The Mönch Publishing Group, the global leader of defence periodicals in a multitude of languages, since the early 1950s, created its Turkish subsidiary in view of the growing importance of this pillar of peace and stability as a regional power. In 1987, Mönch Media Turkey [MMTR] in turn created the only technically specialised defence and aerospace magazine in the country, SAVUNMA ve HAVACILIK [S&H/Defence and Aerospace], in a move to provide a forum of technical information to the fast-developing and expanding defence, aerospace and aviation activities of Turkey and the world.
Since April 1987, SAVUNMA ve HAVACILIK [S&H] has been serving the Turkish Defence Industry experts in all domains, from the supply chain to the acquisition cycles as well as the user with detailed reporting on international activities in the defence field, projecting those onto the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces [TAF] and the national goal of establishing an industrial defence capability in high technologies; and has established itself as an official source of technical reference for military and industrial experts in Turkey.
With a high circulation and very targeted distribution, SAVUNMA ve HAVACILIK has today won the respect of its entire readership as an independent source of reference and has established itself as a point of reference to the world of Turkish Defence.
In the light of the vast experience of Mönch Media Turkey in the Turkish defence field, S&H was tasked by the Turkish General Staff in 1995 to design and publish the bilingual [Turkish/English] 'Turkish Armed Forces Book'. The popularity of this high-quality publication compelled the Turkish General Staff to charge Mönch Media Turkey with the updating and republishing of the book in 1995, 1999, 2oo3 and 2oo8, with each new edition presenting the pride of Turkey that is the Turkish Armed Forces to a whole new audience, and keeping those with an existing interest upto-date with the latest developments. In 2o11 Mönch Media Turkey was once again requested to create the 5th edition, to detail all the latest developments in the rapidly changing world of the Turkish Armed Forces. Published in both Turkish and English, the latest edition has been updated by each of the individual commands of the Turkish Armed Forces, making it a vital addition to the bookshelves of all those with an interest, be it industrial, historic or as a point of reference, in the inner workings of Turkey’s pride and joy that is the Turkish Armed Forces.The 5th edition of the Turkish Armed Forces Book has been delivered to Turkish General Staff in 2o14.
S&H has also published the first Turkish Defence Products Guide on behalf of the SSM, in various languages [Turkish, English and Arabic], which was regularly updated for the SSM to distribute at leading defence and aerospace exhibitions of the world. Aviation and Defence Industry source and history books have also become an activity area for the company.
SAVUNMA ve HAVACILIK serves the IDEF International Defence Exhibitions of Turkey with publishing support as the Official Media Sponsor of the IDEF Exhibitions and under this responsibility has been preparing the bilingual [Turkish and English] ‘IDEF Show Daily’ and ‘IDEF Daily’ magazines since IDEF 2oo5.
As the only specialist magazine of Turkey in defence industry and civil aviation and the information platform for the decision-making mechanisms of the Turkish procurement circles in a multitude of areas, both military and industrial and transmits Turkish Defence Industry’s voice to the international circle SAVUNMA ve HAVACILIK is today boasting 30 successful years.