ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey has become self-sufficient in building its own navy.
According to the details, Turkey has joined the list of 10 countries capable of designing, manufacturing and maintaining warships.
Speaking at a workshop in Istanbul, President Erdogan said that Turkey will no longer have to rely on any other country’s weapons or fleet for its navy.
On this occasion, he attended the inaugural ceremony of the welding of Istanbul F-515 and the third Militia Corvette warship to be built for Pakistan Navy.
He said that Turkey is not only self-sufficient in the development of its naval weapons but is also in a position to provide warships to the navies of its friendly and brotherly countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that now no country can scare Turkey with sanctions because Turkey has enabled its defence industry to meet local needs as well as export it.
Erdogan said that the Istanbul Frigate’s addition to the Turkish Navy has increased its strength and that the Navy will no longer have to rely on any other country to protect its seas.
Earlier this month, Chief of Air Staff, PAF, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, who is on a 4-day official visit to Turkey, held meetings with the senior Military leadership of Turkey.
According to Pakistan Air Force Spokesperson, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan discussed ways to further promote Pakistan-Turkey defence ties, especially between the two air forces.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also called on Commander Turkish Air Force, Gen Hasan Küçükakyüz.
Both the commanders held a detailed discussion on enhancing collaboration between the two air forces to meet contemporary challenges.
The discussion included PAF’s participation in the Anatolian Eagle multinational exercise in Turkey, Turkish Air force participation in various exercises organized by PAF, exchange & training of pilots and cooperation in defence production.