The Inspectorate for Strategic Products (ISP) has announced the lifting of a three-year-old embargo on arms exports to Turkey, as the Nordic country moves to join NATO, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.
ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 30, 2022) The Swedish Inspectorate for Strategic Products (ISP) has announced the lifting of a three-year-old embargo on arms exports to Turkey, as the Nordic country is on the way to joining NATO, the Turkish the Anadolu news agency on Friday.
Due to the new circumstances of the defense and security policy, the ISP granted permission for additional deliveries from the Swedish defense industry to Turkey, the authority said, adding that this permission applies to military electronic equipment, software and technical assistance.
On May 18, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to join the alliance to NATO’s secretary general amid Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. Turkey, a NATO member for over 70 years, opposed the membership bids, condemning both states for supporting terrorist groups and Sweden’s ban on arms exports to Ankara.
On June 29, Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a security memorandum, which took into account all of Ankara’s concerns. Turkey, in turn, withdrew its objections to the two European countries’ entry into NATO.