Turkey has expressed its disappointment with European nations’ move of imposing arms embargo against Turkey for its Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish forces in Syria.
“Some Western countries have imposed arms embargo on Turkey due to its military offensive into Syria. Even in a multinational project like the A400M, restrictions have been placed,” Ismail Demir, President of Turkish Defense Industry, was quoted as saying by
Turkey and Airbus kick-started a project to retrofit A400M planes in October of this year. The A400Ms have been developed for seven European NATO nations: Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, and Turkey.
Cahit Turhan, Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister, had said that European Airbus was expected to invest around $2.5 billion in Turkey in 2020, a figure he thought, would jump to $5 billion by 2030.
“They did not officially recognize any sanctions, but Turkey has seen a slowdown in demands, the extension of deadlines, and attitude of rejection by some companies for the delivery of some equipment,” Demir added.
In what appears to be preparation for a large scale attack by missiles and drones, Russia has deployed more than 30 Pantsir-S air defence systems which can detect and attack low-flying hostile projectiles. To date, [in service with the Syrian Arab Army] more than 30 anti-aircraft missile-cannon Pantsir-S systems have been deployed in Syria
The US is reportedly probing to check if Turkey violated norms on the usage of US-made weapons and military equipment during Turkish-led incursion targeting Americas Kurdish allies in Syria, dubbed “Operation Peace Spring.” "Consistent with our end-use monitoring agreements, the US always investigates credible allegations," Pentagon spokesperson Lt
Russia is reportedly planning to lease a new military airbase in Qamishli city, north-eastern Syria, adjoining Turkish city of Nusaybin. Syrias
Leader of Syrian Democratic Force (SDC) has reportedly asked the Pentagon to block the usage of Turkish military drones over Syrian air space. Ilham Ahmed, the head of the SDC, said that the Kurds would hold the Pentagon responsible for Turkish war crimes if they did nothing to guarantee protection from the air, reports
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