Turkey and South Korea that carried out the important projects like Altay Main Battle Tank, KT-1 T Basic training aircraft and Fırtına (Storm) self-propolled howitzer, carry on their works to improve relations in defense industry.
SAHA Istanbul Defense and Aerospace Clustering Association and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency officials have come together to strengthen the cooperation between two countries in SAHA Istanbul’s office, located in Teknopark Istanbul.
İlhami Keleş (Secretary-general of SAHA Istanbul), Kim Hyeon Cheol ( Director of KOTRA), Hong Seung Min ( Deputy director of KOTRA), Hasan Özgündüz (Assistant manager of KOTRA), Defence and Technology chief editor Muhammet Metin, Defence and Technology deputy chief editors Osman Albay and Serkan Metin have attended the meeting on November 8.
Officials exchanged views on work together by determining of Korean and Turkish armies requirements. Secretary general İlhami Keleş, “We support the companies to meet the weapon systems requirement of Turkish Armed Forces nationally and increase the efficiency in defence, aerospace and space fields and end the dependence on foreign countries by producing high technology products. In this direction, we are ready for collaboration with foreign companies that will contribute Turkish companies,” said.
“We lean towards collaboration with South Korean companies. Because South Korea is the country that welcomed our ancestors with open arms. As the country, we are grateful,” he added.
KOTRA Director Kim Hyeon Cheol, “We have strong ties from far in the past. We are pleased to take part in joint projects with Turkish companies”, indicated.
“The two countries give particular importance to defence industry because of neighboring countries related problems. In this direction, the South Korean companies are ready to share the know-how and technical possibilities with Turkish companies,”, also he stated.