IDEF’13 Eurasian Meeting

Date: Issue 38 - November 2012

IDEF International Defence Industry Fairs have been conducted biannually and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) since 1993. The introductory meeting IDEF 2013 was held in Ankara with the participation of the Undersecretary for Defence Industries (SSM) Murad Bayar, TAFF General Manager Hayrettin Uzun, SSM Deputy Undersecretaries Dr. Faruk Özlü, Serdar Demirel, Orhan Öge, Sedat Güldoğan, Defence and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association (SaSAD) Chairman of the Board Cengiz Ergeneman, SaSAD General Secretary Hüseyin Baysak, Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) officials, Embassies’ Military Attaches, Defence Industry companies’ representatives and press agents.

In his opening speech, TAFF General Manager Hayrettin Uzun stated that 11th of IDEF fairs shall be held on 7-10 May 2013 at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center in İstanbul. "TAFF has been successfully realized 10 IDEF fairs since 1993. As a ‘Eurasian Meeting’, IDEF is the biggest fair at the region and amongst top 5 in the world and has become a brand in recent years" said Uzun. At his speech, Uzun thanked Minister of National Defence İsmet Yılmaz as well as the managers of Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. for their support and contribution.