The world’s largest carmaker, which operates 122 production plants around the world, had been preparing to take a final decision on a factory planned for Turkey’s western Manisa province.
“The decision for the new plant was adjourned by the board of management of Volkswagen AG,” the company said in a statement. “We are monitoring the situation carefully and are worried about the current developments.”
Turkey launched an invasion last week of territory in Northern Syria controlled by the Kurds, an ethnic minority long allied with the United States that played a major role in the fight against ISIS.
The German government has also joined with France, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands in ordering a halt to military equipment sales to Turkey.