The Turkish defense industry will develop, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.
According to Erdogan, strengthening the defense industry is vital for Turkey.
He noted that, unfortunately, the terrorists in northern Syria are armed with the weapons of Ankara’s allies.
"Countries that deem to be the allies of Turkey should not supply terrorists in the north of Syria," Erdogan said.
Earlier, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will strengthen its defense industry and become a world leader in the production of defense products.
"I instruct all law enforcement agencies not to import products of the defense industry. Turkey is capable of providing itself with relevant products," Erdogan said.
According to him, the mass production of the Turkish-made ALTAY tank will begin in the near future.
"Turkey is forced to strengthen its defense industry," Erdogan said.
In recent years, Turkish investments in the defense industry reached about $35 billion.
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