By News Center
Turkish Defense Industry chief Ismail Demir has stated that the
value of the nation's defense industry projects has reached $70
billion, Yeni Shafak daily reports.
Demir made the remarks at the SEDEC 2022 Homeland Security,
Border Security, and Internal Security Systems Fair, which was held
for the third time in 2022 at the Ankara Chamber of Commerce Fair
and Congress Center. The senior official underlined that
significant progress has been made in the defense industry in the
'The number of our defense projects, which was around 60, has
exceeded 750 today. About half of these projects have been launched
in the last six years. While defense projects with a budget of $5.5
billion are being carried out, today the value of our defense
industry projects is approaching $70 billion,' he stressed.
In his opening remarks, Demir stated that Turkiye continues to
work to effectively meet the needs of the Armed Forces and all
other security units.
“The progress we've made over recent years as a result of these
efforts has placed our organizations' platforms, technologies, and
competencies in a variety of fields in high demand in international
marketplaces,” Demir emphasized.
He also drew attention to the importance of domestic and
national production for the independence of the country.
'As a historical evolution, our transition from a
foreign-dependent culture in the military sector to one of
self-sufficiency, developing and exporting technology, continues.
Addiction results in indefinite servitude. In other words, if your
own security systems, defense systems, and technologies are
externally dependent then this dependency becomes permanent if
there is no will to change it with a determined stance, and you may
become unable to defend your national interests.
'In this respect, let's join hands in the process of developing
domestic and national industry. Let's be self-sufficient against
countries that are dominant in this field, countries that have put
the will to create dependency for years, and countries that make us
feel compelled to do so. With the human and financial resources we
have created, we will achieve a structure that is self-sufficient
and does not leave decisions regarding our own interests to the
will of others in the future,” Demir stressed.
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