Turkey plans to develop cooperation in the space sphere with Turkic-speaking countries, including Azerbaijan. This was announced by the head of the Turkish Space Agency Serdar Hussein Yildirim in an interview with journalists in Baku, Trend reports referring to Anadolu.
“Any developed country should be among the leaders in the space sector,” said the head of the agency.
According to him, there is undoubtedly potential in Azerbaijan that Turkey could use.
“There are many good scientists here, whose knowledge and experience will be useful to Turkey in the implementation of the space program. In the near future, we intend to establish cooperation with other countries, and eventually take a worthy place in astronautics, ”he said.
Yıldırım stressed that when developing the space program, Turkey has set itself ambitious goals. “Our country certainly has all the capabilities to implement the space program. We believe in our strength and are ready for international cooperation, ”he said.
According to the head of the Turkish agency, negotiations on the space program have already been held with almost 20 countries. “The dialogue continues, including with the relevant structures of Russia, the USA, China, Japan and European countries. International cooperation meets the interests of all countries, ”added Yildirim.