Handover Ceremony at SSB: Prof. Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN Assumes Office from Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR

Date: Issue 123 - July 2023

Prof. Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN, who was appointed as the President of the Defence Industry Agency (SSB), assumed his position in a ceremony from Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR. GÖRGÜN stated that they will continue to enhance the defence industry ecosystem and said, "With our determination and belief, we are committed to doing whatever it takes for a fully independent defence industry. We eagerly look forward to serving our security forces and our homeland, whom we always stand by."

During the ceremony, Prof. Dr. GÖRGÜN and Prof. Dr. DEMİR exchanged ties as a memento of the day. In his speech, Prof. Dr. GÖRGÜN made the following statement: "I express my deepest gratitude to President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN for the trust he has shown in me by appointing me to the position of Defence Industry Agency, which requires greater responsibility and determination after my service at ASELSAN, the pride of our country. I offer my deepest gratitude to His Excellency, for whom we will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our country. We know the immense responsibility of this entrusted duty bestowed upon me with the approval of President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN. I express my gratitude to our President for the nine years of service during which he achieved remarkable successes for the Turkish defence industry."