Turkey is determined to eliminate its dependence on imports of defense products. 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.
“It is no secret that projects that are of critical importance for the development of the Turkish defense complex are mainly subjected to sharp criticism. We are determined to address the challenges and problems in the way of national security on our own. 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 and recalled the double standards of the Western countries.
“We remember how foreign partners, under various pretexts, refused to supply arms to Turkey. We have not forgotten how the so-called friends of Ankara did everything possible to damage Turkey in the course of cross-border military operations aimed at protecting the national security of our country. 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 stated.
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