Latvia Latest Country to Buy Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drones

Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Artis Pabriks have confirmed the country’s interest in buying Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey, which have been used on battlefields in Syria, Libya, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Iraq; and now in Ukraine.

In an interview with Nikkei Asia on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on March 12, Pabriks said Latvia “is interested in acquiring from Turkey the kind of armed drones Ukraine’s military has been using against invading Russian forces.”

“We are interested in them also. Bayraktar is [on] our horizon,” he said.

Latvia’s interest in the Turkish drones was evident in a June 2021 tweet when he replied

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