Turkish Air Force Academy Joins the SAYP Program

A Protocol for cooperation within the scope of the Defense Industry Researcher Training Program (SAYP) was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), Havelsan, TAI and the Air Force Academy. 

Issue 65 - February 2016

Deputy Undersecretary for the Defense Industries Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi on behalf of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), TAI General Manager Mr. Muharrem Dörtkaşlı, Havelsan General Manager Mr. Ahmet Hamdi Atalay and the Commander of the Air Force Academy Major General Fethi Alpay attended the cooperation protocol ceremony held at the premises of the SSM. 

In his remark at the signing ceremony SSM’s Deputy Undersecretary Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi expressed that they previously signed contracts with nine universities, and today the Air Force Academy is included in this group, and adding that with this protocol signed with the Air Force Academy, a military Academy was included in the program for the first time. Stating that the goals set by the Turkish Defense Industry can be achieved merely by qualified human resources Dr. Tüfekçi said, “By deducting the post - graduate training in the Defense Industry from the companies’ off-set debts, we aim to establish an eco-system for the training of human resources”.