President Erdogan says that Türkiye’s goal is to be “fully independent in the defence industry”.
Ural Mountains-based firm Fores says it will pay $72,000 to the first soldiers who "capture or destroy" German-made Leopard 2 or US-made Abrams tanks and $215,000 for Western-made fighter jets.
Ukraine battles Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in east and northeast, and artillery bombardments intensify after allies promised hundreds of tanks to Kiev, as fighting enters its 339th day.
US President Joe Biden's announcement to send 31 US-made M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine follows Germany's decision to supply Kiev with Leopard 2 tanks amid Moscow's objections, as fighting rages on day 336.
While the Ukrainian defence has disrupted Moscow’s plans, it does not guarantee a return to the status quo ante.
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