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We will Turn Turkey Into A Global Force in 3 Years: Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged that his country’s powers in the next three years would become a global force in the defense industry, Saba News reported Thursday.
“Over the next three years, Turkey will be transformed into a global force in the defense industry through special designs and cutting-edge technology,” Erdogan told a meeting of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Erdogan noted that Ankara is hosting 4 Turkish companies among the top 100 defense industries in the world, stressing that the production in 2017 exceeded $7 billion dollars, while exports amounted to two billion dollars.
Erdogan noted the size of Ankara’s exports of defense industries during the first 11 months of 2018, which amounted to $873 million dollars, indicating that this ratio corresponds to about half of the volume of Turkish defense exports.
He stressed that Turkey established a space agency last month without outside help.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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