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Canada suspending arms exports to Turkey amid Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said he is suspending the permits pending an investigation.

Canada has halted arms exports to Turkey while it investigates whether the drone technology was improperly used by Azerbaijan’s forces during ongoing clashes with Armenia, the Canadian foreign minister said Monday.

"In line with Canada's robust export control regime and due to the ongoing hostilities, I have suspended the relevant export permits to Turkey so as to allow time to further assess the situation," Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a statement.

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