Can I have some information about Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF)
Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) was established as a result of merging of Land, Naval and Air Force Foundations, that were established in the 1960s and 1970s with the donations of the Turkish people in order to develop the defence systems and products of the Turkish Armed Forces based on modern technology, under the TAFF Law no. 3388 on 17 June 1987 and started its activities on 26 September 1987.

As of the end of 2019, TAFF;
* Has established a deep heart bond with more than 127.000 donors.
* Is the direct or indirect shareholder of a total of 61 companies (6 subsidiaries, 8 subsidiaries and 47 indirect subsidiaries), each of which plays important roles in key areas of the Turkish defence industry.
* Is proud to successfully carry out the management and responsibility of 14 IDEF International Defence Industry Fairs between 1993-2019 and to conduct the preparations of the IDEF 2021 Fair.

You can visit the website to have more information about TAFF.
What are the dates when the IDEF 2021 Fair will be held?
IDEF 2021, 15th International Defence Industry Fair will be held on 25 - 28 May 2021 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center which is located in İstanbul, the biggest city of Turkey.
How can I contact the organizer company of the fair?
You can use the information on the Contact page to contact with TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organizations Inc., the organizer company of the fair.
Is IDEF 2021 open to public?
No. IDEF 2021 is a specialized fair which is open only for professional visitors, related directly or indirectly with the defence industry and security.
Can I bring my child / baby?
No. The IDEF is a trade only event and visitor must be over 18 years old to visit IDEF exhibition.
Children under the age of 18 will not be admitted to the fair, even if they are accompanied by their parents, as they cannot protect themselves against the dangers they may encounter in the fairground and as they don’t reach lawful age.
I am under the age of 18 but working / studing in the defence industry sector. Can I visit IDEF?
Yes. Necessary examinations will be made and additional documents may be requested by the fair organization in order for those under the age of 18 who work or study in the defence industry to visit the fair. Military / police school students will be able to visit the fair, under the supervision of their teacher.
Where is the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center located?
TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center is located on the European side of İstanbul, the biggest city of Turkey. 
Address: Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Eski Hadımköy Yolu Caddesi 9/1, 34500 Büyükçekmece, İSTANBUL / TÜRKİYE. 
Directions can be found online using this link.
How can I go TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center?
Please click here for more information.
How far away is TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center?
Istanbul Airport: via Avrupa Highway - Avcılar 53,7 km
Sabiha Gökçen Airport: via E80 85,5 km
Taksim: via D100/E5 40,9
Sarıyer: via E80  50 km
Beşiktaş: via E80 47,5 km
Yeşilyurt:via  D100/E5 23,4 km
Avcılar: via D100/E5 10,4 km
Esenyurt: via Gazi Cad. 5 km
Büyükçekmece: via Hilal Cad. 3,7 km

You can check the distance from other regions by clicking the link.
When IDEF is open, we recommend you that there will be more traffic around the fairground and please adjust your schedule accordingly.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There are indoor and outdoor parking areas for 2.000 vehicles at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center.
Direction signs on the roads to approach the fairground and traffic police must be followed and entered into the directed parking lot.
How much does it cost to visit the show?
Visiting the IDEF Fair is free of charge.
How can I register as a visitor now?
Visitor registration for IDEF 2021 will start early next year. To be notified when visitor registration starts, please complete the form.
What documents do I need to complete registration?
By the basic information, you will need an ID/passport number and a photo of yourself.
Can I register onsite?
Yes, visitors from the same workplace or school / university can be registered by one person. However, do not forget that everyone's identity information and passport photos should be available to you.
Can I register my work / school friends too?
Yes, visitors from the same workplace or school / university can be registered by one person. However, do not forget that everyone's identity information and passport photos should be available to you.
Do you provide shuttle buses service?
Yes. The places and times of the shuttle buses will be published here soon.
How can I apply for VIP badges?
There are no "VIP Badges" at the IDEF. Visitors will be given a VISITOR badge.
PROTOCOL, DELEGATION and other badges will be sent to relevant authorities in advance under management and responsibility of TAFF.
How can I apply to be an exhibitor?
If your company carries out any of the activities in the IDEF Scope of the Fair  page, you can participate in IDEF and take your place among the giants of the defence industry.
For participation in IDEF with stands, please contact TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organizations Inc. staff indicated at the Contact page.
How do I get press accreditation?
If you are a press/media member, you can send your request by sending an e-mail to
After getting your PRESS badge, you can use the Press Center at IDEF 2021, take photos and make news.
Except for the PRESS badge, professional shooting at the fair is prohibited.
Shooting by press / media members who receive press accreditation is subject to the permission of the participating companies and/or the protocol.
Can I hire a car and hotel room? Can you help me?
Yes. You can contact with ……………..
Is it easy for disabled visitors?
Yes. They can park their cars in places reserved for the disabled. There are special ramps at the entrances. Almost all of the fair area consists of one floor, 
however, escalators and elevators are also available. Disabled sections are separated in toilets.
How can I visit the military ships that will attend the fair?
To visit the ships, first of all, it is necessary to be able to enter the fair by obtaining a badge. Afterwards, it is necessary to register at the Ship Visit Transfer Point to be established in the main foyer of the fairground. You must be present at the same place at the given time. The shuttle bus will arrive and take you to the ships and bring back, accompanied by the military personnel on duty. It is not possible to visit the ships individually.
What military ships will be on display?
The military ships to be exhibited at the IDEF 2021 have not been determined yet. However, for now, we can say that 7 ships belonging to Turkish Navy and Coast Guard attended the last fair.
Is there Wi-Fi at the venue?
Yes. The venue Wi-Fi is available. 
Are there catering outlets at the show?
Yes. There are 14 cafeterias, 2 a la carte restaurants, 1 patisserie and 2 bars in the fair area.
Will Career Day be organized?
Yes. It is planned that the last day of the IDEF 2021 Fair (28 May 2021, Friday) will be the Career Day and that university students and graduates will visit the stands of defence industry companies that will open stands in the Career Day region.
Do not forget to apply online beforehand. Online applications will be opened in 2021.
IDEF 2021 exhibition will be held in what other kinds of activities?
More than 1.000 national and international companies are expected to participate in the fair and exhibit their products.
Apart from that, events such as Meetings, Panels, Supplier Region, Promotion Days, Career Day, Ship Visits will be held at IDEF 2021.
What are the opening-closing times of the fair?
IDEF 2021 opening-closing times:
25 May 2021, Tuesday      : Visitors will not be accepted.
26 May 2021, Wednesday : 10:00 – 17:00
27 May 2021, Thursday     : 10:00 – 17:00
28 May 2021, Friday          : 10:00 – 16:00

Please note that the reception of visitors to the fair will be stopped one hour before the closing time.
What precautions should I take regarding the COVID-19 pandemic?
The health and safety of our guests, exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority. We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are working to ensure all appropriate health and safety measures are in place. 
IDEF 2021 team are continuing to act in accordance with the recommendations from the government officials. Matters to be considered while in the fair area will be published here at a later date. Be sure to read and follow the possible instructions.