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Turkey arms sales rise amid tensions

The value of arms exports from Turkey has risen tenfold over the past decade. But there are concerns that the weapons could be used against civilians, as Jeremy Howell reports.

The value of arms exports from Turkey has risen tenfold over the past decade.

Newly-designed tanks and helicopters are sold mostly to Middle Eastern governments.

But what guarantees are there that weapons they have sold to powers such as Egypt and Bahrain will not be used on civilian populations?

Jeremy Howell reports.

  • 14 Sep
  • From the section Europe