September 10, 2019: Turkish delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture & Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli (PhD) and Turkish Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar visited the city of Taganrog.
The visit is a follow-up to the meeting between presidents Putin and Erdogan, which took place within the framework of the 14th International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2019
. Earlier, on August 27 Recep Tayyip Erdogan got acquainted with modern models of Russian aviation technologies, including the multi-purpose amphibious aircraft Be-200. The amphibian was presented to both presidents by Yuri Grudinin, the CEO of Ilyushin aircraft manufacturer.
The Turkish delegation visited the production site of Beriev Aircraft Company
, manufacturer's service center, Be-200 trainer flight simulator and participated in the talks regarding on eventual sales of Be-200 amphibians to Turkey. The the Minister of Agriculture & Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli stated he was impressed by the demonstration flight and amphibian's maneuvering performance and said that this model fits well into specific conditions of Turkey. Further negotiations on the sale of Beriev's BE-200 will continue in the very near future.