“We are completely on the side of Ukraine”: Turkey responded to the possibility of supplying Bayraktars to Russia

The Turkish company Bayraktar does not plan to sell drones to Russia, since its management is on the Ukrainian side in the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow. The head of the company, Haluk Bayraktar, spoke about this in an interview with the BBC.

According to Bayraktar, financial resources for the company have never been a defining goal, and the UAVs will not be sold to the Russians, regardless of the amount of the contract.

Our friendship and cooperation with Ukraine has been going on for many years. Therefore, no matter how much money they offer us, to be honest, there can be no question of transferring it to them in this situation ... Our company is completely on the side of Ukraine

Haluk Bayraktar noted.

The situation has not changed after the talks between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on August 5 in Sochi. According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the issue of production and sale of Turkish UAVs for Russia was not discussed.

Earlier, Kyiv and Ankara signed an agreement on the production of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles in Ukraine. A subsidiary of Bayraktar in this country has already acquired land for the construction of the enterprise.

Meanwhile, Turkish drones have been increasingly exported in recent years. Thus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Poland, Libya, Qatar and Morocco became Turkey's partners in this regard. "Bayraktars" were actively used in military conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Libya and Syria.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 August 2022 17: 09
    According to Bayraktar, financial resources for the company have never been a defining goal, and the UAVs will not be sold to the Russians, regardless of the amount of the contract.

    - Ha, yes, really; yes, as if it were! - Yulit, as always, the Turkish side, Yulit "in Erdogan's way" - squeezes out more favorable preferences! - Something is not very much and it is believed that Turkey bought a land in Ukraine! - Which of the Ukrainian oligarchs could drive a piece of land in Ukraine to Erdogan (if not Russian oligarchs are already trading in Ukraine)! - And it's time for Ukrainian oligarchs to start selling Ukrainian clouds!
  2. Cheldon Offline Cheldon
    Cheldon (Alexey) 26 August 2022 17: 34
    Turks, just build a better plant. As soon as we take back the territory, we'll check it out! laughing
  3. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 26 August 2022 17: 39
    Putin has already said that as soon as a UAV production plant is built in Ukraine, it will be immediately destroyed by Russian aviation.
  4. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 26 August 2022 17: 47
    According to Bayraktar, financial resources for the company have never been a defining goal, and the UAVs will not be sold to the Russians, regardless of the amount of the contract.

    are cunning. UAV components from Europe, America. why the Turks substituted
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 August 2022 18: 54
      Your correct answer
  5. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 26 August 2022 17: 53
    There is one caveat.
    Russian gas supplied to Turkey does not kill Turks, and Bayraktars supplied to Ukraine kill Russian people in Donbas.
    And if tomorrow Turkey gets into a military conflict, with the Kurds or anyone else,
    Which side would Russia prefer to be on? To whom and what weapons will it supply?
    In place of the Turks, I would have thought a lot.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 27 August 2022 00: 48
      Kurdistan will be free.
  6. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 26 August 2022 17: 58
    All sorts of Ricardos / Marxes have not worked out:
    Turkish company Bayraktar is the only company in the world that is not interested in the financial results of its activities!
    But in this case, this is also justified cunning from Turkish "friends": later taking Crimea away from Ukraine is not from Russia!
  7. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 26 August 2022 18: 15
    Your Bayraktar junk, hahlam will do.
  8. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 26 August 2022 19: 40
    All critical Baikatar systems (engine, armament, optics, communications) are manufactured by the EU and the USA. So all this discussion about supplies is simply ridiculous.
  9. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 August 2022 21: 26
    And what did you want?
    NATO country. Acts in their own interests.
    And to sell to the opponent of NATO?
    naturally no.
  10. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 26 August 2022 22: 07
    but Putin sells the S-400 to the Sultan, however, the paradox is, although the Zaputintsy will say that this is another HPP
  11. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 26 August 2022 23: 01
    This pepper speaks of many years of friendship with Ukraine, but in fact ......... Turkey bought the S-400 air defense system for $ 2,5 billion. Rosatom is building the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey for $23 billion. A contract was signed for the construction of the second nuclear power plant "Sinop" for 22 billion dollars. The volume of trade between Turkey and Russia in 2021 reached $21 billion (between Turkey and Ukraine - $4 billion). Turkey and Russia jointly built the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, as a result of which Russian gas bypassed Ukraine went to Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North. Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia ..... Turkey did not support US sanctions, it accepts Russian credit cards for payment from tourists, but a lot of things can be listed. East is a delicate matter.....
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 28 August 2022 09: 35
      yes, they only earn at the expense of us, but our servicemen are killed with bayraktars, this is not subtle, this is cunning, but the Kremlin’s multi-passers, as usual, will mess with their policy