Hungary’s Ambassador to Turkey Viktor Matis, who was the guest of the “Industry Talks” program organized by OSTİM Organized Industrial Zone on 10 May, said that the vehicles exported to Hungary by Nurol Makina were produced with a joint production model.
Stating that they aim for the Hungarian Armed Forces to become the strongest armed forces in Central Europe by 2026, Ambassador Matis conveyed the information about the joint production as follows: “By concluding an agreement, we have supplied a significant number of vehicles from Nurol Makina. We also relocated some parts of their production to Hungary. So the vehicles are produced here, but we finish them there [in Hungary] and combine them using various techniques.”
Nurol Makina reached an agreement with a NATO member country other than Turkey on the sale of EJDER YALÇIN and YÖRÜK vehicles in 2019; however, the company did not disclose the name of the subject country. In addition, EJDER YALÇIN and YÖRÜK vehicles took part in the “National Defence Day” events organized by the Hungarian Armed Forces at Budaörs Airport between 17-19 May, 2019 and exhibited the platforms in the procurement process, as well as the ones in its inventory. The vehicles were presented with the Hungarian flag and Hungarian Armed Forces symbols on them. Then, there were news on various news portals that Nurol Makina vehicles would be produced with a joint production model in December, 2020; however, this information was not confirmed by an official source. Thanks to the statements of Ambassador Matis, this information has now become official.