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Erdoğan unveils 10-year Turkish space programme

President says he is aiming for ‘top league in space race’ as rival UAE basks in Mars success

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has unveiled an ambitious 10-year space programme, a first for the country that highlights Ankara’s plans to compete with other…

  • Bethan McKernan
  • The Guardian

Speaking on Tuesday evening during a live televised event laced with special effects, the president said the first goal of the comprehensive programme was to make contact with the…

Other missions include sending Turkish astronauts into space, building a Turkish spaceport, and developing sophisticated satellite and…

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