February 9th local time, Turkish President Erdoğan announced Turkey’s national space program in the capital Ankara.
Erdoğan said that Turkey will achieve 10 goals in the aviation field within a decade.
The first and most important goal is to land on the moon by 2023 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.
The second goal is to establish an independent brand to improve international competitiveness in the development of the new generation of satellites.
In addition, Erdoğan said that Turkey will develop its own satellite positioning system and establish more advanced space observation equipment.
The ultimate goal of the plan is to send a Turkish citizen into space.
Erdoğan said that the plan would help Turkey “enter the higher echelon in the field of international space competition”.
The plan will be implemented by the Turkish Space Agency.