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Defense Industry Suffers 'Brain Drain' Amid Political Crackdown

January 09 2019


Turkey's defense procurement authority has launched an initiative to understand why top defense industry personnel are leaving for jobs in Western countries, reports Defense News.  In recent months, at least 272 Turkish defense industry officials, primarily senior engineers, left for jobs in the West, according to a new survey by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), which reports directly to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. were the...

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