As tensions between Moscow and Ankara continue to rise, Turkey has turned to Ukraine looking for cooperation in military programs.
As reported by Defense News, Turkey's Aselsan and Ukraine's Ukroboronprom have started negotiations on a deal for tank modernization programs.
This comes at a time when both countries find themselves at odds with Kremlin.
The Turkish government signed a contract with Aselsan at the end of November for a weapons system, known as the Akkor, which protects against anti-tank missiles and rockets.
Aselsan officials said cooperation with Ukroboronprom could extend to the Akkor system.
The situation has prompted the leaders of Turkey and Ukraine to warm relations.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to visit Turkey early next year.