By Dorian Jones |
ISTANBUL – Turkish-made drones are playing a role in Azerbaijan’s offensive in the breakaway enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Drones have become an integral part of Turkey’s foreign policy, but Turkey’s drone industry is facing scrutiny from the international community.
Turkish-made drones operated by Azerbaijani forces are in the forefront in Azerbaijan’s fight to reclaim the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave from ethnic Armenian control. Armenian separatists took Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan in a bloody 1990s war that killed an estimated 30,000 people.
Turkey has vowed support for Azerbaijan in the escalating conflict.