Turkey’s economy is in shambles, and this was one of the geopolitical facts that need to be considered while picturising the whole geopolitical scenario. Russia and Ukraine are at war. And there is a huge build-up regarding what may be about to happen. Some say the war is going to continue for several days and others feel that other powers might get roped in. However, one unintended casualty of this war is Turkey’s weapons industry and Erdogan’s ambitions to utilise weapons sales to save its economy.
At the centre of this policy was the sale of Turkey’s famed “Bayraktar Drones”, which gained international popularity due to the success in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war. However, on Twitter, the Luhansk People’s Republic, which was recently recognised by Russian President Vladimir Putin alongside the Donetsk People’s Republic, said that two Bayraktar TB2 drones had been shot down near Schastia.
These two breakaway regions of Ukraine have been fighting Kyiv’s troops even before Russia began an invasion. In an attempt to degrade Ukraine’s defence, Russian forces launched standoff missile attacks against command and control facilities, air defence installations, airbases, and other important targets. Russia broke into Ukraine’s territory north of Kyiv, according to border guards, and launched Grad multi-barrel rockets against government positions.
Byraktar drones were the last hope for Turkey’s economy
Lower interest rates, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be very advantageous to his country’s economy, however, all the statistics are telling something else. With the economic fortunes dwindling, Erdogan is losing support even among the most vehement supporters. In such a situation, the only hope to revive the Turkish economy was the lustre of Turkey’s arms exports industry. This hope was further catalysed by the increased interest of African countries in buying Turkey’s arms, its attack drone Bayraktar TB2 among others.
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While in the face of arms push by Israel, Egypt, and Russia in the African continent, the prospects were already on a downward spiral, the latest failure of these drones to achieve any substantial objectives from the side of Ukraine means that Turkey’s celebrated drones have turned out to be a no show and thereby cannot salvage the dead economy.
This has decreased the prospects of an increase in the orders for these drones in the African continent which was increasingly considering this so-called masterpiece.
Turkey’s efforts to win African nation’s orders for its arms industry
The two-day Turkey-Africa partnership summit, which begins on Friday, follows a high-level business roundtable on investment and trade in October. Leaders and top ministers from 39 nations have confirmed their presence, including 13 presidents, with Erdogan slated to deliver a speech on Saturday.
Ankara already has a military facility in Somalia, while Morocco and Tunisia received their first deliveries of Turkish combat drones in September, according to reports. During Erdogan’s first visit to Angola in October, the country became the latest to exhibit interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
According to reports, Turkey has established a network of 37 military offices across Africa, in keeping with Erdogan’s stated objective of increasing yearly trade volume with the continent to $75 billion in the coming years. However, all these efforts were collectively being countered by countries like Russia, Israel and Egypt. Now, with the absolute failure of these drones in the current Ukraine-Russia crisis, the fortunes of Turkey’s weapons industry has died an early death.
One just blew up a column of russian armour.
Ukrainians struck the armored columns with drones today. IR footage is available. I have seen more videos yesterday claiming the vehicles were destroyed with drones, but now sure if they were related to the videos published today. So, less than ideal timing, chaps.
Youtube : Ukraine War – Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 Drones Destroy Russian Convoys
The Ukrainian military has claimed successful attacks by its Turkish-made force of drones against Russian forces.
On Sunday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine released footage showing the destruction of armor by a drone, and said it was carried out against a Russian BUK surface-to-air missile system.
Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief, said the drone attack took place near the town of Malyn, 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) northwest of Kyiv.
They seems to be working pretty damn well against Russian convoy ))))))
tf? those drones are very effective against russian columns of trucks and APC’s and tanks
Yeah, the Bayraktar armed drones the Turks sold the Ukies seem to be working pretty well.
Erdogan was really close with Putin until that incident where some Islamist fanatic shot a Russian diplomat four years ago. I guess Putin got insulting with Erdogan. Maybe he should have controlled his temper, because now it’s costing him.
why did u hid the name of the hindu writers name . is he too much of a coward to state his opinion now?
How do you know he’s hindu? Is this some schizophrenic lashing out or something?
Well this article aged well…
Well, another convoy of Russian armor was just taken out today with one of these
the f*** is this joke website lol is it some sort of poor man’s onion?
ahh thank you it all makes sense now
This article has aged like milk
Who is this reporter? I’m guessing he works for Russia Media?
How does it feel to be this fucking slavic and retarded? Sorry for the redundancy, I realize those terms are near interchangeable on account of every Russian having severe fetal alcohol syndrome, but you literally have to plug your ears and scream to drown out reality to come even close to the horrifically inbred conclusion you’ve assaulted us with here.