EU countries stop short of arms embargo for Turkey

Reuters | Oct 14, 2019 at 12:10 PM

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 14 (Reuters) - European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey, but stopped short of the EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.

The European Council, the grouping of the EU's 28 governments, said in a statement that Turkey's military action in northern Syria had "dramatic consequences" and noted that some EU countries had halted arms exports.