Turkey's 1st aerospace, technology festival kicks off in IstanbulStaff Writer | September 22, 2018
Turkey's first aerospace and technology festival kicked off on Thursday with a spectacular ceremony at the construction zone of Istanbul's new airport.
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"Promotion of technology cannot happen without a little fun, and we intend to highlight technology in a big way with our internationally competitive aviation teams," he added.
The Turkish Stars, Turkey's Air Force aerobatic team, performed a thrilling show with six aircraft at the opening ceremony, which drew a large audience including many students.
Kenan Sofuoglu, Turkey's former motorcycle champion, competed against an F-16 warplane, a business jet, a Formula 1 car and three other race cars at a 400-meter-long runway of the airport.
He won the race with a score of 9.43, followed by the Formula 1 car, with a score of 9.39.
As part of the festival that lasts until Sunday, thousands of hackers from 132 countries are expected to join a contest named HackIstanbul 2018, Capture the Flag.
The hackers will demonstrate their skills through advanced real-life cyber-attack scenarios constructed under the guidance of the world's foremost experts, the organizers said in a press release.
Turkey's leading defense and technology institutions, such as Aselsan, Roketsan, TAI and Turkish Airlines, will also organize competitions in 12 different categories. ■