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Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy that no further arms will be supplied to Turkey until the present difficulties in Cyprus are resolved.

Her Majesty's Government will continue to consider all applications for arms sales to Turkey individually and on their merits. The relevance of any request to Turkey's ability to discharge her obligations toward NATO defence, the situation in Cyprus and the continuing unsatisfactory position of British residents in the Turkish-held part of the island are factors which are taken into account. We shall review our policy if there is a serious threat of renewed fighting in Cyprus. We are also prepared to consider Greek applications for arms sales.