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Turkey: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 15431, tabled on 14 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the use of UK arms exported to Turkey; and whether he plans to review the licensing of such exports.

Answered on

22 June 2021

The UK Government takes its export control responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. We consider all export applications thoroughly against a strict risk assessment framework and keep all licences under careful and continual review as standard. HM Government will not grant an export licence if to do so would be inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.