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Facing Sanctions, Turkey's Defense Industry Goes to Plan B

Nov 7, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
The pilot of a Turkish F-16 greets the crowd after performing at the Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival in Istanbul on Sept. 22, 2019.

The pilot of a Turkish F-16 greets the crowd after performing at the Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival in Istanbul on Sept. 22, 2019. Turkey is well-placed to ride out the storm from Western embargoes on its arms industry.

(ISLAM YAKUT/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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