Turkey Has Become a Drone ‘Superpower.’ That Could Be a Problem

Turkey Has Become a Drone ‘Superpower.’ That Could Be a Problem
A Bayraktar TB-2 drone is seen at a defense industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland, Sept. 6, 2022 (photo by Beata Zawrzel for NurPhoto, via AP).

Turkish arms exports surged past $4 billion in 2022, up nearly 36 percent from 2021, with exports accounting for 98 percent of the arms contractor Bayraktar’s sales. Clearly, Turkey has arrived as a major arms exporter, but what are the implications of these exports in terms of its choice of partners?

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