April 26, 2017 / 9:42 AM / 3 months ago

Turkey hopes for major defence export deal with Saudi Arabia - defence minister

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Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016.Tumay Berkin/Files

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey hopes to sign a major defence export deal with Saudi Arabia, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Wednesday, describing the potential deal as one of the biggest for Turkey's defence industry.

Speaking at a conference for defence and aviation industry exporters in Ankara, Isik said Turkey hoped to reach an agreement over the deal soon. He gave no further details.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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