Turkey on cooperation with Russia for Bayraktar

The issue of possible cooperation with Russia for the joint production of drones of the Turkish defense industry department has not yet been considered, said the head of the Turkish defense industry Ismail Demir newspaper Hürriyet.

“I can’t say that this is possible. There is nothing like that in our agenda, the work in this direction is not conducted,” he said, answering the question of the possibility of such cooperation. According to him, the process is formed within the framework of the policy of the Turkish Republic, “we only perform work related to its technical side.”

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his readiness in the cooperation of Russia with Turkey for the production of shock unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2, produced by the Turkish company Baykar Makina. Bayraktar tb2 drones were used in Iraq, Syria, Libya, 44-day Patriotic War in the fall of 2020. Since the fall of 2021, the main buyer of Turkish drones is Ukraine.