The Turkish defense industry: foundations and future
The defence industry is a hot topic in Turkish politics. Ankara's latest military actions in Libya, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh pushed the sector further into the spotlight.
This paper aims to understand the current state of the Turkish defence industry. For this purpose, it is essential first to explore its history, which will explain Turkey's ambition, limitations, and why it is vital for Turkey's foreign policy. Afterwards, later sections focus on Turkey's take on the defence industry while examining its role at home and abroad. Finally, to consider the sector's future, this paper will analyse the risks and expected trajectory.
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