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Sweden parliamentary parties demands halt to arms sales to Turkey

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 11, 2019
Following Turkey's military operation in Syria, five of Sweden's eight parliamentary parties demanded that Sweden's exports of military equipment to Turkey be stopped.
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"In a Turkey that is not only increasingly authoritarian but has also ramped up its machinery to carry out a large-scale invasion of a neighbouring country, Sweden should not export military equipment there," Liberals foreign policy spokesman Fredrik Malm told Swedish Radio.

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This sentiment was shared by Janine Alm-Ericsson, foreign policy spokeswoman for the Greens. The Liberals and the Left also demand that the government compel its fellow EU member states to pursue a comprehensive arms embargo against Turkey, Sputnik reported.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde called Turkey's actions "irresponsible", suggesting they constitute a violation of international law.


 

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