Azerbaijan Offered Turkish Drones, Missiles as Dispute with Armenia Escalates

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  • 02:39 PM, July 17, 2020
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Azerbaijan Offered Turkish Drones, Missiles as Dispute with Armenia Escalates
Turkey's Akinci combat drone

Turkey has offered its drones and missiles to Azerbaijan as the latter's dispute with Armenia has escalated following the shooting down of a Armenian military vehicle yesterday.

“Our armed unmanned aerial vehicles, ammunition and missiles with our experience, technology and capabilities are at Azerbaijan’s service,” said İsmail Demir, the head of Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) said in a statement.

“We need to show the world that the two brother countries are in full unity. One nation, two states,” Demir tweeted after a meeting with Azerbaijani Deputy Defense Minister Ramiz Tahirov and Army Commander of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Kerem Mustafayev.

Ankara will also lend new defense systems to Azerbaijan and will work together with Baku for the modernization, maintenance and repair of the country’s defense systems.

On July 16, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met Ramiz Tahirov in Ankara. “Armenia will pay for what they have done and be brought to account,” the minister said yesterday.

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