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Turkish defense export reaches $1.1 billion

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Turkish defense and aviation companies' exports increased by 11.5 percent in the first ten months of 2013, compared to the same period in the previous year.

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Exports of Turkish defense and aviation industry reached $1.117 billion in the first ten month of this year, Exporters Assembly's figures showed.

The United States topped the list of buyers by purchasing $405 million worth of defense products from Turkey over the first ten month this year. Italy followed the US at $64 million, while Ukraine came third with $56 million in purchases.

Ankara came first among other cities by exporting $466 million of defense and aviation goods. Turkish defense and aviation companies' export sees 68 percent increase in October, which reached $130 million.

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