Turkey denies supplying drones to Ethiopia


Turkey has denied reports on social media that it supplied drones to the Ethiopian military to aid in its fight against rebels in the northern region of Tigray.

“Allegations that have been circulating on social media that Turkey is supplying Ethiopia with drones are false,” Turkey’s embassy in Addis Ababa tweeted.

Turkey has been expanding its economic and military ties in Africa, and has expressed interest in mediating the simmering tension between Ethiopia and Sudan over their border dispute.

Following the hard line taken by the US government over the Tigray conflict, analysts say Ethiopia is looking for new allies.

Last week, Ethiopia signed a military cooperation deal with Russia.



BBC/Emmanuel Ukoh

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