ISTANBUL 

As the first Turkish military drone landed Monday at an airport in Northern Cyprus, experts called the move a necessity to protect the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots.

Turkey’s move had both political and technical dimensions, Murat Aslan, a researcher on security issues for the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a Turkish think tank, told Anadolu Agency.

Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles from Naval Air Command in Dalaman, Aegean Turkey, landed in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at 10 a.m. (0700GMT) following a green light from the Turkish Cypriot government.

 

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