ANKARA (Sputnik) — The weapons that Germany sells to Turkey are used in Ankara’s military campaign against the Kurds in the southeast of the country, lawmaker from Germany’s Left Party Sevim Dagdelen told Sputnik Turkey.
"Most of the weapons used in Ankara’s operation in southeastern Turkey come from Germany … These weapons are used against the Kurds, but Germany simply turns a blind eye to this," Dagdelen said in the interview.
According to the lawmaker, Europe "bows the head in front of Erdogan's dictatorship" in fears that Turkey might back out of its migrant deal with the European Union.
"This will last until the number of refugees [trying to reach Europe] decreases," Dagdelen said.
The EU-Turkey migrant deal stipulates sending all irregular migrants coming ashore in Greece back to Turkey in a bid to stem the migrant inflow to the bloc. In return, Ankara was promised political concessions and relocation of Syrian refugees from its border refugee camps.