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#UK 🇬🇧 has decided to lift restrictions on arms exports to #Turkey 🇹🇷. This is closely aligned with the on-going 🇬🇧🇹🇷🇮🇹 development of the #Eurofighter by BAE Systems for #Turkey 🇹🇷. #Italy 🇮🇹 #Spain 🇪🇸 #Germany 🇩🇪 may do the same soon, due to the 🇹🇷 Eurofighter production-links.
Some friends/colleagues and Twitter users texted questions on restrictions & wider problems, so here I clarify (I also speak on @trtworld next week):

1️⃣ UK 🇬🇧 has lifted its limited arms restrictions on Turkey 🇹🇷, but it’s not the first one to do so (others may follow) . . .
2️⃣ Why do arms restrictions exist in the first place? Some #EU 🇪🇺 members imposed limited restrictions on arms export licences to 🇹🇷, due to:
- #Eastmed tensions with 🇩🇪🇫🇷🇬🇷🇨🇾
- 🇹🇷 unilateral action in Syria, which could create more migration & positively impact Daesh . . .
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Strong Commitment to #NATO!

To sum up our many announcements during the past days and weeks, we have prepared this 🧵 to keep our followers up to date:
 
👉 Germany 🇩🇪 is the second largest troop contributor to @NATO after the USA!
 
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‼️ Germany’s contribution to the NRF and additional engagement to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank now comprises over 15,000 soldiers and is thus a major contribution to the Alliance.
 
👉 13,700 soldiers from the #Bundeswehr in the NATO Response Force (NRF).

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👉 Around 900 Germans in the enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Lithuania 🇱🇹. @BG_LTU_eFP
👉 Six #EUROFIGHTER combat aircraft for Air Policing South in Romania 🇷🇴.
👉 Corvette #ERFURT deployed to the Baltic Sea as part of SNMG 1. @COM_SNMG1

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At British taxpayer's expense

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ZZ330 RRR9831 flying into #Iraq + two Eurofighter minders

#NATO is so welcome that the bases are being bombed with just about anything the Iraqi's can get their hands on

Regular scheduled daily routes
#UK .gov bought 140 #Eurofighter aircraft; cost of £124 million each. The annual maintenance costs (contracted out to third party, not even maintained by RAF or other service engineers) is around £100 million annually

Two minders of ZZ330 - going where we shouldn't be

#IRAQ
This is how welcome #USA #BRITAIN and #NATO is in #Iraq

And the attacks on their highly fortified occupied #greenzone green zone continue every day since December

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#BREAKING: F-35A winner of #HXhanke program to replace Finnish F/A-18C/D Hornets. #turpo=#säkpol #F35
64 aircraft, weaponry suitable for Finnish scenario, all gate checks passed, budget within framework (including annual costs below set limit of 254 MEUR).
Front fuselage assembly in Finland for Finnish and global fleet.
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1/ Με συντονισμένες κινησεις οι χώρες του προγραμματος #Eurofighter αποσυρουν σταδιακά τον στόλο των αεροσκαφών Tranche 1 μετά από 2 δεκαετίες υπηρεσίας. Συνολικα έχουμε: 1) 15 #Αυστρια, 2) 33 #Γερμανια , 38/53 Αγγλια ενώ αγνωστη παραμένει η τυχη τους με #Ισπανια και #Ιταλία
2/ Με δεδομένη την εχθρότητα της Αυστρίας προς την #Τουρκια ειναι πολυ πιθανόν η #TuAF να προσπαθήσει να εξασφαλίσει μέρος αυτού του υπο αποσυρση στόλου από Γερμανία και Αγγλια ενώ δεν ειναι καθόλου απιθανη και μια συμφωνία και με #Ισπανια στο μέλλον.
3/Με τον τρόπο αυτο οι η #THK θα προσπαθήσει να μετριάσει την ελευση των 18 #Rafale στο οπλοστάσιο της Πολεμικής Αεροπορίας #HAF που κατα 95% θα φτάσουν τα 40 μέχρι το 2025. Τα Tranche 1 αεροσκαφη χωρις #AESA αλλα με ένα εξαιρετικο ρανταρ #Captor και με το #Typhoon
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With #HXChallenge about to wrap up, here's an overview of what we now know: #HXhanke #turpo=#säkpol
#Eurofighter (still prefer #Typhoon) is strongly pushing the European angle with most major European powers having a stake in the program. Total sovereignty over mission data was also a big deal, and the (re)newed focus on EW-capabilities was also promoted
The Eurofighter has a bunch of strong cards: the independence angle is a big deal for Finland, as is the large number of major operators (second only to F-35) and the fact that it is likely the premier #QRA platform of the lot.
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[Thread] Yesterday evening, the @Airbus Head of Public Affairs Germany threatened #ExtinctionRebellion to not get in his way. With 5 exclamation marks. 😲
Mr Reinhardt has more than 1000 followers on Twitter, so we felt a bit uneasy about this and wanted to know what exactly he was willing to do.
So we asked him if he just wanted to run us over with his company car or rather intended to use one of the weapon systems produced by @Airbus, like those #Eurofighter jets #Airbus is selling to #SaudiArabia. He said: "Whatever it takes."
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(1) "Neue politische Kultur" in der #EU?

Ösi Ex-Kanzler, z.Zt. in #Israel, richtet über #Medien in #Deutschland Rücktrittsgesuch an amtierenden Kanzler #Kurz in #Österreich aus...

Kannst dir nicht ausdenken. Ist wie stille Post.
(2) Es ist doch immer schön, wenn sich der Ex Kanzler #Österreich's "bei einem Kaffee" mit Isreals Präsi Rivlin besprechen kann. Im Schatten seines Ex-'Wahlkrampfberaters' #Silberstein's?
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(3) zur Erinnerung: #Kern schleuste 2015 als #ÖBB Zampano in trautem Einklang mit #Merkel knapp 100.000 Aus/Einwanderer durch #Österreich & wurde danach z.Kanzler gekrönt. Jemand anderer würde dafür wg."massenhafter Einschleusung" 10 Jahre ausfassen...

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