Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan instructed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada’s suspension of the export of some drone know-how was not consistent with the spirit of alliance, Erdogan’s workplace mentioned late on Friday.
Canada suspended the export of some drone know-how to Turkey earlier this month because it probes allegations the tools was utilized by Azeri forces concerned in preventing with Armenia.
In a telephone name on Friday, Erdogan and Trudeau mentioned enhancing relations and rising bilateral commerce, the Turkish presidency mentioned, including that in addition they talked about overcoming points concerning cooperation within the defence sector.
“Through the name, President Tayyip Erdogan mentioned Canada’s suspension of the export of some navy items to Turkey because of the Azerbajian-Armenia battle… is in opposition to the spirit of alliance,” the presidency mentioned.
Turkey and Canada are each members of NATO.
Following Canada’s announcement, Turkey’s Overseas Ministry had mentioned the suspension confirmed a double commonplace.
Turkey’s navy exports to its ally Azerbaijan have risen six-fold this yr, with gross sales of drones and different navy tools rising to $77 million final month alone earlier than preventing broke out over the Nagorno-Karabakh area, in line with exports information.
Canadian arms management group Undertaking Ploughshares says video of air strikes launched by Azerbaijan signifies the drones had been outfitted with imaging and concentrating on techniques made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Applied sciences Inc.
Ankara has mentioned it stands firmly beside its shut ally within the battle over Nagorno-Karabakh.