Germany has approved the dispatch of weapons to Turkey despite the Turkish invasion of Syria for more than 25 million euros, the German Ministry of Economic Affairs replied to a question from the left.
The Angela Merkel government has reported that in the nine and a half months that have passed since the incident from October 9, 2019 to July 22, 2020, it approved arms deliveries to Turkey worth 25.9 million euros. However, he assured that there were no weapons of war.
Turkish troops stormed northern Syria to fight the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) militia, which Ankara sees as a Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
Germany then imposed a partial ban on arms exports to Turkey, which only applied to weapons and other military equipment that could be used in the Syrian civil war.