This discussion paper discusses the chronological development of Turkey’s indigenous defence industry and highlights the turning points, stimuli, and outcomes of these developments.

Edebali Murat Akca Enes Yavuz 01 May 2020

Turkey has persisted in an effort to advance its defence capability with new national defence industry aspirations and projects that have high percentages of indigenousness. It has its reasons and motivations, which are especially aimed toward owning a greater share of indigenously sourced weaponry and becoming less dependent upon arms imports. Turkey also seeks to become a key player in the global defence industry race. This paper discusses the chronological development of Turkey’s indigenous defence industry and highlights the turning points, stimuli, and outcomes of these developments.

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