Emphasizing that Turkey is now taking firm steps from being an importing country to being an exporting country, Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir underlined that IDEF, which will be held for the 15th time this year, is among the most prestigious defense industry fairs in the world.
C4Defence: IDEF 2021 takes place with great participation at a time of global restrictions in all sectors. What is Turkey’s message to the world with IDEF?
President of Defense Industry (SSB) Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir: As of 2020, the defense industry sector, like all sectors, was significantly affected by the epidemic that affected the world. The defense industry fairs planned to be held around the world in 2020 could not be held. These fairs, where the whole world has the opportunity to follow the new developments in the defense industry, are one of the most important organizations of the sector. IDEF, which we will organize for the 15th time this year, is among the most prestigious defense industry fairs in the world. At the fair, where all kinds of opportunities will be provided for the participating companies to promote their products and capabilities, our companies will have the opportunity to exhibit the platforms and systems they have developed with domestic and national resources. IDEF will be an arena where we will show the world the progress Turkey has made in the defense industry.