Bayraktar drones will never be sold to Russia, affirmed the CEO of Bayraktar manufacturer Haluk Bayraktar during an interview with CNN on July 18, adding that he supports Ukraine in its struggle for sovereignty and independence.
"Turkey and Ukraine have a strategic level of relations, especially in the aerospace and defense industries,” he said.
“This concerns years of effort. Turkey supports Ukraine with combat drones, we also buy turbine engines for drones from Ukraine. We have built relations with Ukraine in a way that provides advantages to both countries.”
When asked about the theoretical possibility of supplying Bayraktar drones to Russia, the CEO had a clear answer.
"We have not done that and will not provide for them,” Bayraktar said.
“We will never do that either. Because we support Ukraine, we support its sovereignty, in fact, its struggle for independence.”