Hull Lib Dems: Govt must ban arms sales to Turkey

Today, the Liberal Democrats have called on the Conservative Government to ban all arm sales to Turkey. In Hull today hundreds have taken to protesting against the incursion of Turkish military into North Syria.

Cllr Jack Haines, Boothferry Ward, expressed his sympathies on the matter:

“Here in Hull, the Lib Dem group have heard the voices of many residents who exercised their right to protest today against the incursion of the Turkish military.

“War causes a great deal of destruction and many of the people here today, in Hull protesting, were forced out of their home country as a last resort to escape the violence. It is hard for us to imagine, but it is a stark reality of the life of many of these people.

“If we don’t ban the arms sales to Turkey and challenge the Turkish government’s actions in Syria, then I can only foresee more people fleeing increasing levels of violence and larger protests in Hull similar to this in the future.”

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