Turkey will buy and sell weapons in London this September

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Why Kurdish solidarity activists must oppose the DSEI arms fair

“Every bomb that is dropped, every bullet that is fired in the name of this war of terror, has to be made somewhere. And wherever that is, it can be resisted.” – Campaign group Smash EDO

2a76dc7196389c55581aa2fafd389285The war in Kurdistan starts in London

Every two years, the Excel Centre at London Docklands hosts the world’s biggest arms fair, showcasing military and surveillance equipment and technology for air, land, sea and cyberspace. Many of the world’s most oppressive regimes, including Turkey, go there to make deals which ultimately cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International), known to protesters as “dicey”, last took place in September 2015, and featured 1,500 arms exhibitors from around 40 different countries, exhibiting everything from sniper rifles, missiles and tanks to fighter jets, helicopters and warships to riot control equipment and surveillance…

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