The Turkish president criticised some countries for rejecting Turkey's requests to purchase weapons, while supplying them to terrorists in Syria through thousands of trucks and planes.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar is on a two-day visit to the UK to reaffirm close cooperation on defence and security, where he was hosted by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on HMS Prince of Wales.
Presidency of Defence Industries head Ismail Demir, who faces sanctions, says Washington's move will perhaps prompt development at faster speed as Turkish Defence Minister Akar confirms the decision will hurt US-Turkey alliance.
Turkey made a big investment in improving its naval defences in the last decade, increasing the number of warships and military vessels and relying on homegrown technology.
Turkish President Erdogan talked on Monday about the future of Turkish defence industry and the aim to make the country self-sufficient in 2023.
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