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Turkey invested about $35 billion in defense industry

Staff Writer | March 2, 2018
Over the past years, Turkey has invested about $35 billion in the defense industry, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.
Binali Yildirim
Defense   Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim:
He said that exports of Turkish defense products reached $2.5 billion in recent years.

He noted that Turkey intends to become the leading military power of the region.

From 2011, Turkey has set up the production of mobile outposts that proved effective in fights against the militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and also the Canik TP9 handguns, unmanned ANKA aircraft and other military equipment to strengthen the domestic defense industry.