Malaysia and Indonesia have expressed keen interest in buying armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 26.
Çavuşoğlu answered journalists’ questions at Japan National Press Club (JNPC) in Tokyo, where he came to attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who was assassinated.
Stating that they will hold consultations with Japan on the defense industry and security, Çavuşoğlu said, “If Japan wants to buy our defense industry products, we will gladly meet Japan’s needs in this area as well.”
The UAVs and SİHAs Türkiye produces are among the best and even the first products produced in the world, he said. “I can say that in Libya, especially in Tripoli, it is the Turkish armed drones that prevent the invasion. We want to improve our cooperation with Japan in the field of defense industry as well as in every other field.”
“Other Asian countries are also very interested at the moment, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, these countries show great interest in our defense industry products,” he stated.
Emphasizing that Türkiye does not compete with any country in the field of drones and is working to develop its own technology, Çavuşoğlu said, “But there is probably no other armed drones in the world where songs are composed like our armed drones are named.”