Turkish defense industry targeting South Asian markets

Domestic demand for Turkey's defense products is reaching the saturation point, and Ankara has its eye on South Asia as the most lucrative potential market.

People look at a Turkish T-129 ATAK attack helicopter during the opening day of the 13th International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey, May 9, 2017. (photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East are showing a lot of interest in Turkey's defense companies. For example, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, during his recent visit to Ankara, personally participated in a  of a T-129helicopters with 30 T-129s from Turkey.

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