Türkiye: The Bayraktar TB2 drone, a new hero of pop culture

Turkiye The Bayraktar TB2 drone a new hero of pop

At the start of the conflict in Ukraine, at the end of February 2022, certain military equipment was brought to the forefront. One tool among all has benefited from great publicity: the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 tactical drone. Used massively against the Russian army, this “low cost” drone has even gone so far as to establish itself in local pop culture, with songs having been composed to pay homage to it. This success illustrates the importance of drones in the development of the Turkish defense industry, but also in political propaganda on the domestic scene.

From our correspondent in Istanbul,

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