapons. Get a loan.
    1. gorenina91 Offline
      gorenina91 (Irina) 13 October 2019 16: 17
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      - Yes exactly...
      - Turkey itself produces a lot of weapons ... - And it produces its tanks; artillery and missile launchers; ... and the American F-16s easily assemble ... - And then Russia ... - it could throw up weapons for free ... - give Turkey a loan to buy Russian weapons, i.e. - he will buy his own weapons from himself for the supply of these weapons to Turkey .., and then simply “forget” about the Turkish duty ...
  2. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 14 October 2019 07: 39
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    All hands in favor of Russia good
    Arms deliveries to Turkey will increase in the near future, and not only to Turkey.
    At the same time, other buyers of European weapons intensely "scratch turnips." India will think three times, and whether it is worth contacting the “Rafals”, the story with the “Mistrals” has not yet been forgotten. Strange and unreliable European suppliers, there’s not enough to buy from them, you just have to do what they like sad Such conditions will not suit everyone.
    At this time, the Kurds are "ripening" to seek help from Russia. A little more - and a decent piece of "Zaefraty" will fall under the control of Syria. And mind you - without a fight, with almost no effort. Assad will also “wander”, they say - persuade me, otherwise I won’t accept it.
    Well, and the third point, the wedge into NATO’s “orderly ranks” is driven in simply by a sledgehammer. To split off the second largest army (after the USA) from this "flock of comrades" is worth a lot.
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 14 October 2019 12: 08
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    The process has already begun.

    Units of the Syrian Republican Guard entered Manbij, Kobani and Tabka