Ankara is also supplying combat drones to Kazakhstan’s neighbor Kyrgyzstan, which earlier this year was involved in armed clashes with (non-Turkic) Tajikistan. Turkey is also providing combat drones to Morocco for its renewed war in Western Sahara and to Ukraine for its current offensive in the Donbass.

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Turkey selling three Anka drones to Kazakhstan

Turkey will sell three domestically produced Anka armed drones to Kazakhstan, pro-government newspaper Daily Sabah reported on Thursday

Negotiations between Turkish-state owner manufacturer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and Kazak officials have been ongoing for some time, resulting in an agreement signed in October….

The deal follows a military cooperation accord agreed between Turkey and Kazakhstan last May.

Turkey has sold armed drones to over a dozen countries in recent years after the technology’s success in conflicts ranging from Syria and Libya to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucusus has seen a surge in international demand.

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Tunisia became the first country to purchase the Anka alongside three ground control systems last December, and TAI is reported to be in negotiations with two further customers other than Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has also expressed an interest in buying Bayraktar TB2s, with a military delegation from the country visiting Turkey’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Base Command in the southeastern province of Batman last November.