Canada suspends news arms sales to Turkey amid Syrian military operation
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 16, ARMENPRESS. The Canadian authorities made a decision to temporarily suspend the supply of weapons to Turkey due to Ankara’s ongoing military operations in Syria, the Canadian foreign ministry said in a statement.
According to the Canadian foreign ministry, the Turkish operations in Syria violate the regional stability. Therefore, the country decided to temporarily suspend new export permits to Turkey, particularly of military equipment.
On October 9 Turkish forces launched an offensive in Syria’s north-east.
The Armenian foreign ministry released a statement noting that Armenia condemns the military invasion by Turkey in north-east Syria, which would lead to deterioration of regional security, losses among civilians, mass displacement and eventually to a new humanitarian crisis.
The international community also condemned Ankara’s actions in Syria.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan