On December 16, the first Turkish military drone landed at Gecitkale Airport in the eastern coastal city of Magusa (Famagusta) in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
“Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles, stationed at Naval Air Base Command in Turkey’s Aegean district of Dalaman, landed in TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) at 10 a.m. (0700GMT) following a green light from the government of the country.
In a statement on Friday, the TRNC Prime Ministry said the government approved Turkey’s use of Gecitkale Airport for unmanned aerial vehicle flights,” Turkish state-run news Anadolu Agency reported.
On December 14. the breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet approved a request by Turkey to use an airport on the Island as a base for Turkish drones escorting drilling ships in eastern Mediterranean.
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