Turkey is a booming market and emerging hub for markets in Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. On the civil aviation side, Turks are frequent flyers. Domestic and international passenger numbers totaled over 85 million last year. Turkey’s strategic location ensures unrivaled advantages in airline, MRO, cargo and air taxi services in the region. Istanbul is considering adding a 3rd international airport. At the same time, there is strong growth in Turkey’s defense sector. The Turkish market is particularly promising for U.S. suppliers seeking joint-venture opportunities. There are increased opportunities for US small- and medium- sized enterprises within a Turkish partnership framework to enable the modernization of the Turkish Armed Forces. Within the next 25 years, combat weapons and equipment will need to be replaced or modernized.

As a participant in the trade mission, you will benefit from the following:

  • Pre-travel briefings/webinar on subjects ranging from business practices in Turkey to security
  • U.S. Embassy Country Team Briefing led by the Ambassador (TBC)
  • Pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings with potential buyers, partners, distributors, and local industry contacts
  • Transportation to/from the hotel to meetings for the duration of the mission
  • Meetings with U.S. and Turkish government officials
  • Participation in industry networking lunches and receptions
  • High profile local and international press coverage

Turkey Trade Mission Schedule (TBC)


  • $3,435 for small- or medium-sized enterprise (less than 500 employees)
  • $4,850 for large firms

** Lodging, domestic and international airfare, and most meals NOT included; $500 for each additional company representative.

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Fill out the Trade Mission Application and email or fax the completed form to:

Mark Cooper
Email: Mark.Cooper@trade.gov
Fax: (317) 582-2301

Amy Magat
Email: Amy.Magat@trade.gov
Fax: (213) 894-1197

We will accept up to 15 qualified companies on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to U.S. Department of Commerce vetting. 

For more information on the Turkey Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission, contact either of the following individuals:

Mark Cooper
U.S. Export Assistance Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: (317) 582-2300
Email: Mark.Cooper@trade.gov

Amy Magat
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Export Assistance Center
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 894-3966
Email: Amy.Magat@trade.gov