Our new technology move makes us proud

We have exerted great effort to achieve indigenous and national production, and I am genuinely pleased to see the results in the headline of this issue that coincides with the 140th anniversary of ICOC’s establishment.

For instance, Türkiye’s automobile Togg was demonstrated in Las Vegas in the USA in January 2022 and made a hit. Following the training jet, Hürkuş prepared to be delivered to our Air Forces, the demonstration date of our first National Fighter Jet is declared as 2023. Our domination that started with the UAVs and AUAVs in the skies continues with our first indigenous helicopter Gökbey after ATAK. We must constantly carry these achievements further.

Fully aware of such missions as ICOC, we founded Teknopark Istanbul and BTM. These two projects, BTM, where Turkish entrepreneurs embrace global achievements and Teknopark Istanbul, managing to become our defence industry’s headquarters, have been the concrete version of our dreams of 140 years. Inspired by our founder Sultan Abdulhamid II’s words, I shall add, “Nothing pleased us in the world more than serving our state and our nation.” This principle has been our guide for 140 years, and we will unite accordingly to continue to work for our country and our nation in the years ahead.

President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Şekib Avdagiç

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