International Defence Industry Fair

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IDEF International Defence Industry Fair
IDEF Uluslararası Savunma Sanayi Fuarı
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IDEF'15 held in May 2015 at TÜYAP Fair Ground, Istanbul.
Status Active
Genre Fair
Frequency Bi-annually
Country Turkey
Inaugurated 1993
Founder Turkish Armed Forces Foundation
Most recent 8 May 2015 (2015-05-08)
Previous event 2013
Next event 2017
An FNSS Pars 8x8 armoured personnel carrier at the IDEF 2007 fair in Ankara.

The International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) is a defence industry fair held in Turkey and organized by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation since 1993.[1] The Foundation organizes the IDEF once in every two years and before each fair it chooses the organizer firm and exhibition venue by calling a tender.[1] The exhibitions generally take place in Ankara or Istanbul.[1]

The IDEF 2011 took place in Istanbul on May 10-13, 2011, at the TÜYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center.[1] 437 delegation members, including 22 Ministers, 4 Chiefs of General Staff, 8 Deputy Chiefs of General Staff, 2 Force Commanders and 11 Undersecretaries from 70 countries and one international organization; 633 companies (212 domestic and 421 foreign) from 46 countries; 52,502 visitors and 244 journalists visited the IDEF 2011 fair.[1]

The IDEF 2013 and 2015 also took place at the TÜYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul.[2]

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