Berlin (dpa) - In view of the invasion of Turkey in northern Syria, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced restrictions on the approval of arms exports to the NATO partner. "Against the backdrop of the Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria, the federal government will not grant new permits for all military equipment that could be used by Turkey in Syria," said the SPD politician of "Bild am Sonntag." According to Maas, the German government has already implemented a very restrictive line for arms exports to Ankara since 2016, according to the newspaper.