Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir made a statement after Canada revoked its export permits.
Monday, April 12, after the Canadian Foreign Minister announced the cancellation of export permits for Turkey, SSB Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir made some statements on his Twitter account. Ismail Demir, “Turkey sanctions and embargoes are going to laugh. “ made his statement. In addition, Demir showed the example of the UAV camera CATS produced by ASELSAN, explaining that “we have no commitment to any country in this regard.”
Demir shared that with the embargoes applied, you will learn what you need and which product will be manufactured and put it into practice. Ismail Demir said,
” From this point of view, we also thank these countries. No one will be able to turn us away from our goal of a fully independent defense industry.”
1️⃣ Bize uygulanan yaptırımlara ve ambargolara gülüp geçiyoruz.
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) April 13, 2021
Canada’s Foreign Minister announced the cancellation of suspended export permits for Turkey in October 2020.
The Canadian government has revoked permits to export military goods and technology to Turkey as a result of allegations that Azerbaijan used Canadian technology in the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau,
“Canadian technology being exported to Turkey after this examination finds reliable evidence used in the Nagorno-Karabakh today, 2020 I announce the cancellation of permits suspended in the autumn.”
In his words, he stated the embargo to be applied to Turkey.