Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will strengthen its defense industry, the country's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
"Turkey will turn into a strong world power," Turkish TRT Haber YV channel quoted Davutoglu as saying on Jan.13.
He said that Turkey did much for the development of the defense industry in the past years.
Earlier, Turkish Minister for Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Isik also said that the country intends to develop its defense industry.
The minister added that Turkey should be fully independent in the defense industry sphere which is important for the country.
Turkey's defense industry has focused on developing and manufacturing its own products in recent years. The country succeeded to reach 54-percent self-sufficiency in defense industry sphere.
Edited by SI
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