Turkish defense industry envoy visits Iraq

Ismail Demir, the head of Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency, and the accompanying Turkish defense industry delegation visited the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

The development of bilateral defense relations is discussed during the meetings.

Turkish Aerospace general manager Temel Kotil, ASELSAN head Haluk Gorgun, and STM general manager Ozgur Guleryuz attended the meetings.  

Turkey's Ambassador to Iraq, Ali Riza Guney, said on Twitter: "Another important visit from Turkey to Iraq... Our Defense Industries Presidency is in Baghdad with our companies to improve our relations..."

Iraqi Defense Minister Cuma Inad recently expressed his country’s interest in the Turkish defense products via a local television program.  

We asked Turkey for offers and contracts to purchase Bayraktar TB2 [drones], 12 T129 ATAK helicopters and six unmanned aerial vehicle defense systems,” said Inad. “We reached an agreement on the purchase of the Bayraktar UAV.”

Attending the International Defense Industry Fair 2021 (IDEF'21) held in Istanbul on Aug. 19, Inad met with Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. 

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