Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences

Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences
Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences

Turkiye’s most extensive defence industry exhibition IDEF was last held in August 2021 in Istanbul at TUYAP Convention and Congress Centre. The Expo would be held in May usually but was delayed due to the Covid Pandemic.


 in the It was known that IDEF 2023 would be held in May, but the date was not declared as the location was not decided. Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) is expected to decide about the company and location soon. The date, however, is informed to partner institutions so that it takes place in the international event calendar.

IDEF 23 will be held on 9-12 May 2023 in Istanbul, Greece; on the other hand, will have its defence expo DEFEA on 9-11 May 2023.  

Greece held its first DEFEA Expo in July 2021. It was originally planned to be held in May 2019 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences

IDEF has been held 15 times until now. 

There are not many examples of holding defence expos in the region simultaneously.


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