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Turkey Defence & Security Report Q4 2012: New research report available at Fast Market Research

Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Turkey Defence & Security Report Q4 2012", is now available at Fast Market Research

 
PRLog - Sep. 14, 2012 - As NATO's only Muslim member, and occupying a unique geographical position at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Turkey's defence and security situation has great strategic importance to all of these regions and to the wider world.

BMI's Defence & Security report for Q412 examines Turkey's armed forces; its internal and external security challenges; defence industry and the country's defence procurement activity. BMI believes that Turkey will continue to suffer security challenges for some time in the form of the continued Kurdish nationalist insurgency affecting the country and from the wider fallout from the tense security situation in the Middle East at large. Nevertheless, the country's armed forces will continue to play an active role in NATO and meet any future challenges to Turkey's security.

BMI's Defence & Security Report has several key findings. In terms of domestic security, the Kurdish insurgency continues to challenge the country's policymakers and its armed forces. While a military response is seeking to contain and ultimately end this insurgency, a political solution in the form of negotiations could become increasingly important in helping to stop the violence once and for all. At the external level, Turkey continues to suffer the fallout from the deteriorating security situation inside Syria. Ankara will have to tread a delicate path to ensure that Turkey's territorial sovereignty is not violated by the Syrian armed forces, while at the same time working to prevent the crisis from spilling over into the wider Middle East region.

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In terms of the Turkish armed forces procurement, the government must ensure that the military has the latest materiel. This can be achieved by continuing to utilise Turkey's position as a trusted recipient of advanced defence hardware from the United States. Finally, the Turkish government must assist the growth of the domestic defence industry. This can be best achieved by purchasing indigenous materiel when appropriate, and encouraging continuing research and development efforts.

Since the publication of BMI's last Turkey Defence & Security report, a number of changes have been made. These include:

* A discussion of Turkey's recent loss of a combat aircraft to Syrian ground-based air defences.
* The addition of a discussion of Turkey's defence decision-making process and its grand strategy.
* An update of the respective orders of battle of the Turkish Army, Air Force and Navy.
* Details of the Turkish government's latest acquisition efforts across the ground-based air defence: military-trainer and light-strike aircraft: unmanned aerial vehicles, maritime patrol aircraft and corvette domains.

Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Turkey Security SWOT
- Turkey Defence Industry SWOT
- Turkey Political SWOT
- Turkey Economic SWOT
- Turkey Business Environment SWOT
Global Political Outlook
- No Respite From Political Risks
- Global Flashpoints: Eurozone, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Korea
- Table: Election Timetable
- Wild Cards To Watch
Middle East Security Overview
- The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s
- The Middle East In A Global Context
- Challenges And Threats To Stability And Security
- Regional Power Dynamics
- Nuclear Proliferation
- External Powers
- Scenarios For The Middle East
Europe Security Overview
- The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s
- Europe In A Global Context
- Europe's Key Security Issues Over The Coming Decade
Security Risk Analysis
- BMI's Security Ratings
- Table: Europe Security Risk Ratings
- Table: Europe State Terrorism Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- Turkey's Security Risk Ratings
Political Overview
- Domestic Politics
- Constitutional Writing Presents Numerous Obstacles
- Long-Term Political Outlook
- Structural Changes To Continue Through 2010s
- Long-Term Political Risk Rating: Uncertainty Weighs
- Foreign Relations
- Iran Nuclear Dispute Crib Sheet And FAQ
Turkey Security Overview
- Internal Security Situation
- Table: Insurgent Groups
- External Security Situation
Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Defence Decision-making
- Grand Strategy
- Order of Battle
- International Deployments
- Table: Foreign Deployments
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Market Structure
- Arms Trade Overview
- Table: Key Players In Turkey's Defence Sector
- Procurement Trends And Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces
- Table: Turkey's Armed Forces, 2000-2008 ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated)
- Table: Turkey's Manpower Available For Military Service, 2009-2016 (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated)
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Turkey's Defence Expenditure, 2009-2016
- Table: Turkey's Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Defence Trade
- Table: Turkey's Defence Exports, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Table: Turkey's Defence Imports, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Table: Turkey's Defence Trade Balance, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Macroeconomic Outlook
- Still Vulnerable To External Shocks
- Table: Turkey - Economic Activity, 2011-2016
Company Profiles
- Aselsan Military Electronics Industry Inc
- Havelsan AS
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
- Sources

About Business Monitor International

Business Monitor International (BMI) offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to help senior executives, analysts and researchers assess and better manage operating risks, and exploit business opportunities, across 175 markets.  BMI offers three main areas of expertise: Country Risk BMI's country risk and macroeconomic forecast portfolio includes weekly financial market reports, monthly regional Monitors, and in-depth quarterly Business Forecast Reports.  Industry Analysis BMI covers a total of 17 industry verticals through a portfolio of services, including in-depth quarterly Country Forecast Reports.

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