Erdogan launches a new intelligence vessel, criticizes Western policy of arms supplies
Turkish President Erdogan said the western countries are supplying weapons to terrorists and banning them from Turkey, while confirming the recent development of Turkey's defense industries domestically.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized the double standards of the Western countries in the supply of arms, pointing out that the West is putting bans on Turkey while continuing to provide the terrorists with arms.
This came in a speech Saturday, during the ceremony of launching the test and training ship "A-591" TCG UFUK to the sea, produced by Turkey, in the basin of Tuzla shipbuilding in the state of Istanbul.
Erdogan said Turkey's allies from the west are waving a halt to arms deals when there is a slightest disagreement with Ankara, but he stressed that Turkey has continued to develop its defense industries domestically.
In this regard, he pointed out that the Turkish shipbuilding industry has fluttered itself and has splattered in the last 16 years.
The Turkish president said that the parties that are supplying weapons to the world's deadliest terrorists are putting all sorts of obstacles in place when it comes to Turkey.
"When the slightest disagreement with our allies arises, they sign a moratorium on arms deals," he said, while allied bombs and arms were available at the organization YPG/ PKK, which runs ethnical cleansing operations in northern Syria.
He also pointed out that Western weapons are available to all terrorist organizations that shed Muslim blood, from "ISIS" to "PKK", "Al Qaeda" and "Al Shabab".
The Turkish president pointed to the importance of local defense industries, saying that "PKK is having the biggest defeat in its history because of our reliance on our own capabilities in the fight against terrorism."
He stressed that "we should be strong in intelligence because of the difficult region in which our country is located."