Zelenskyy’s Office head visits Turkish Baykar company, discusses production of UAVs in Ukraine

2 October, 07:16 PM
During his visit to Turkey, Andrii Yermak met with the managers of the Baykar company (Photo:Office of the President)

During his visit to Turkey, Andrii Yermak met with the managers of the Baykar company (Photo:Office of the President)

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak has visited the production facilities of the Baykar company, Turkey, which produces Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles, the president’s press service reported on Oct. 2.

Yermak also met with company heads Haluk and Selçuk Bayraktar. The sides discussed current and future cooperation projects, in particular regarding the production of UAVs on the territory of Ukraine.

“The creation of a training center and a plant of the Baykar company on the territory of our country, as well as the joint production of promising aviation engines, will be the key element of enhancing the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey,” the Ukrainian official said.

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In addition, pursuant to the instructions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Yermak awarded Chairman of the Board of Directors and CTO of the Baykar company Selçuk Bayraktar with the Order of Merit, III degree.

“We continue to enhance the defense capability of our state in close cooperation with our strategic partner – Turkey,” Yermak added.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar said in August that the Baykar company had already bought a land plot in Ukraine and intends to implement the plant project by the end of the year.

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