Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek attended the closing ceremony of TEKNOFEST, Turkey’s largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival.

Şimşek stated that TEKNOFEST is the most magnificent event that can be done for the country and said that it is an event that instills a love of science, curiosity and technology for everyone from 7 to 70.


“This is the ultimate feast”

Expressing that TEKNOFEST is a very critical festival for the future, Şimşek said, “The important thing is the previous processes. This is the ultimate feast. I know that there are preparations for this in classrooms all over the country. It will turn into an invention, this is the main thing. ASELSAN is the best example of Turkey’s defense industry. It is very critical to see the level it has reached. I am very impressed.” made its assessment.

Expressing that ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol, President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, Haluk Görgün, informed him about some technologies, Şimşek emphasized that these are very original, very advanced technologies that only a few countries in the world can produce. Şimşek said, “This is also very valuable for the survival of our country. On the one hand, it is very valuable in terms of seeing the point we have reached in the aviation and defense industry, and on the other hand, instilling this curiosity and love of science in children. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone who contributed. Congratulations, it is an extraordinary success. ” he said.


“Turkey’s future is very bright”

Noting that one component of TEKNOFEST is entrepreneurship, Şimşek said:

“We started with curiosity and combined it with science, innovation and finally the entrepreneurship ecosystem that will commercialize it, it’s great. There are universities, youth, industry, technology. There are all components of an ecosystem. The whole ecosystem is in place for success in Turkey. I believe that Turkey’s future is in the right place.” very bright. I hope we will produce products with very high added value and thus we will overcome some of our macro-economic problems very easily. We will overcome them thanks to the products that these events will bring, because we know the point the defense industry has reached. We need to produce products with high added value and close our current account deficit despite the very high energy bill I believe that this event, this feast, this festival will have a great contribution to this. Turkey’s future is very bright.”

Minister Şimşek, Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır and President of Presidency Defense Industry Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün visited the ASELSAN stand. ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol briefed Şimşek, Kacır and Görgün about the national engineering product systems exhibited at the stand.

The delegation then visited the stands including T3 Tent, agricultural technologies, transportation and communication technologies and BAYKAR in the area.

The delegation, which was met with great interest from the citizens, took pictures with the citizens in front of various stands and Kızılelma.

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