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UAE receives first batch of Turkish armed drones

Turkey’s delivery of 20 armed drones to the United Arab Emirates showcases the rapid advance in Ankara’s regional fence-mending.
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The United Arab Emirates has received the first batch of Turkish-armed drones that it ordered from Turkey as part of fast-improving ties between the two former regional rivals.

Turkey delivered 20 armed drones to the Emirati earlier this month, Reuters reported today, citing Turkish sources. The delivery marks the first shipment of 120 Bayraktar TB2 drones that the UAE sought to buy from Turkey, according to a Middle East Eye report. Saudi Arabia is also seeking to buy Turkish-made drones, Reuters said. 

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