Canada halts switch of drone know-how to Turkey over Karabakh War


Canada’s overseas minister Francois-Philippe Champagne on Monday mentioned he has suspended export permits to NATO ally Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan within the battle with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Champagne added he had instructed officers to research claims that Canadian drone know-how is getting used within the combating. The move follows reviews that Ankara has deployed dozens of unmanned plane in fight in opposition to Armenian forces within the area. Morocco has additionally introduced a boycott of Turkish items over the battle.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been a part of the Soviet Union and have been concerned in a territorial battle since gaining independence throughout the 1990s. The essential problem is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however managed by ethnic Armenians.
The combating over Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27. Each facet has accused the opposite of concentrating on civilians. Both sides have rejected talks and ignored rising worldwide requires a ceasefire.
Turkey, which has navy cooperation offers with Azerbaijan, accused Canada of making obstacles regarding the export of navy gear to Turkey “in a way that does not comply with the spirit of alliance”: “Our expectation from Canada, is to lead a policy that stays away from double standards, to act without falling under the influence of anti-Turkish groups in the country and without being trapped by narrow political interests”, Turkey’s overseas ministry mentioned.
According to figures by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly, Turkey’s navy exports to its ally Azerbaijan have risen six-fold earlier than the combating over Nagorno-Karabakh broke out.