Diplomat Vasyl Bodnar said that Baykar—the company which builds the Bayraktar TB2 drones—has already bought a plot of land in Ukraine.
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Putin is expected to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the second time in three weeks.
"We have not delivered or supplied them with anything," the CEO of Turkey's Turkey's Baykar, Haluk Bayraktar, said in regard to supplying Russia with drones.
"We emphasize the importance of ensuring civilians are protected," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.
As a video of Russia's president waiting uncomfortably for his Turkish counterpart goes viral, Newsweek looks back at Putin's own history of tardiness.
The Russian leader was in Tehran to boost ties with Iran and Turkey as Russia faces isolation due to the war in Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin looked uncomfortable as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan took his time to meet him in Iran.
The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey reportedly agreed U.S. sanctions and military presence in Syria must end.
The two countries' presidents spoke by phone. Ankara opposes Helsinki joining the defensive alliance, which requires unanimous consent among its 30 members.
The leader of at least one other NATO country reportedly joins Turkey in opposing Finland and Sweden being admitting into the alliance.
On Thursday, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö vowed to "commit to Turkey's security" should his country's NATO application be approved.
Russian buyers can get Turkish citizenship for purchases over $400,000 and a commitment to keeping the property for at least three years.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said the Russian leader was not preparing to visit Ankara in the coming days.
Turkey's president has indicated his country will oppose the admission of Finland and Sweden to the alliance.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the Nordic countries were "guesthouses to terrorist organizations."
There is still no agreement on Crimea and Donbas, two eastern areas of Ukraine that Russia sees as its own territory.
The downward trajectory of CNN Turk's editorial policies, along with its hate content, show that CNN's sister network is now a platform that engages in conspiracy theories, antisemitic tropes and racist rhetoric.
"In the case of Ukraine, the PR effect of the use of drones and their impact on poorly organized separatist forces pose a threat to Russia," analyst Anton Mardasov told Newsweek.
Indispensable allies don't behave like President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ankara's antagonism far outweighs its pseudo-friendship.
The character of Winnie the Pooh is often used to poke fun at Chinese President Xi Jinping due to their supposed likeness.
The United Nations provides a podium that authoritarian regimes exploit to advance their agendas, mock international norms and gaslight victims.
As Turkey continues to stoke the fires of ongoing tensions, the U.S. must make clear that it will not fight Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wars under the obligation of NATO defense if these disputes erupt beyond Erdogan's control.
"We did not—and do not—earn this money easily," Erdogan said. "Either they will give us our planes or they will give us the money."
Erdogan is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on September 29 to discuss Syria.
"It is my hope that, as two NATO countries, we should treat each other with friendship, not hostility. But the current trajectory does not bode well," Erdogan said.
The fires, fueled in part by extreme summer temperatures and climate change, have been burning in the country's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts since July 28.
Erdogan's depiction of Turkey as a bastion of anti-imperialism is not new—though it is an increasingly common theme of Turkish propaganda.
The continued presence of Turkish troops in Afghanistan may ameliorate some of the risks in Kabul, but realistically it cannot offer a lasting remedy for Afghanistan's impending problems.