Turkey is building its own larger Pentagon version, spanning 135 million square feet and with approximately 15,000 personnel.


Turkish President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will give a speech at the Turkish Parliament held in Ankara, Turkey on July 15, 2021 at a commemorative ceremony to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the failure of the coup d’etat. The failure of the coup against him resulted in mass arrests and a thorough political crackdown. ADEMALTAN / AFP via Getty Images

  • Turkey’s military-industrial complex of crescents and stars is set to be larger than the US Department of Defense.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the compound “feared” the country’s enemies.

  • The complex is scheduled to be completed by May 2023, with a huge star-shaped and crescent-shaped building in the center.

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Turkey has begun construction of a huge military facility for defense staff called the “Turkish Department of Defense”.

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a new compound (tentatively called the crescent moon) “strikes fear” Turkish enemy, Nikkei Asia reported.

The entire complex covers a total of 135.6 million square feet, has an indoor area of ​​9.5 million square feet, and is set up to accommodate up to 15,000 staff, Erdogan said. According to the local media Daily Sabah.

In contrast, The US Department of Defense has 6.5 million square feet of office spaceAccording to the Pentagon, the entire floor space of the US Capitol may already fit in one of the Pentagon’s five wedges.

The artist’s impression of the Turkish Crescent Star Complex shows that it is set to adopt a ring structure similar to the Pentagon, but modeled after the Turkish flag.

According to the Daily Sabah, a giant star-shaped building serves as the entrance to the exhibition area and complex, while another giant crescent-shaped building surrounds the outdoor area of ​​the ceremony.

The complex is expected to be completed by May 2023 and will be used by Turkish Army and its Ministry of Defense staff.

At the groundbreaking ceremony by Nikkei, Prime Minister Erdogan said, “We will establish a structure here that gives confidence to our friends and fears our enemies by standing.”

The ceremony was held on the 99th anniversary of Victory Day, one of the major battles in Turkey. War of independence in the 1920s.

Crescent and stars are the latest in Erdogan’s mission Strengthen Turkey’s military power, To increase his popularity before the 2023 election While the country faces rising inflation Floods, wildfires. Turkey is focusing on local production of weapons and war equipment and is developing drones with payloads. Comparable to US Reaper airstrike drone, And its own Warship design and construction.

President Erdogan’s communications bureau did not immediately respond to insider requests for comment.

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