Turkey is supplying Ukraine with heavy machine guns and has already delivered more than 600 units, two sources familiar with the sale told Middle East Eye.
Ankara was already known to have been quietly arming Kyiv since the beginning of the war last year with armed drones, laser-guided missiles, protective gear, and armored vehicles.
But it has recently started to supply Canik M2 heavy machine gun models, which could be used by ground troops as well as combined with armored vehicles.
One source said several contracts were signed with Turkish private arms producer Canik in March.
The second source said more than 600 had already been delivered to Kyiv to be used by several services, including military and intelligence.