Record Participation in TEKNOFEST

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and T3 Foundation pioneered the first ever held in Turkey Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST ISTANBUL, 550 thousand participants broke the world record among similar festivals. Oldu Feet on the Ground ası festival, a visual feast and the feast of technology competitions was the scene. Particularly the young people and Istanbullilerin intense interest in the festival, kundaktun baby aged citizens of all ages attended.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkey Technology Team (T3) Foundation under the leadership of 20-23 between September Aviation held at the New Airport, Space and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST), he has seen a lot of interest, although organized for the first time. A record participation took place in the 4 day to the festival, which was held to raise awareness and raise awareness across the country on aviation, space and technology.

Mayor Mevlüt Uysal announced that 4 thousand people visited TEKNOFEST in 550 days. President Uysal said, “There was a record participation in this process, nearly 550 thousand visitors came. Approximately 200 thousand people visited every day. In getting started, we were hesitant saying, "Will there be so many people, so much movement?" Such a festival in Istanbul, Turkey needs to have. It is nice to have so much interest even though it was the first year. ”


The fastest cars in the world competed in the festival, especially young people and technology enthusiasts showed great interest. 42 from the province of 10 thousand young and thousands of Istanbullunu participated in the festival among visitors from the baby in the kundaktaki hundreds of thousands of citizens took place.


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 22 visited TEKNOFEST together with his wife Emine Erdoğan on September Saturday. Erdogan also gave awards to the winners of the competitions organized within the scope of the festival.

4 during the day Vice President Fuat Oktay, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, Minister of National Education Ziya Selcuk, Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan, Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) Vice President Sümeyye Erdoğan Bayraktar also participated.


At the festival, where participation was free, a large number of vehicles and products for the aviation and space industry were exhibited. National technologies were seen closely with the virtual reality application of the Turkish Armed Forces. In the main stage set up in front of the air control tower, the stands of military and civilian exhibitors offered performances and competitions throughout the day, as well as informing the visitors at the stands of the exhibitor companies. While the aircraft displayed in the event area were especially the focus of attention of the students, visitors who showed great interest in the Turkish Air Force C130 military type aircraft were taken inside the plane and photographed.

Turkish Stars, Solo Turk, parachute team, 129 ATAK helicopters, TB2 armed UAV and Turkey's first professional national aerobatic pilot Ali Ismet daughter Ozturk of Turkey's first professional female aerobatic pilot Semin been admiring Ozturk acrobatics. Atak helicopters, who made the blend in the sky, received great applause. The enthusiasm, excitement and adrenaline continued throughout the festival. Citizens also showed great interest in the vertical wind tunnel platform, which provided a free flight experience in the air. On the motorcycle of AK Party MP and national racer Kenan Sofuoğlu; Formula 1 vehicle, sports vehicle, Competition against Solo Turkish F-16 aircraft also attracted great attention.

Within the scope of the festival, the World Drone Championship, Hack Istanbul Cyber ​​Security Competition, Take-Off International Venture Summit, “The Race of Races” where the 7 fastest vehicles in the world competed, breathtaking jet aircraft, helicopter and acrobatics shows, THY travel hackaton, planetarium, parachute jumps, air vehicles exhibition, simulation applications, technology and training workshops, concerts and activities were organized.

Turkey's national technology moves to perform and produce technology festival organized with the aim of turning into a society, İstanbul High School Model Airplane Contest filtered in high school where students design model airplanes in the skies Istanbul New Airport. The finals of the drone championship also attracted great attention from the participants.

Young people showed great interest in technology competitions held in 14 different categories at the festival. More than 750 teams, young people exhibited great success in technology competitions with more than 2000 competitors. Vice President Fuat Oktay, İBB President Mevlüt Uysal and T3 Foundation President Selçuk Bayraktar presented the awards of the winners in the competitions.


Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has organized a special organization that brings together the European Mobility Week held between 16-22 September in one of the cities of the world with TEKNOFEST. 500 cycling athletes and citizens, Saraçhane İBB building, Istanbul New Airport by turning the 42 kilometer pedal, participated in the festival by bicycle.


The festival attracted a great deal of attention from the citizens of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the IETT and IMM subsidiaries. The visitors had the opportunity to experience the remote controlled EDS Model with the domestic and national Smart Recycle Container. In the framework of the festival, IMM organized a competition with robotics and robotic vehicles to form the basis for autonomous vehicles. The young inventors who were ranked in the competition were awarded.


IETT; For the participants to travel to the festival in a comfortable and fast way, the 16 on the European and Anatolian sides made free bus service from the center. In the morning 09.00 19.00 to 8 and 510 in the morning between the 410 expedition, 150 thousand XNUMX passengers moved to the festival area.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality distributed 306 bin 500 packages throughout the festival, 40 thousand meals and 25 thousand ashura served. Hamidiye Kaynak Suları AŞ, one of the IBB subsidiaries, provided more water to the participants than 200 bin bottles every day.

IMM Directorate of Public Relations, which provides the organization of the festival, guided the participants with 212 staff and coordinated the students coming to the festival from the schools and coming to the area without any problems.


TEKNOFEST; he was featured in the world press, including the BBC and ABC News and the Chinese News Agency Xinhua. Media companies from the UK to China and even Pakistan have carried their races to the screen and headlines, with their intense interest and fierce competition.

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