Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

UK refuses to join EU arms ban on Turkey
euobserver ^ | October 15, 2019

Posted on 10/15/2019 8:17:38 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The UK will not join other European countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland in halting selling arms to Turkey after its invasion in Syria, the Independent reports. The UK was initially also against an EU condemnation of Turkey's military attack, but later agreed to the EU's unanimous position. Because of the UK's refusal to a European arms ban, the EU agreed on stopping arms sales unilaterally.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; borisjohnson; brexit; brexitparty; erdogan; europeanunion; finland; france; germany; kurdistan; nato; netherlands; nigelfarage; putinsbuttboys; receptayyiperdogan; russia; syria; turkey; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 10/15/2019 8:17:38 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

And yet all their newspapers are condemning Trump’s withdrawal. Can we spell “hypocrite”?


2 posted on 10/15/2019 8:19:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
(from the article): " The UK was initially also against an EU condemnation
of Turkey's military attack,.."

Behold the islamic influence in the UK !
A nation transformed through immigrants..

3 posted on 10/15/2019 8:35:05 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The British Empire has kept the ottoman empire alive for centuries and it is an evil thing that they do.


4 posted on 10/15/2019 8:35:11 AM PDT by wildcard_redneck (If the Trump Administration doesn't prosecute the coup plotters he loses the election in 2020)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I think the U.K. has been bought by Middle East interests. The U.K. is likely broke.


5 posted on 10/15/2019 8:45:57 AM PDT by Wuli
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I guess the U.K. hates how all the current events remind the world how the U.K. reneged on their promise to recognize the Kurds in their own state when it defeated and dismantled the Ottoman Empire; placing its own selected Middle East cronies as the heads of state of the newly demarcated (by the Brits and the French) “nations” they created; recognizing the right to “self determination” to everyone but the Kurds.

Yes, the U.K. does not what its own hand in creating the current mess in the Middle East brought up. So it must join with Turkey in pretending the status quo was “natural” all along. Turkey alone could call the U.K. a hypocrite if it didn’t.

Who runs the U.K. today. Maybe it’s really run by the Muslim Brotherhood.


6 posted on 10/15/2019 8:54:19 AM PDT by Wuli
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

And they’re not reporting an EU ban on selling arms to Turkey! Why not? Is it because Orange Man bad?


7 posted on 10/15/2019 9:13:07 AM PDT by gr8eman (Stupid should hurt!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

What like the Guardian? Most of the newspapers hate Trump AND Johnson. They are pro globalist and anti patriot.


8 posted on 10/15/2019 10:31:44 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
IOW, up yours, EU, hope you enjoy trying to enforce your stupid Irish Sea "customs line". Thanks LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget.

9 posted on 10/15/2019 12:36:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Think BAE Systems.

They have large contracts with the Turkish NATOmilitary.

BAE Systems has the contract for making all American High explosives RDX and such


10 posted on 10/15/2019 12:44:58 PM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wildcard_redneck

The Americans carried on the policy of keeping it alive by getting Turkey into NATO and for the same reason, keeping the Russians in check. This is what great powers do, they secure their own perceived interests and if they have to shaft lesser peoples or countries to do that, well, that’s just tough, neither the British Empire nor the American hegemon was or is any different.


11 posted on 10/15/2019 2:48:16 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

Newspapers say one thing, governments another and the people yet another. It wouldn’t be nice to judge the USA by what the new York times posted!!


12 posted on 10/15/2019 9:11:41 PM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Well, Prime minister Boris Johnson grandfather was a Turkish Pasha


13 posted on 10/15/2019 9:12:33 PM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: wildcard_redneck

Historically speaking you are right. The Ottomans would have been gone by 1820 and Constantinople would be Christians again if not for the UK playing games


14 posted on 10/15/2019 9:14:17 PM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson