An angry reaction from Ankara to German restrictions on military exports has further stoked tensions between the NATO allies.
Berlin has rejected at least ten applications for arms transfers to Turkey in recent months amid politicians’ fears the weapons could be used on Turkish citizens.
Turkey’s Defence Minister, Fikri Işık, was scathing in his response.
“We expect to see common sense from Germany. Unfortunately, while we see German guns in the hands of terrorists, Germany is ignoring this and is seeming to put restrictions on Turkish weapons demands. This is unacceptable.”
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