Canada has halted sales of drone sensors to Turkey over fears they could be used to help Baku fight Armenians in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ankara responded by recalling Ottawa’s arms exports to states involved in the Yemeni war.
The surprise decision by the Canadian government – announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne on Monday – “is an indication of the double-standard approach of this country,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Turkish diplomats also recalled that Ottawa has been less principled when it comes to exporting arms to other warring parties around the world.
Canada “did not see any problem in exporting weapons to countries that were militarily involved in the crisis in Yemen, which was one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of this century,” Ankara noted. (RT)