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  • Ukraine to buy 24 additional Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Ukraine will buy from Turkey four additional Bayraktar TB2 drone systems. Each systems includes six drones. There will be 24 drones in total, announced the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, in an interview with the news outlet Report.

    "One system was purchased this year at the request of the Defense Ministry. In addition, four more such systems are planned to be purchaseed  to meet the needs of the Armed Forces in 2021-2022 . In the future, we plan to replenish …

  • Ukraine planning to build helicopter repair center in Turkey

    The Ukrainian company Ukrspetsexport, which is a subsidiary of the Ukrainian national defense holding Ukroboronprom, signed a contract with the Turkish company THK Teknik A.Ş for building a center for the repair of Mi-17 helicopters, reports Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    Director General of Ukrspetsexport Vadim Nozdrya stressed that “recently military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey has reached a qualitatively new level, being one of the main elements of the partnership …

  • Turkey and Azerbaijan to create joint army

    Turkey and Azerbaijan continue to expand military cooperation after the victory over Armenia in a short but bloody war for Nagorno-Karabakh, the victims of which were 6 thousand people in 6 weeks.

    Baku and Ankara are negotiating the creation of a joint Turkic army, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said during a press conference in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

    "Our idea is one nation, two states. And it always will be. In this regard, many negotiations and agreements took place, " RIA Novosti …

  • Russia wants to discuss with Turkey why ‘Ukraine is being dragged into NATO’

    Russia intends to discuss soon with Turkey why "Ukraine is being dragged into NATO”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports.

    "We have made our position regarding the attempts to drag Ukraine into NATO unequivocally very clear. I have no doubt that serious, responsible countries are well aware of what is at stake," he said.

    Lavrov noted that this topic will be raised during the next contact with Turkish colleagues, which is planned in the near future.

    The day before, …

  • Ankara: sales of Turkish combat drones to Ukraine is not Russia’s business

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to Russia's claims about the sale of heavy combat drones Bayraktar TB-2 to Ukraine, reported Turkish news agency NTV.

    The Turkish minister stressed that the sale of drones to Ukraine should not bother anyone, because it is just trade.

    Çavuşoğlu words came in response to the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who stated that Turkey allegedly "fuels the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine, as well as "encourages …

  • Ankara: Turkey does not side with anyone in Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country does not take sides in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

    "Turkey has good relations with both Russia and Ukraine," Cavusoglu said in an interview with the Turkish news agency NTV.

    Cavusoglu said Turkey wants to see peace in the Black Sea region, but existing tensions between Russia and Ukraine are hampering that. He stressed that Ankara would like a diplomatic solution to this conflict.

    "We don't take sides. Our position is …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns Turkey against selling weapons to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Turkey, as well as other countries, against selling weapons to Ukraine.

    Lavrov said that some countries, in particular Turkey, "feed the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine.

    The Russian Foreign Minister recommended that countries that cooperate with Ukraine "analyze the situation" and called Kyiv's statements "utterly belligerent."

    At the same time, Lavrov did not specify what "belligerent" statements of Ukraine he specifically had in mind. In …

  • Russia suspends flights to Turkey

    Russia is suspending flights to Turkey due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in that country, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.

    According to RIA Novosti, the suspension will be in effect for a month and a half, from April 15 to June 1. During this period, according to Golikova, Russian tour operators are recommended to stop the sale of tours to Turkey.

    Only two flights a week will remain, Moscow - Istanbul and Istanbul - Moscow, as well as flights ringing back Russian tourists. …

  • Turkey: Russian electronic warfare systems unable to counter Bayraktar drones

    Turkey believes that Russian electronic warfare systems can not counter combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told the journalist during an interview that Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour. Turkish drones "will always be able to stay in the air."

    Earlier, Russia claimed that Russian Orion-E combat drone surpasses Turkish drones in some of its characteristics.

    In March 2020, Ukraine tested first …

  • Russia deploys military aircraft and helicopters to Syrian-Turkish border

    Russia is strengthening its military presence in Syrian territories bordering Turkey and began to deploy military equipment, including combat aviation there.

    After the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh there is an increased risk of escalation in these territories, reports the Russian news outlet “TRT in Russian”.

    According to the publication, Russia's military equipment and troops are being deployed to northeast Syria. In the last month alone, the number of troops in Al-Hasakah Governorate has …