“Our strike UAVs, glorified for their success in Ukraine today, were portrayed as death machines killing innocent people during the Karabakh war,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at the launch of the next phase of Turkey’s New Type Submarine Project at Gölcük Naval Shipyard n the northwestern Kocaeli province.
According to the Turkish leader, countries that refused to sell weapons to Turkey while supplying trucks full of weapons to terrorists in Syria under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State.
“Those who praise Turkey’s contribution to NATO missions today harshly criticized Ankara only yesterday. Despite Turkey’s obvious role in the North Atlantic Alliance, there are sanctions imposed on our country. We cannot ignore Stockholm’s restrictions against Ankara. We expect concrete steps on the issue of Turkey’s national security, not generic diplomatic rhetoric. A NATO expansion policy that ignores Turkey’s fundamental security needs will benefit neither Ankara nor the Alliance,” Erdoğan said.