Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Crescent and Yildiz Project, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reminded that the Ministry of National Defense and the General Staff operate in the buildings in the Kızılay district, which were built in the 1930s according to the conditions and needs of the period.
Recalling that the Land Forces building was built in 1937, the Navy and Air Forces joint buildings were built in 1960, and the Air Forces moved to a separate building in 1985, President Erdoğan said that Turkey's developing and changing defense needs are met in close coordination with all units under a common roof and a strong infrastructure. stated that it made it compulsory to operate.
Expressing that he evaluated this in detail with the Minister of National Defense, the Chief of General Staff and the force commanders, President Erdoğan said, “We said we need a joint center now. We need such a center from this common center, both in terms of investment, expenditures, and in all aspects, especially in defense, that with this center, we can give a different signal to the world from where we are. Especially in such a period when cyber security and cyber defense were discussed, we said that such a Crescent and Star Project would be worthy of us, and I hope we are laying this foundation together today. May the Lord be our helper." he said.
“With the Crescent and Yildiz Project, we are gathering our Ministry of National Defense, our General Staff, and all our force commands.” President Erdoğan said that the buildings to be built here will not only be equipped with the latest technology, but also stand out with their environmental awareness.
President Erdoğan: “We will maintain a central defense system, a joint defense system.” said.
Stating that 12,6 thousand square meters of closed area will be built within the scope of the project, which is located on a land of approximately 890 million square meters, and that it will be able to serve 15 thousand people, President Erdoğan said, “There will no longer be such a Ministry of National Defense or the Turkish Armed Forces scattered inside the Red Crescent. . We will have created a structure that gives fear to the enemy and trust to the friend with everything you have just watched on the screen, with its stance.” used the phrase.
Stating that the crescent-shaped structure that gives its name to the project will have conference halls of different capacities and that there will be a ceremony area of 23 thousand square meters in the middle, President Erdoğan said, “This beautiful and magnificent project, which will meet the defense needs of Turkey, the rising star of its region and the world, will be beneficial for our nation, our country and our army. I wish it to be. I believe that this project, which I do not doubt will add strength to the power of our heroic army, will also add a special value to our capital and this region.” made its assessment.