Strategic Autonomy

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    In USA exists DARPA.
    LINK: DARPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The equivalent in Turkey is SSM.
    SSM currently supervises 26 Billion $ in projects
    LINK: [State News Agency] Anadolu Ajansi - TURKEY'S DEFENSE INDUSTRY UNDERSECRETARIAT PURSUES 250 PROJECTS


    As of 2010, the share of national defense companies in overall arms procurement has reached 51%.
    The head of SSM says, that this rate will reach 75% in 2015.
    LINK: 1:1 English Translation (2nd link) by Defense Blog
    LINK: Sabah - 1.000 KOBI silah yapiyor

    Defense Exports have reached 1 Billion $.
    LINK: defensenews.com - Soaring Toward $1B in Exports

    We now also offer credits to nations to buy weapons.
    LINK: Bloomberg - Turkey to Promote Credit to Boost Defense Exports

    There are being established 3 defense exports offices abroad.
    1 will be hosted directly in Qatar's General Staff Headquarters.
    LINK: Turkey to open three defense export offices abroad

    Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and SSM are constructing a defense-industry Technopark at 'Sabiha Gökcen' airport.
    27 Istanbul Universities and defense industry will give work to 30.000 engineers.
    LINK: Techno center in Istanbul aims to generate $5 billion annually - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
    Istanbul Chamber of Commerce has about 300.000 member companies and its own University.
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    Key Highlights for later reference in my posts:
    - 51% national procurement in overall procurement
    - 75% target by 2015
    - 1 Billion $ defense exports was reached in 2010
    - Credit mechanism for foreign countries to purchase Turkish weapons
    - 3 defense export Offices being established abroad, 1 in Qatar's General Staff Headquarters
    - Key airport 'Sabiha Gökcen' will host a defense-industry Teknopark bringing together 27 Universities and defense-companies.



    Turkish economy has tripled between 2002 and 2010.
    LINK: Bloomberg - Turkey: Erdogan's New Elite
    LINK: World Bulletin / Politics / Turkey's national income triples in past 8 years
    It is now world's 16th largest economy.

    The year 2014 is a critical year.
    Major weapon development programs will be finalized in 2012-2014 period.

    Side-Note:
    Sabiha Gökcen was the world's first female combat pilot.
    LINK: Sabiha Gökçen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Talking to your self again ekrem?
     
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    Turkey is 3rd biggest donor in Development Assistance given to 5 immediate neighbours.
    In Iran and Syria, Turkey is ranked 7th biggest donor.
    LINK: 136 ülkeye ’el’ uzattik, 3 milyar dolar kalkinma yardimi verdik - Hürriyet

    10-fold increase of Development Aid
    stats.oecd.org

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    Regional breakdown
    Following the increase of Turkey’s international activities, the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, decided to move its Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office from New York to Istanbul.
    44.4 % -- Caucasus and Central Asia regions
    26.8 % -- Balkans and Eastern Europe
    24.6 % -- Middle East and Africa
    3.8 % --- Far East.

    LINK: Turkey continues donating aid despite global economic distress - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
     
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    It's all he has.

    Sadly, no woman. Hairy or not. :razz:

    Help him syrenn. He very badly needs softening.
     
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    He is talking to himself again!
     
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    UK Trade & Invest
    ukti.gov.uk <-- LINK to Press release

    - 65 % of industrial exports from the Middle East and North Africa originate from Turkey.
    - One in four of the largest companies in the Middle East and North Africa are Turkish.
     

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