Turkey has no scientific or tech know-how - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mehmet
    • 14.10.09 | 09:13 (IST)

    From the point of view of know-how, Turkey is eons behind even countries such as Iran or Serbia, despite having thousands of engineers cream of which market washing liquid rather than design which they are not capable of anyway. So, Turkey has no military power of its own, all weapons and electronic systems apart from very insignificant few which are made by the state electronic company ASELSAN are imported from US, germany or israel. So, a country like this cannot really impose anything militarily in the international arena. All it can do is to create small stomach aches like Erdogan did a couple of days ago. The GPS systems and flight software are black box imported from US which we cannot use in case of a crisis if US does not let us. The problem is that the Turkish public is so ignorant, so super-ignorant that they do not know these. Having said all these, I think it is a right thing to publically accuse israel of crimes against humanity. Somebody has to say it. Not Erdogan though.

    from the article: After snubbing Israel, Turkey to hold defense drills with Syria
    First published 03:05 14.10.09 | Last updated 12:00 02.11.09
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