"One of the main reasons for Turkiye to become a country that ensures security in the region and the world is the development of the national defense industry," said Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar at the opening ceremony of SAHA EXPO Defence & Aerospace Exhibition, ONA's Istanbul correspondent reports.
The minister noted that Turkey led the way in this field.
"We are already a country that produces our own weapons, drones, helicopters, missiles, and ships. We will also produce our own national fighter and tank in the near future. Also, fortunately, we are able to meet the defense needs of friendly and allied countries, especially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and Libya," Hulusi Akar stressed.