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Turkey’s defense exports reach record levels in 2022, Erdogan says

Turkey’s president is touting the country's defense exports, which have reached a record high.
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Turkey’s defense exports reached $4.4 billion last year, the country's highest level ever, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. 

“Our defense exports … reached $4.4 billion, breaking a record,” Erdogan said at a delivery ceremony for six next-generation Firtina howitzers in Turkey’s northwestern province of Sakarya. The howitzers were locally manufactured by the joint Qatari-Turkish venture BMC.

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