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Turkey's Military Industry

Asli Aksoy, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)



Asli Aksoy, SWP

Asli Aksoy of Germany's SWP examines the growth of Turkey's military industry. Turkey has reduced its arms imports from 70% to 30% and since 2002 its military industry has increased from $1 billion to $11 billion in 2020. This provides President Erdogan with a domestic success story that allows him to pursue an assertive foreign policy.

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