The Turkish company Baykar plans to build a factory

The Turkish company Baykar plans to build a factory

In the future, the Turkish company Baykar plans to build a Bayraktar drone factory in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey, Vasil Bodnar, Meduza website writes.

In his remarks, the Ukrainian ambassador said that plans for the construction of the plant had been in the works since before the war.

Thus, “Just a week ago, the government approved a bilateral agreement and sent it to the parliament for ratification – an agreement on the construction of the factory itself,” said Bodnar in an interview with RBK-Ukraina. He added that plans for the factory had been in the works since before Russia started the war in Ukraine and that a location had already been chosen.

In addition, Bodnar also said that Baykar has no plans to cooperate with the Russian government.

For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in July that Russian President Vladimir Putin had expressed interest in working with the company.

In his claims, “I spoke directly to one of the owners of this factory and he said that not only do they have no such plans, they can’t even imagine [n. red să lucreze cu Rusia] ”, said the Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey. According to Bodnar, after the first information about the talk between Putin and Erdogan appeared, Erdogan’s press service clarified that the talk with Putin was “half in jest”.

Currently, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become vital in the war in Ukraine.

The Turkish manufacturer of the famous Bayraktar drones, now coveted by everyone, has openly said that in this war it supports the independence and integrity of Ukraine and that it will not sell its drones to the Russian army.

In fact, the company made several gestures of support for the Ukrainian army. For example, the Turkish company decided to donate to the Ukrainians the drone for which thousands of people from Lithuania had lined up to buy it.