Turkey has had the advantage of being able to sit on the sidelines and observe military planning and doctrine from both east and west. Now it has learned from those lessons and applied it’s own doctrine to global politics and has used proxy conflicts to reinforce it’s notions on warfare. Once they were able to prove that drones were an undeniable asset they were able to fully support their development, that is why now we see Turkey as one of the major drone manufactures and exporters on the world stage, they’ve fully embraced a new idea of thinking.Its pretty smart of them. Turkey knows where the future is and instead of wasting its time on manned platforms, it is going full steam ahead on unmanned tech. This choice allows them to get a better Return On Investment for their R&D funds.
Its kinda the same with China. It figured out which technologies would allow it to "leapfrog" the leader, the US, and it heavily invested on them.
The US on the other hand is already deeply invested on "old" technologies and warfare concepts.
As for Turkey, the potential of its MIC is immense. The way I see it, it is gearing up to capture the market of the Muslim countries. Erdogan's strongman style as protector of Muslims, also helps with marketability lol