Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), is a center of technology in design, development, manufacturing and after-sales support in Turkey.
TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.
October 2016: News Item A-1: "Turkish Airlines (CEO) Temel Kotil Resigned to Head Turkish Aerospace Industries" by Kurt Hofmann email@example.com, October 21, 2016.
Turkish Airlines (THY)’s long-term (CEO) Temel Kotil has resigned to become head of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), a center of technology in design, development, manufacturing and after-sales support in Turkey. (THY) issued a statement October 21 saying it has appointed Bilal Eksi as General Manager.
February 2017: Ankara-based Turkish Aerospace Industries (TPZ) is on a drive to increase revenues substantially and grow its international presence under new President & (CEO) Temel Kotil who leads the company after leaving his position as (CEO) of Turkish Airlines (THY).
Temel has ambitious growth plans for (TPZ), a subcontractor to Airbus (EDS) and Boeing (TBC). He said “If we can become a $10 billion company, our size would be similar to Embraer (EMB). The aim is to become one of the 10 big players in the world."