Turkey exports dozens of types of dual-use goods to Russia
The US authorities, the newspaper claims, express concern about this fact, as evidenced, in particular, by the visit this week to Turkey of US Deputy Treasury Secretary Brian Nelson, who specializes in tracking the financing of terrorism, violations of export restrictions, etc. He is going to discuss with the Turkish authorities "efforts to prevent, undermine and investigate trade and financial activities from which Russia benefits" from the point of view of the military conflict in Ukraine. This is the second such trip of Mr. Nelson to Turkey in recent times.
According to the FT, in the first nine months of 2023, Turkey exported 45 types of dual-use goods to Russia and five CIS countries, which, according to the US authorities, have a "high priority" for Russia. The total amount of such exports has tripled compared to the same period in 2022, amounting to $158 million. For comparison, in the period from 2015 to 2021, such exports, according to the FT, which refers to the calculations of Trade Data Monitor, averaged $28 million per year. As for the five CIS countries in question — Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan — it is assumed that these goods can also be imported to Russia from them.