Turkey is determined to eliminate its dependence on defense exports. We have not forgotten about the problems faced by Ankara due to the refusal of foreign partners to supply defense products.
This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing the participants in the opening ceremony of the aircraft maintenance and repair plant in Kayseri province.
“Investments in the military-industrial complex will grow until Turkey’s import dependence is reduced to zero,” the president said.
The Turkish President stressed the importance of the development of the domestic military-industrial complex.
“We remember how foreign partners, under various pretexts, refused to supply arms to Turkey. At the same time, under the pretext of fighting the militants of the terrorist organization DEASH, units of another terrorist organization YPG [сирийское крыло РКК] thousands of trucks and planes with weapons have been delivered to Syria, ”the president said.
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