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Canada drops weapons export controls for Turkey, including for drone equipment

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Canada on Monday said it had dropped export controls to Turkey for certain types of weapons.

Canada has decided to ease restrictions towards Ankara © Mena Today 

Canada on Monday said it had dropped export controls to Turkey for certain types of weapons, including drone optical technology, according to a notice posted online, saying that from now on it would review all exports on a case-by-case basis. 

Canada suspended drone technology sales to Turkey, a fellow member of NATO, in 2020 after concluding its optical equipment attached to Turkish-made drones had been used by Azerbaijan while fighting ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno Karabakh, an enclave Baku has since retaken.

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