Greece's purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets, METEOR missile (long range), MICA (interception, combat, self-defense), SCALP (cruise) and AM39 EXOCET (anti-ship), as well as the possibly purchase of two modernized light stealth frigates calls to ask the state of bilateral Franco-Turkish relations in the field of armaments.
These relationships have a long historical past. They have intensified over the past 30 years with numerous contracts won in Turkey by French manufacturers.
With more than 700 defense programs underway, 104 of which are devoted to research and development, Turkey now gives high priority to this sector. It encourages international technological partnerships to consolidate its rise in skills.
Discover in this special note, realized by Patrice MOYEUVRE, a complete analysis of Franco-Turkish relations in the field of armaments.