Stockholm, October 1 (SocialNews.XYZ) Swedish companies have been granted export permits for the sale of military equipment to Turkey, the country’s Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP) has announced.
The granting of export permits is part of Sweden’s agreement with Turkey in the negotiations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Xinhua news agency reported.
The permits apply to all products affected by arms export legislation, which include electronic equipment, software and technical assistance.
All shipments of military products to Turkey were halted in 2019 due to its military operation against Syria’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers a terrorist group.
Sweden applied together with Finland to join NATO in mid-May. Turkey, already a member of the military alliance, protested Swedish and Finnish ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syria’s YPG. Ankara has also expressed dissatisfaction with the Swedish arms embargo against Turkey.
Turkey and Hungary are the two remaining countries among NATO’s current 30 member states that have not yet formally approved Sweden’s and Finland’s bid to join the military alliance.