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  Elul 22, 5777 , 13/09/17

Merkel rules out total ban on arms exports to Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday rejected a total ban on arms exports to Turkey, saying such sales had already been restricted somewhat, but stressing Turkey remains a key ally in the fight against Islamic State.

Merkel’s comments came a day after Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Germany had put most arms exports to Turkey on hold due to the deteriorating human rights situation in the country and increasingly strained ties.

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