Arms deliveries to Turkey: This is not a scandal

It sounds like a contradiction, but it is not. The Federal government had imposed last October against Turkey as a result of the invasion in the North of Syria,

Arms deliveries to Turkey: This is not a scandal

It sounds like a contradiction, but it is not. The Federal government had imposed last October against Turkey as a result of the invasion in the North of Syria, a delivery-stop for armaments. The Nato-partners is ranked nevertheless, 2019 at the head of the buyer of German military equipment: As of the Export of the sector in the amount of 823 million euros in military equipment to the value of 345 million euros to Turkey. Even in 2018, it was similar. At that time the Turkey took off for 243 million Euro war goods from Germany; of the total Export amounted to 771 million Euro.

is Obviously observed, nevertheless, the supply stop for armaments, which could be used in Northern Syria, about tanks or artillery. The delivery stop was also justified. Because the fear is that the invasion of Turkey populated in the predominantly Kurds – and, until then, stable – new create reasons for Flight.

From the document of the Federal Ministry of economy for the export of military equipment in the past year, but it is clear also that it was in the case of the 2019 Turkey supplied weapons to only order goods from the “Maritime area”. More than ten years ago, Turkey had ordered in Germany, six conventional hunting U-boats of type 214. The delivery was approved in 2009, a Hermes guarantee of over € 2.5 billion has been issued. The delivery of U-boot has a very long lead time.

Now, in Germany, which had been ordered a long time ago, and approved. The company Thyssenkrupp Maritime Systems builds the U-boats now in Turkey. In the coming years, the U-drive-boats for the German arms exports to Turkey up. Thus, Germany does not adhere to agreements, but violates the due Syria imposed a delivery stop.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 06:20

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