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Political scandal around the construction of Turkish corvettes

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In Turkey, a political scandal erupted around the tender for the purchase of corvettes, in connection with which the competition will be re-launched, writes Defense News 10 November.


The competition will be attended by seven leading shipyards of the country. In January, the Defense Industry Executive Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Recep Tayyip Erdogan), signed a contract for the construction of six corvettes with the country's largest business group, Koc Holding, which owns the shipyard RMK Marine (Istanbul). However, this decision was canceled, probably due to a political scandal. During the civil unrest in the country, the management of the holding supported the protesters. In particular, in June, demonstrators took refuge in a hotel in Istanbul, owned by a business group.

16 June angry prime minister, speaking at a public rally, said that "we know what hotel owners helped terrorists (protesting citizens) to escape from the police, this crime encourages terrorists to unlawful actions, and it will not go unpunished." The police used tear gas and pepper spray in the hotel, which is forbidden to be used indoors.

13 August Defense News announced that the government may revise the contract for the construction of the corvettes of the Milgem class, 26 September the contract was canceled. The head of the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry, Murad Bayar, stated that there is no political context.

The Corvette will cost 300-350 million. Turkey plans to use the experience of designing and building corvettes (8 units) to develop the first national frigate TF-2000 in the 2020's.
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  1. Airman
    Airman 11 November 2013 11: 47
    +6
    They wanted to get money for the construction of corvettes and help the protesters with that money, that is, bite the hand that feeds you. The answer was not long in coming. Politics is above all, even business.
    1. ayyildiz
      ayyildiz 11 November 2013 19: 33
      +2
      Political scandal, as well as the fact that SEDEF began to sue that the tender was not held correctly! At the moment, it was decided 4 will build in a military shipbuilding company!
    2. Nick
      Nick 11 November 2013 20: 42
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      Quote: Povshnik
      Politics is above all, even business.

      The nature of the relationship between economics and politics is vividly expressed in the classical Leninist formulas: "politics is the most concentrated expression of economics ..."
      Therefore, politics and business go hand in hand. The only question is whose business goes hand in hand with politics ... wink
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 11 November 2013 22: 00
      0
      Quote: Povshnik
      They wanted to get money for the construction of corvettes and help the protesters with that money, that is, bite the hand that feeds you. The answer was not long in coming

      If it were protesters, by the way this hotel was smashed there - major repairs are required. The thing is in the undercover games - you understand the East !?
  2. Akim
    Akim 11 November 2013 12: 02
    +3
    Has risen in price. The first Milgems cost 280 lemons.
    1. ayyildiz
      ayyildiz 11 November 2013 19: 36
      +1
      Milgam costs 260 million! At least everyone writes like that!
  3. makarov
    makarov 11 November 2013 12: 10
    +9
    For the sake of personal enmity, first of all, to spoil his state, this is also Erdogan's "protective interest".
    1. ayyildiz
      ayyildiz 11 November 2013 19: 38
      +1
      Quote: makarov
      For the sake of personal enmity, first of all, to spoil his state, this is also Erdogan's "protective interest".


      There is nothing like that!
  4. aud13
    aud13 11 November 2013 13: 19
    +1
    If you stick around and do so, with the following unrest, the demonstrators will use the services of the newly-won concern, it will turn out that the results of the competition will again be canceled.
    In this case, after some time, the Turkish Navy will be a Navy without ships.
  5. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 11 November 2013 14: 36
    +6
    Erdogan is shaking the country more and more, he has neutralized the military, is now preparing a quiet Islamic revolution, either he will be thrown as Mursi, or Turkey will soon heal according to Sharia law. The West is tensing more and more about this, they also say that if Turkey moves from democracy to the Islamic regime, it may become the first country to be expelled from NATO by force. In any case, this will adversely affect the standard of living of an ordinary Turk.
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 11 November 2013 16: 51
      -3
      Quote: And Us Rat
      it may become the first country to be expelled from NATO by force.

      is it YOU Radmsussen said or Netanyahu ... wassat
      Quote: And Us Rat
      Erdogan shakes the country more and more

      and the batch then apologized to the country that had spread it and, moreover, returned the ship .... You don’t recognize the weak ... You recognize the strengths of this world laughing
    2. ayyildiz
      ayyildiz 11 November 2013 19: 39
      -1
      Quote: And Us Rat
      Turkey will switch from democracy to Islamic regime

      Have you ever been to Turkey?
  6. individual
    individual 11 November 2013 14: 58
    +2
    Quote:
    "The (Turkish) police used tear gas and pepper spray in the hotel, which are not allowed in enclosed spaces."

    Op pa !!!
    Again, the illegal use of chemical "weapons".
    Obama prepare "axes" to punish Ankara for crossing the "red line"
    the use of weapons of mass destruction. am
    Or Putin is their chem. disarm its initiative?
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 11 November 2013 16: 52
      0
      Quote: individ
      the use of chemical "weapons".


      arazve tear gas chemical weapons ... then all countries must be punished .... smile
  7. Yeraz
    Yeraz 11 November 2013 16: 06
    -2
    Normally, everything will be with the Turks))
  8. Starina_hank
    Starina_hank 11 November 2013 16: 15
    +1
    However, the tender involved SEVEN leading shipyards, and in Russia ...?
  9. vahatak
    vahatak 11 November 2013 17: 05
    +1
    Maybe they just did not have time to roll back? Or did you think that after the overthrow of Erdogan, the tsan will grow a little?
    1. ayyildiz
      ayyildiz 11 November 2013 19: 41
      +1
      We have passed the time of kickbacks a long time ago, you still have kickbacks everywhere!
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 12 November 2013 09: 14
        0
        Quote: ayyildiz
        We have passed the time of kickbacks a long time ago, you still have kickbacks everywhere!

        Turkey is one of the worst 10 countries where bribery is commonly used to win contracts, according to a survey by Ernst & Young, among senior executives of firms in 36 countries.
        Regarding the “general” perception of corruption, Turkey ranks 11th on the list of the worst among European countries. Company executives have no faith in the transparency of business in their country, 96 percent of them, according to Ernst & Young, say bribery and corruption are widespread in the country.

        (This is not me who conducted the survey laughing )
        1. ayyildiz
          ayyildiz 12 November 2013 22: 29
          +1
          Quote: lelikas
          Turkey is one of the worst 10 countries where bribery is commonly used to win contracts, according to a survey by Ernst & Young, among senior executives of firms in 36 countries.


          We are very very far from Russia in this regard! wink
  10. voliador
    voliador 11 November 2013 18: 00
    +2
    We also need new strike ships at the Black Sea Fleet.