The leader of the Turkish opposition left-wing HDP party, Pervin Buldan, openly accuses the German government for making deals with Turkey through which Germany continues to sell weapons while the Turkish army occupies Afrin.
From Hannover, Germany, where she was present on Saturday for the Newroz Kurdish celebration, Buldan warned the German government not to ignore Kurdish people's demand for freedom.
"We know that you are equipping Turkey with tanks and artillery. These agreements prevent us from even celebrating Newroz here. Even raids on Kurdish political organizations in Germany are taking place," Buldan said.
Arms exports from Germany to Turkey have been increased in 2018, despite political and diplomatic disputes between the two countries.
A statement from the German Ministry of Finance confirms that during the first five and a half weeks of the Turkish attacks in Afrin, 20 German arms exports to Turkey were approved. Exports made in 2018 have a total value of 4.4 million euros, when last year there were 14 exports worth 3.6 million.
Air raids and bombings carried out by the Turkish army along with the Free Syrian Army led to the death of 250 people in Afrin.
Additionally, Pervin Buldan referred to the recent release of German journalist Deniz Yucel to prove that there are secret agreements made under the table between Germany and Turkey. Yucel, was jailed on accusations for espionage and terrorism because he had interviewed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leaders. He was released after secret talks between members of the German government and Turkish officials.