[:en]The Washington Post, wrote that Turkey has taken many initiatives to boost the impact of North Africa to the Caucasus, and relies on a powerful weapon to achieve superiority on the battlefield: UAVs/UCAVs
In the news, it was stated that UAVs were very effective, changed the balances in Libya towards Tripoli government, and played a major role in the success of Azerbaijan against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh.
WP also stated that Turkish-made drones also play a major role in stopping the advance of the Assad regime army in the north of the country.
It was underlined that “the growing sophistication of the indigenous drones have made them a symbol of Turkish technological innovation and self-sufficiency, boosting national confidence amid a severe economic downturn and friction with some other NATO countries.”
Altınbaş University faculty member Ahmet Kasım Khan, in his assessment, by stating that UAVs are not a great subject of debate in Turkey; “drones are seen as a source of national pride and a symbol that Turkey could take care of itself.”