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Erdoğan promised Serbia Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones: Vucic


Serbia has reiterated its intention to acquire Turkish combat drones as its president on Saturday vowed to further strengthen the country’s defenses, amid tensions in the Balkans and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“We will strengthen our aviation. We will also increase the number of drones,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was cited by the local media as telling reporters after Serbian military forces completed their exercise named “Fire Shield 2022.”

Vucic said that during their talks last week, he asked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to supply Serbia with landmark unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Bayraktar TB2s, which have provided successful results and made a meaningful impact in several regional conflicts.

“Two days ago, at a meeting with the President of Turkey Erdoğan, I said that we want to buy Bayraktar from Turkey, and Erdoğan promised me that we can get them,” the president was cited as saying by the news portal klix.ba.

The battle-tested drones have already proven their capabilities in Libya, Syria and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Turkey has also sold Kyiv several batches of Bayraktar TB2s.

The TB2 has also been used by Qatar, Azerbaijan and Poland, which in May last year became the first European Union and NATO member state to acquire drones from Turkey. Many other nations have also hinted at buying the UAVs.

The Bayraktar TB2 – with its electronics, software, aerodynamics, design and submain systems fully designed and developed nationally – stands out among the world's most advanced UAV systems in its class with its flight automation and performance.

It has a record altitude of 27,030 feet for over 24 hours in the air and can carry 150 kilograms (over 330 pounds) of payload. It can operate during the day and at night.


Serbia had in late 2020 expressed interest and plans to purchase the drones, developed by the Turkish drone magnate Baykar.

Vucic praised Bayraktar TB2s and noted that Serbia is very interested in the systems and would certainly buy them in the future.

"We will see whether we will reach an agreement with the Turkish side. In any case, these are very good drones. I have to give the Turkish manufacturers their due," Vucic was cited as telling reporters on Oct. 6, 2020, in the capital Belgrade.

Erdoğan last week during a phone call congratulated Vucic on his successful reelection bid in Serbia’s presidential election, saying he believed that the two countries’ friendship will be strengthened further with solidarity and sincerity.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral ties as well as Russia’s war on Ukraine. Speaking on how the entire region was affected in numerous ways by the Russia-Ukraine war, Erdoğan also reiterated that Turkey will continue to do its best to establish peace.

He also pointed to the need to send constructive messages and provide more stability and security to the region in this difficult period.

For his part, Vucic stressed the importance of Serbia and its economic development of good relations with Turkey, as well as for peace and stability in the region.

Talks on Rafale jets
Vucic on Saturday also, in a way, confirmed recent reports claiming that Serbia is interested in acquiring 12 Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, from France.

“We have been negotiating the purchase of 12 new Rafales for already a year, and are negotiating with another country for the purchase of 12 secondhand Rafales,” the president said.

After Croatia bought from France 12 used Rafale jets in November 2021, Vucic hinted that Serbia could also decide to acquire such jets.

“The Rafale is a remarkable plane, I would like if we could buy new ones,” Vucic was cited as saying in December.

The potential acquisition of Rafale jets would allow Serbia to modernize its Air Force fleet consisting of Soviet-made MiG-21 and MiG-29 fighters as well as 30 old Yugoslav combat aircraft Soko J-22 Orao and Soko G-4 Super Galeb.

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/def ... ones-vucic


The Turks are shifting the balance of power towards Serbia...
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Media and military experts said Sunday that six Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport planes landed at Belgrade’s civilian airport early Saturday, reportedly carrying HQ-22 surface-to-air missile systems for the Serbian military.


— China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia. Washington Post, April 10, 2022
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Patrickov wrote:You use Ataturk as your avatar. Are you a Turk?

If yes, are most of your contemporaries like yourself, or more like Istanbuller?



I am Bosnian, but I admire Atatürk's secular islam.

Erdogan is a simple kleptokrat... His son made oil business with ISIS.

Also his brother in law owns the drone factory... this means the money goes in the pockets of the Erdogan-Clan.
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Politics_Observer wrote:@Sandzak

Nobody outside of Turkey likes or respects Erdogan.


Erdogan is too long President... at first he made reforms... since the coup he became a dictator...

Even religous Turks (who I know) hate him for the corruption of his clan... let's hope the OECD controles the elections, so he will not win... but there are enough dead people who vote for him (election fraud)... or 1000 people live in one small house and all vote for Erdogan and so on.
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Groom wrote:Huge mistake to sell any weapons to Serbia, Hungary and Belarus, as they are allied with Russia.

That is Erdogan for you, money is everything...


:eek:

Aaaaand another traditional ally of Russia would be ... Turkey ??????

You're not exactly proving a point here.



Sandzak wrote:Erdogan is a simple kleptokrat... His son made oil business with ISIS.

JESUS, is anyone here even paying attention to politics ?

Friggin USA makes business with ISIS. They call them "moderate rebels".
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Negotiator wrote:
Friggin USA makes business with ISIS. They call them "moderate rebels".


The FSA was moderate, but Assad and ISIS defeated them. Assad and ISIS worked together, Assad had the refinery ISIS the oilfields.


The Russians just bombed the FSA seldom ISIS.

ISIS is a doomsday sect who raped even children.
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Sandzak wrote:The Turks are shifting the balance of power towards Serbia...

LOL, no
whats about Muslim Bosniaks ? did you sell them to moscow´s poodles /moscow ?

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Politics_Observer wrote:@Sandzak

Nobody outside of Turkey likes or respects Erdogan.



the servs (moscow´s poodles) just found another sugar daddy

we can unleash Albanians /Bosniaks on the moscow´s poodles at any moment

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