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Defence and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association will be the Effective and Influential Voice of Defence and Aerospace

SaSaD General Secretary Mr. Hüseyin Baysak evaluated SaSA

Issue 38

Defence Turkey: Mr Hüseyin Baysak, firstly we would like to thank you for your time. Could you please inform us on SaSAD’s new strategies and vision for its new era initiated with you? What kind of organizations will you plan as SaSAD in the coming period?

Our Association’s charter was amended by the decisions of General Assembly in 2012. With this amendment, also the real entities are allowed to become members in the Association along with the legal entities and the Board is restructured with 13 members enabling wider representation. At the 2nd Extraordinary General Assembly made in April 2012, the new Association Organs (Management, Audit and Disciplinary Committees) were selected. I was appointed by the Board as the new General Secretary as the successor of Kaya Yazgan. I took the office as a General Secretary in May 2012 together with Management, Audit and Disciplinary Committees. The "2013- 2017 Strategic Plan" preparation studies of our Association for have been finalized by the Advisory Committee. The Strategic Plan will be put into practice in the first months of 2013 after the approval of our Board.The mission of our Association was identified by the previous management as "To contribute in the development, strengthening and competitive capability of the Turkish Defence and Aerospace Industry". Within this scope, as our vision, I personally prefer to use "Being effective and influential voice of Defence, Aerospace, Space and Security Industries’ Manufacturers" until officially identified by our Board.

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