UK sold Turkey £330m worth of arms since 2015

How much of this ended up in the hands of daesh/IS?

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

The UK government has sold Turkey £330 million worth of arms since 2015 newly published export statistics have revealed.

According to a report in the Guardian, Turkey, “is on the Department for International Trade’s list of “priority markets” for arms exports. But the sales come amid mounting concerns about the abuse of human rights.”

Commenting on the crackdown on opposition forces following the July coup attempt, Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade has said, “the political situation in Turkey is unstable, and the crackdown has meant that the repression is getting even worse. This should be a time for caution and the promotion of human rights, not arms sales. The government is always telling us how rigorous its arms export criteria supposedly are, yet it continues to arm and support repressive governments across the world. The aftermath of the coup attempt has seen an erosion of democracy in Turkey, and Whitehall should not…

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