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KSA, Turkey's largest gun market

The Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) of Turkey exported 52.6 million Turkish Liras worth of weapons and ammunition to Saudi Arabia in 2012

06.05.2013
KSA, Turkey's largest gun market

ANKARA (AA) -The Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) of Turkey exported half of its weapons and ammunition to Saudi Arabia in 2012.

MKEK, the main supplier of Turkish Armed Forces, keeps its range of production in four main groups including ammunition, rockets, weapons and explosives. 
MKEK not only serves the Turkish Armed Forces but also takes share in the International Defence Industry Market by exporting to more than 40 countries including Argentina, Vietnam, USA, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Increasing its exports year by year, MKEK exported 104 million and 432 thousand Turkish Liras worth of weapons and ammunition to 28 countries in 2012. 52.6 million Turkish Liras worth of exports were made to Saudi Arabia in 2012 followed by Bahrain and Pakistan.
MKEK aims to increase its exports to 75 million dollars in 2013. 
Exports of MKEK in Turkish Liras in 2012 are as follows:

Country        Amount (TL)
------------   -----------
Saudi Arabia    52,602,379
Bahrain          9,712,231
Pakistan         7,402,268
Belgium          7,253,974
Jordan           4,181,121
Spain            3,752,205
Kenya            3,427,028
Vietnam          3,284,378
Switzerland      2,884,593
Tunisia          2,446,116
Colombia         2,264,521
Italy            1,878,824
Azerbaijan         606,358
Germany            534,567
USA                513,116
TRNC               368,135
Morocco            366,148
Gabon              229,370
Venezuela          201,675
Georgia            121,242
Burkina FASO       117,051
Bulgaria           113,412
Greece              59,479
Thailand            46,014
Serbia              22,721
Belarus             18,377
Argentina           13,147
Bosnia&Herzegovina  12,442
TOTAL          104,432,904

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