Trudeau Government Suspends Weapons Sales To Turkey, Yet Continues Selling To Saudi Arabia

Move takes place as Turkish offensive accelerates.

The Trudeau government has ended weapon sales to Turkey, as the Turkish operation in Syria against Kurdish forces continues.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada criticized the Turkish offensive:

“This unilateral action risks undermining the stability of an already fragile region, exacerbating the humanitarian situation and rolling back progress achieved by the Global Coalition Against Daesh, of which Turkey is a member. We call for the protection of civilians and on all parties to respect their obligations under international law, including unhindered access for humanitarian aid.”

Export permits of weapons to Turkey – a member of NATO – have been ‘temporarily’ suspended.

Notably, the Trudeau government continues selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

While I don’t often agree with NDP MP Niki Ashton, she rightfully called out the hypocrisy:

“Great. Now do Saudi Arabia.”

Worst of all in all this is the fact that the Trudeau government has no problem selling weapons around the world, yet our own military is totally depleted and our own country is almost totally undefended.

Spencer Fernando

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As noted in the South American news, it is scarier yet as now Russia/China are stepping in even more so in Syria and Turkey, as the USA has stepped out, and the USA is raising tariffs on Turkey, and that the UN is ignoring all of it? So does this mean Canada is supporting the Russian supported Syria or the now Russian supported Turkey, who are buying better Russian/Chinese weapons instead. We will never know what the whole truth is. But Canada needs to be ready asap, for what looks like will be happening around the world. Our fake lefty… Read more »

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Turkey wants to kill all the Kurds.We must remember what they did to Armenians,and they have always denied genocide.I have respect for Kurds they have put their life on the line to prevent ISIS. to spred their wings.USA have used Kurds to do the dirty work.What a turn around for USA what un anreliable broker.

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Flexible double standards are a hallmark of the Liberal government.

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What do you expect from a part time drama instructor ???