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EU fails to agree on arms embargo on Turkey

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — European Union member states vowed on Monday to suspend arms exports to Turkey, but stopped short of a comprehensive bloc ban on arms sales as Germany and France sought.

The European Council said in a statement that the Turkish military operation in northern Syria had “serious consequences” and noted that some EU countries had stopped arms exports.

“The member states are committed to taking strong national positions on their policies on arms exports to Turkey,” EU foreign ministers said after a meeting in Luxembourg.

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