Fighter jets of the Turkish and Azerbaijani air forces put on a dazzling air show over Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday, ahead of the opening ceremony of Turkey’s biggest aerospace and technology festival Teknofest.

F-16 and F-4 jets of SOLOTURK, the aerobatics display team of the Turkish Air Force, and MiG-29 aircrafts of the Azerbaijani Air Force took part in the show.

Teknofest, the six-day event, starting on Tuesday at the Ataturk Airport, will host activities, such as air shows with warplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles, and helicopters, as well as seminars, summits, competitions, and fairs.

The 2021 edition of the festival will feature technology competitions in dozens of different categories such as smart transportation, helicopter design, biotechnology, robotics, flying cars, rockets, and unmanned underwater systems.

Teknofest, organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) and Turkey’s Industry and Technology Ministry, is held in various Turkish cities in even years and in the metropolis of Istanbul in odd years.

Last year, the event was organized virtually in the country’s southern Gaziantep province due to the pandemic measures.

In 2019, some 1.72 million people visited the event in Istanbul.

Anadolu Agency has been the global communication partner of the event since 2018.

*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev from Ankara

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