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Germany’s Leopard Tanks Embargo on Turkey may make tanks “disposable”

Leopard tanks in Turkish Military’s inventory may become ‘disposable’ in conflict and operations if Germany decide to apply embargo on Turkey, daily Cumhuriyet reported.

The conflict between Turkey and Germany turned into an issue on whether the arms embargo should be apply to Turkey or not.  The problem had occurred recently after the Euphrates Shield Operation in Saurian territory. Turkish army’s Leopard tanks took damages during the operations and at first, Germany rejected to supply spare parts of these tanks. It can be said that it’s also about upcoming elections in Germany too.

Turkey also needs German army industries supplies to start its native tank named “ALTAY” production because German tank industries engines planned to use in productions of these tanks. This attitude toward applying armory embargo not only affects both countries relations especially as an allies in NATO but also will affect German’s financial gains on this project.

This decision about applying armory embargo on Turkey has been revealed before when the operation in Syria finished. In this condition Leopard tanks in Turkish Military’s inventory may become “disposable weapons”.  This problem will be solved, or won’t according to German elections results as the two main opposite politicians support different ideas on applying this kind of embargo on Turkey.

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