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The future of Turkey’s satellite industry

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Technological advancement is good for any country. But there are some technologies that set the countries that have them apart from those that don’t.

Nuclear weapons capability is one of these thingsç If you have a nuclear weapon then you belong to a different league.

The same can be said for satellites. If you have a satellite in orbit, you have a clear advantage over those countries that don’t. If you own a satellite, you have the advantage of better communication capabilities and military capabilities.

That is why for years Turkey has sought to own a satellite. We were all very happy when we witnessed the launch of our first satellite, Turksat 1B, back in 1994. We would have had a satellite even earlier if Turksat 1A had not........

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