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Mr. Lütfi Varoğlu, Head of International Cooperation at Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, SSM informed us about Turkish Defence Industrie

Issue 39

Defence Turkey: First of all, thank you very much for this interview. What level of success has our defence industry achieved in respect of export when taking into account 2012 figures? How do you assess 2013 in terms of export activities in figures?

First of all, I would like to thank you for this opportunity. In terms of export figures, I am so glad to announce that Turkish Defence and Aerospace Industry has reached to 1.26 billion USD. As you know, the Strategic Plan that we prepared and published for the years 2012-2016 is aiming to reach 2 billion USD of defence exports at the end of the term. In this context, we can say that we are taking positive results regarding the objectives of the Strategic Plan when we consider the gradually increasing export figures of the past few years. These achievements prove that we are on the right path regarding our efforts.

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