The Middle East increased its arms imports by 25 percent while global demand receded from 2016 to 2020, for the first time in more than a decade.
Turkish defence giant ASELSAN’s revenue increased last year by 24 percent, reaching $2.23 billion, as the company signed export contracts worth over $450 million.
French-manufactured rubber bullets, tear gas grenades and launchers have been used repeatedly since the start of an unprecedented anti-government protest movement in October 2019, according to the rights group.
In light of 2023 vision for advancing defence technology and capacity, Turkey has increased its arms exports by 170 percent in four years, according to SIPRI.
The UN calls the situation in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. With 24 million people facing starvation and famine and at least 65,000 killed, the Saudi-led coalition continues to fuel the war.
Since the beginning of the fight against Daesh, the US has sent 909 trucks of heavy weaponry to the YPG
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