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Turkey will produce larger armed UAVs in a few months, Erdoğan heralds

Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his speech: "We are producing larger armed unmanned air vehicles and it will be completed in a few months. The new product will set an example to the world. " The president also underlined that 65 percent of Turkish defense industry needs were provided by local producers.

Turkey will produce larger armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in a few months, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Sunday.

Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, Erdoğan stated the new product would set "an example to the world."

Stating that Turkey has been producing both surveillance and armed drones, Turkish leader said: "Now, we are producing larger armed unmanned air vehicles and it will be completed in a few months."

He went on to say that 65 percent of Turkish defense industry needs are provided by local producers, highlighting his country's recent success in the defense industry.

On upcoming local elections in the country, President Erdoğan, who is also the head of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said the elections are crucial for the future of Turkey.

The March 31 elections have become "a matter of survival for our country" due to the latest developments in the region, he said at a dinner with his party officials in Antalya later in the day.

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