Turkey Plans to Support Domestic Production of Wind Energy

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports legal changes on state purchasing to allow the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, or Tubitak, to set up companies and spur technology transfers, Chairman Yucel Altunbasak said. The agency wants to take stakes in startups, and may give Turkish manufacturers research and technical assistance, he said.

“There are legal problems with Tubitak forming commercial ventures or companies and we’re working on overcoming them,” he said today in Ankara. Tubitak is also supporting development of local auto, aviation, missile and radar technology, he said.