Lawmakers from the Netherlands' four coalition parties have submitted a motion to the government to put pressure on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Turkey over its involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Dutch news site NL Times reported on Nov. 11.
According to the four parties, Turkey is also in violation of international law over its involvement in the armed conflicts in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is letting his country "slide to the edge of a rogue state," the news site quoted the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) parliamentarian Martijn van Helvert as saying. "It is bad that we have to, but we want the EU to impose an arms embargo on our NATO ally. We must protect innocent civilians."
"Time and again, Turkey has crossed the lime. It is time for firm measures," ChristenUnie MP Joel Voordewind said.
"If Erdoğan fuels military conflict instead of promoting stability, we must draw a clear line: No more weapons to Turkey as long as this continues," Democrats 66 parliamentarian Sjoerd Sjoerdsma said.
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Nov. 10 signed an agreement to end the military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, after six weeks of fighting.
Erdoğan said on Nov. 11 that Turkey will also take part in the peacekeeping process.