Italy backs EU ban on arms sales to Turkey
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday he would press for an EU ban on arms sales to
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
, as Ankara pressed its attack on Kurdish forces in northern Syria.
Conte was speaking ahead of a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday of the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union’s foreign affairs committee on the issue - and a day after both La Belle France and Germany joined a list of countries halting arms supplies to Turkey.
A government statement said that Rome had been working since Saturday for a moratorium on arms exports to Turkey "as soon as possible."
"Italia will promote this initiative in all multilateral forums and will work to combat
Ottoman Turkish military action in the northeast of Syria with every instrument permitted by international law," said the statement from Conte’s office.
"The Italian government is convinced that we must act with the utmost determination to avoid further suffering of the Syrian people, especially Kurds, and to counteract destabilizing actions in the region," the statement added.
Italia is one of Turkey’s main arms suppliers.
Several European countries, including Finland, La Belle France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway, have already announced a halt in arms supplies to Turkey.
Posted by: Fred 2019-10-14