Erdogan to attend Teknofest Istanbul on Saturday

By Elif Kucuk

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend Turkey’s first aerospace and technology festival in Istanbul on Saturday.

Teknofest Istanbul, organized by the Turkey Technology Team Foundation (T3) and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, aims to promote and showcase Turkey's rapid advance in technology during its four-day-long activities.

"Tomorrow I will be at the TEKNOFEST to live the excitement of the ‘National Technology Moves' with our youth. I expect everyone who follows their dreams at the Istanbul New Airport tomorrow,” Erdogan wrote on his Twitter account.

Anadolu Agency is the global communication partner of the festival, organized at the massive new airport that is due to officially open next month.

The Teknofest – opened on Thursday — features air shows, aviation demonstrations, technology competitions, seminars on cutting-edge technology, and an international entrepreneurship summit, along with other activities.

As part of the festival, the leading Turkish defense and technology institutions and corporations such as Aselsan, Baykar, IGA, Isbak, Roketsan, TAI, Turkish Airlines, TUBITAK and TURKSAT will organize competitions in 12 different categories.