Turkey presents options to UK for armed drone purchase: Minister

Turkey has presented options to the U.K. for the sale of armed drones, the Turkish industry and technology minister said on Oct. 15.

“The U.K. is very interested in Turkish armed drones. Now, they have to decide. We presented them with the options. Right now, they’re seriously considering these options,” Mustafa Varank told CNN Turk in an exclusive interview.


“I believe that in the very near future, we’ll see Bayraktars and Ankas (unmanned aerial vehicles) purchased from Turkey flying in European skies, as well.”

He also noted that in a previous speech, U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace had said Turkish UAVs were a “game changer.”