Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Turkey Defence & Security Report Q2 2013", is now available at Fast Market Research
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2013 -- BMI's Defence & Security report for Q213 examines Turkey's armed forces; its internal and external security challenges; defence industry and the country's defence procurement activity. BMI believes that Turkey will continue to suffer security challenges for some time in the form of the continued Kurdish nationalist insurgency affecting the country, the wider fallout from the tense security situation in the Middle East at large and the ongoing civil war in neighbouring Syria. Nevertheless, the country's armed forces will continue to play an active role in NATO and meet any future challenges to Turkey's security.
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BMI's Defence & Security Report has several key findings. In terms of domestic security, the Kurdish insurgency continues to challenge the country's policymakers and its armed forces. While a military response is seeking to contain and ultimately end this insurgency, a political solution in the form of negotiations could become increasingly important in helping to stop the violence once and for all. At the external level, Turkey continues to suffer the fallout from the deteriorating security situation inside Syria. Ankara will have to tread a delicate path to prevent the crisis from spilling over into the wider Middle East region.
In terms of the Turkish armed forces procurement, the government is under pressure to ensure that the military has the most modern materiel. This can be achieved by continuing to utilise Turkey's position as a trusted recipient of advanced defence hardware from the United States. Finally, the Turkish government will need to assist the growth of the domestic defence industry. This can be best achieved by purchasing indigenous materiel when appropriate, and encouraging continuing research and development efforts. Since the publication of BMI's last Turkey Defence & Security report, a number of changes have been made. These include:
- A discussion of the deployment of NATO surface-to-air missiles to Turkish border areas as the civil war in Syria continues to escalate.
- The latest details regarding modernisation efforts within Turkey's armed forces and timelines for deliveries of new equipment
- Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats tables for two of Turkey's leading defence contractors, plus details regarding the recent commercial activities of these businesses.
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