Curiosity in Turkey’s protection field escalating, formal claims

Sevil Erkuş – ANTALYA

Protection Industries Presidency (SSB) head İsmail Demir on March 12 explained demand from customers for Turkish defense industries is escalating around mounting tensions in the region.


He pointed at the point that recent escalation among Ukraine and Russia activated stability fears of nations in the region, which also raised the need for the protection industries. Baltic and Balkan countries are in an “awareness and preparatory period” on maximizing their protection capacities, he explained to a team of journalists on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Discussion board.

Turkey will turn out to be a popular country not only for its armed drones but also for a extensive assortment of defense machines, Demir added.

The official pressured that Turkey at this time has no talks possibly with Russia and Ukraine on the problem of protection industries given the truth that the two get-togethers are in a state of war.

The procedure on the S-400 missile defense technique with Russia does not envisage a new step in the limited interval as effectively, he included.

“We’ll feel about their destiny [of the defense projects] when things serene down,” he reported.


Elaborating on the use of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drones by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in its war with Russia, Demir said, “Our place of perspective is that the products we provide develop into the property of that nation. That country is cost-free to use them.”

“The resource of the solution may well be Turkey, but it is now the house of that country. And the nation can use its home as it wishes,” he mentioned, incorporating that Turkey also has been threatened by a variety of weapons in some of its confrontations but that Ankara has never questioned the country of manufacture.

He reminded that a timetable is implemented for schooling and supply of Turkish defense devices to Ukraine. “According to the information of the SSB, there is no desire of instruction or shipping and delivery of products at present,” Demir mentioned.

The official emphasized that Turkey would not “add fuel to the fire” in the war in between Russia and Ukraine.

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