Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan to participate in Turkey defense expo

This year's expo will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Hakan Kurt, the CEO of Capital Exhibition. The event is expected to bring together more than 80 military delegations from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, Kurt said.

Turkey defense expo

Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo is set for Oct. 26-28 under the name Defense Port Turkey-South Asia.

This year’s expo will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Hakan Kurt, the CEO of Capital Exhibition. The event is expected to bring together more than 80 military delegations from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, Kurt said.

Noting that the recent development of the Turkish defense industry has been reflected in its export performance, Kurt said: “Our goal is to hit $5 billion of defense industry exports to those three countries over the next decade.”

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War victims get new homes

According to the reports – 108 affected families have shifted to houses constructed by the welfare organizations of Turkey and Pakistan in Syria. The reports claim that nearly 780,000 Syrians have been displaced due to recent years because of war and destruction in the country. Nearly, 204,000 people have returned home following a bout of calm after a peace deal between Turkey and Russia.

While the Turkish foundation Diyanet spearheaded the project, Pakistani welfare organization Baitussalam Welfare Foundation also funded the project. Both the welfare organizations say they are working to rehabilitate the devastated families.

The welfare organizations completed the project in 300 days. The residential project is located in the Deir Hassan area of Sarmada town in the South of Idlib. The project has 12 blocks and 108 flats. Currently, the women who have lost their husbands and children in the civil war are given permanent accommodation in the facility.

Nearly 85 flats were spared for these women, while disadvantaged families with disabled members from refugee camps are shifted in the remaining 23 flats. The residential complex has been built in the style of a village neighborhood.

Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk

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