Famed for being the world's largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, TEKNOFEST was held at the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul on April 27-May 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh.
During his adress, President Erdoğan said, "TEKNOFEST has turned into a brand in its own field. We came together with our youth from different cities of our country extending from Samsun to Gaziantep who are enthusiastic about technology, defense industry and science. I hope TEKNOFEST may be auspicious for our country and nation as well as for the youth."
In its sixth edition, TEKNOFEST was organized by the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Turkish Technology Team Foundation with the support of Türkiye's leading technology companies, public institutions, including the Investment Office, media organizations and universities, playing a critical role in the development of advanced technology.
TEKNOFEST gathered hundreds of thousands of visitors, all enthusiastic to see air shows performed by Turkish Stars, Solo Türk, Hürkuş, Gökbey, Aksungur, Bayraktar TB2, Gendarmerie Steel Wings, Akıncı, Atak Helicopter, Anka, and domestic and national aircrafts.
Technology competitions were organized for various age groups, including primary, secondary, and high schools, as well as universities. Competitors challenged in 41 different categories, ranging from rockets to self-driving systems, from unmanned aerial vehicles to underwater systems, from hyperloop development to chip design.
At the end of the event, prizes were presented to the winners of several competition categories.