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UK to continue selling arms to Turkey but halts export licences

Christian Fernsby |
The UK will continue selling arms to Turkey but will not grant new export licences for weapons which might be used in military operations in Syria, the foreign secretary has said.

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Topics: TURKEY    ARMS    UK   

Dominic Raab told the Commons the UK would keep its exports to Turkey under "very careful and continual review".

The Turkish offensive, which began last week, aims to push Kurdish-led forces from the border region.

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the operation so far.

Meanwhile, at least 160,000 have fled the area, according to the UN.

The Turkish government wants to create a "safe zone" in the area, where it can resettle as many as two million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey.

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