- Monday, September 11, 2017 1:56 PM
Berlin, 11 September 2017 (MIA) - The German government has approved weapons exports to Turkey worth at least 25 million euros (30.1 million dollars) since the beginning of 2017, according to an Economy Ministry document seen by dpa.
Ninety-nine weapons deliveries worth at least 25.36 million euros were approved by the German government between January and August, according to the ministry's response to a freedom of information request from the opposition Green party.
The Economy Ministry's document fails to provide the value of two of the 99 transactions, meaning the value of the deliveries is likely to be higher.
"These transactions are continuing as usual, so Ankara is no longer taking threats from Berlin seriously," said Ozcan Mutlu, the Green party lawmaker who submitted the request.
The volume of weapons deliveries is significantly lower than during the same period last year, when 158 shipments worth a total of 69.3 million euros were approved, according to the document.
A number of German citizens have been caught up in a wave of arrest in the wake of a failed coup by a faction of the Turkish military last year, caused already-tense relations between Berlin and Ankara to reach an all-time low.
"The federal government needs to follow up its words with actions in order to protect German citizens in Turkey," said Mutlu. ik/13:55
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 9:24 PM | 2 Greek ex-ministers sue witnesses in pharma bribe case
Two former Greek government ministers have filed criminal lawsuits against witnesses who allegedly i...
- 8:18 PM | Ivanov: Macedonia expects Turkish support and lobbying for NATO accession
Unblocking of the integration processes is key for the long-term stability, security and progress of...
- 8:06 PM | Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin
Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate respo...
- 7:27 PM | Government adopts amendments to law on audio, audiovisual media services
Macedonia's government at its regular session on Tuesday adopted a draft bill for amending the law o...
- 7:09 PM | Government adopts strategy for public administration reform
The Government discussed and adopted Tuesday the Strategy for Public Administration Reform 2018-2022...