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PREMIUM: L3Harris WESCAM in the spotlight as Canada freezes arms exports to Turkey

13th October 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Toronto

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Equipment export suspension closes off one of the Canadian defence industry's most lucrative markets

Canadian defence equipment exports to Turkey have been suspended amid support from Ankara for Azerbaijan in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced the ban on 5 October amid the escalating conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, in which Turkey is providing materiel support for Azerbaijan.

Champagne added that the government ...

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