In this research note we examine the new ways that the companies in NATO countries are finding to continue their economical relations with the Turkish state.

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Key findings:

  • Companies are finding new avenues to profit from the Turkish military-industrial complex, despite trends toward self-sufficiency in the Turkish arms market driven by Erdoğan’s nationalist intentions.
  • At least 6 of the top 10 and 40% of the world’s top twenty-five arms companies have established joint venture projects, daughter companies and knowledge-sharing agreements with the Turkish state in recent years.
  • The case of Rheinmetall: expert advice and engines of next-generation tanks being supplied by German companies despite state moratorium on tank upgrades during the Afrin operation.