TEKNOFEST 2022, the 5th edition of the world's premier aerospace and technology festival, was held at Samsun Çarşamba Airport between August 30 and September 4.
Speaking at the event, President Erdoğan expressed pride that “our youth's adoption of a technology event is nothing short of an intellectual revolution."
President Erdoğan said TEKNOFEST has become a "feast" as 600,000 young people from 154,000 teams from Türkiye and 107 different countries competed in 40 different categories.
President Erdoğan also unveiled the newly designed National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System (MIUS), Kızılelma as a "game-changer" in military history.
"The reason why we are proud of many technology-based breakthroughs is not our enthusiasm for war, but our commitment to keep our country powerful," he added.
President Erdoğan also praised young people's accomplishments in TEKNOFEST categories ranging from aerospace, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, agriculture, and biotechnology, to the environment.
The six-day event co-organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology showcased activities as varied as air shows, seminars, exhibitions, competitions and fairs, attracting a vast footfall of 900,000 visitors.
The 2022 festival featured technology competitions in more than 40 different categories including semiconductors, UAVs, satellites, rockets, robotics, and AI.