Türkiye's Largest Aerospace and Tech Festival Teknofest Held in Izmir

​The third edition of the largest aerospace and technology festival in the world TEKNOFEST took place at Çiğli Airport in the Aegean province of İzmir, following the likes of Istanbul and Ankara, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye.

Addressing the crowd at the opening ceremony, President Erdoğan drew attention to the ongoing events commemorating the Republic's centenary in a manner befitting its historical importance, saying, “We seek to introduce our youth to our Republic's century-old history through activities spanning a large spectrum. Teknofest is one of such activities. We work hard to ensure that as many young people as possible can enjoy Teknofest's magnificent atmosphere."

“We have always walked alongside the youth at every phase of our journey in politics. I have always enjoyed being a companion to the youth. I have always been proud of this country's youth, regardless of their views, origins, or lifestyles," President Erdoğan added.

During his speech, Minister of Technology and Industry Mehmet Fatih Kacır said, “We see here at Teknofest that, just as we have achieved a great breakthrough in the defense industry, we will also achieve great success with the technology initiatives that our young people will establish in areas ranging from the environment and energy to climate and health, tourism, and barrierfree life technologies."

Speaking at the event, the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3) Chairman Selçuk Bayraktar highlighted that Türkiye is “conducting research and development, producing, and advancing in every field."

Investment Office also welcomed hundreds of visitors and students at its Teknofest booth, looking to inspire Turkish youth to adopt a scientific mindset and to promote innovation in line with the government's technology goals.

TEKNOFEST is held 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.
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TEKNOFEST; Aerospace and Technology Festival; Türkiye; 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye