Grand Launch of IDEF 2017

Grand Launch of IDEF 2017 17 November, 2016

The most important exhibition of the region, International Defence Industry Fair IDEF 2017 which is going to be held at Tüyap between 9-12 May 2017 in Istanbul, has been promoted by a special reception today at Sheraton Hotel, Ankara. Organized under the support of the Turksh Ministry of Defence and management of Tuskish Armed Forces' Support Foundation, the reception of IDEF 2017 fair enabled foreign military attache and officials, leading international defence industry companies and Turkish military officials to gather in a environment.

The Minister of Defence Fikri Işık, who made the opening speech, expressed the place Turkish defence industry had gotten to and sent an invitation to ally countries to meet at this fair. He added: "Turkey is not only an arms customer, not anymore. Turkey develops, and manufactures. We are entering a period that we focus on critical technologies. To jointly develop technology, we would be much pleased to cooperate with all countries, primarily the NATO members." Tuskish Armed Forces' Support Foundation General Manager Retired Lieutenant General Orhan Akbaş stated the importance of such meetings in terms of bilateral relations in defence sector.

IDEF 2015, hosted 781 companies from 53 countries and visited by 59 thousand 715 professionals from 110 countries.

Grand Launch of IDEF 2017

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