Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made some important statements during his speech at an event entitledNational Technologies and New Investmentswhere he revealed that he is preparing Turkey for future wars with the completion of the indigenous fighter in 2023.

Turkey is definitively interested in only one thing: the acquisition of its own fighter.

Now we are raising the bar higher. We are preparing our country for the war environment of the future, taking it higher,” he said, describing the defence industry as asuper-political field.

He praised the Turkish presidents ability to build warships and unmanned vehicles and then announced the date of completion of the indigenous fighter aircraft, which will be ready in 2023.

We are among the top 10 countries that can design, build and maintain their own warships. We are now among the top 3 countries in the world in drone production.

I hope that our national fighter aircraft will come out of the hangar in 2023 to show it to the world. This step is continuing rapidly and our national fighter aircraft will make its first flight in 2025 and take its place in the skies in 2029 as the strike force of our air force,” the Turkish president said, according to sigmalive.

Roots in antiquity

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from the future returned to the past, claiming that Turkeys war industry began to develop in the 3rd century. bC!

The roots of the war industry are not a new concept for the Turkish nation. It dates back to prehistoric times, to the 3rd century BC,” the Turkish president claimed.The Huns built double-curved bows with a long range and a long striking power,” Tayyip Erdogan claimed, while recalling that the Ottoman Empire had developed shipyards from its earliest years and had established an artillery corps long before the European armies.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also noted that the developments that started with threats and continued with the embargo during thePeace Operationin Cyprus revealed once again the need for a self-sufficient defence industry.

Today, the Turkish defence industry under the supervision of our presidency has become one of the most important sectors of our country,” the Turkish president said.