Defense industry cooperation was discussed on Saturday during a parallel meeting between the Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Taran
. At the time of Zelenskiy’s last visit to Turkey last October, Vadim Nozdriya, the General Manager of Ukrspetseksport, announced that Ukraine would like to purchase 48 Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. The drones would be jointly produced by Ukraine and Turkey. In 2019, Ukraine bought six Bayraktar TB2 drones, three ground control stations and 200 high-precision missiles from Turkey in a $69 million deal.