Turkish President Recep Erdogan said this at the Congress of the "Party of Justice and Development", reports CNN Turk.

"Putin told me that he wants to work with the Baykar company.

He proposed to create a factory in Russia, as was done in the United Arab Emirates," Erdogan said.

On August 5, the Turkish president plans to meet with the Russian president in Sochi.

The media assume that the parties may discuss cooperation on drones.

Earlier, Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar said in an interview with CNN that the company is not going to sell drones to Russia.

Turkish-made drones have been in service with the Ukrainian army since 2021.

After the start of the war, the supply of Turkish weapons began to cause displeasure in Moscow.

As a result, Turkey secreted the sale of "Bayractors" to Kyiv.

The co-owner and technical director of Baykar — Sialchuk Bayraktar — is Erdogan's son-in-law.