Canada says support Turkey's archieves opening on Armenia
Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said that there were no problems in tender of unmanned aerial vehicle.
Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said on Saturday that there were no problems in tender of unmanned aerial vehicle.
Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Canadian Defense Minister Peter Mackay, Gonul said two companies remained in the tender, noting that those companies developed two separate planes.
Gonul said both of those companies lost one plane around 18,000 feet height, "however, the companies did not lose time and alternate planes flew. Turkey's tender continues. Executive committee will give the final decision."
Gonul said the unmanned aerial vehicle was totally home-made, noting that private sector made command control systems and many other systems.
When Canadian minister was asked to comment on Turkey's "democratic move" process, Mackay said Turkey was an important friend of Canada and they always supported Turkey's efforts to reach a solution.
He said Canada particularly supported the opening of archives regarding relations with Armenia and discussion of the period openly.
Mackay expressed readiness of Canada to undertake a mission as a mediator and friend on the matter, and noted that there were some problems in Canada's history as it happened in every country's history.
Mackay said all those developments would have very big contributions to Turkey's future.
The guest minister also thanked to contributions of Turkey during evacuation of Canadian citizens from Beirut.
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