Afrin attack: All vehicles and weapons are made in Germany

The Turkish army is using more German-made vehicles in their attack on Afrin than what the public is aware of. In addition to the Leopard tanks, the Turkish soldiers and gangs are using rifles manufactured by Heckler & Koch and Mercedes vehicles.

The Berlin administration is under pressure due to the German-made weapons and military vehicles used in the Turkish army’s attacks and massacres against Afrin. Most recently, the TV program Monitor broadcast on the state television ARD pointed out that the Turkish army has been equipped with German-made military equipment from head to toe.

The program titled “War against Kurds: Made in Germany” stated that the licensing rights to the rifles the Turkish soldiers and their gangs attacking Afrin are held by Germany’s prominent weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch, and added that the firm has received approval from Germany to have the rifles manufactured in Turkey.

The program also stated that the military vehicles that transported the Turkish army tanks to the Afrin border were manufactured by German automotive giant Mercedes. It was also pointed out that the vehicles transporting Turkish soldiers for the Afrin attack are Mercedes’ Unimog model.


The program stated that the German-made vehicles are not only these, and in addition to the Leopard II tanks, the M60 tanks the Turkish army uses are also running on motors manufactured by German automotive giants MTU and Renk, and that the artilleries used in the bombing of Afrin also have MTU motors installed.

The program also pointed out the gangs attacking Afrin along with the Turkish army, and stressed that Western countries deem some of these groups “terrorists” and that the groups have previously been acting together with ISIS. For instance, the Ahrar Al Sham organization supported by Turkey is identified as a terrorist organization by the German federal chief prosecution.