May 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 2022, TAFF;
* has established a deep heart bond with more than 180.000 donors.
* is the direct or indirect shareholder of a total of 61 companies (6 subsidiaries, 8 affiliates 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 15 IDEF International Defence Industry Fairs between 1993-2021 and to conduct the preparations of the IDEF 2023 Fair.

You can visit the website to have more information about TAFF.
What are the dates and when the IDEF 2023 Fair will be held?
IDEF 2023, 16th International Defence Industry Fair will be held on 25-28 July 2023 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center which is located in İstanbul.
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 2023 open to public?
No. IDEF 2023 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.
I am under the age of 18 but working in the defence industry sector. Can I visit IDEF?
Yes you can visit IDEF fair by declearing necessary documents.
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 Türkiye. 
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 to the 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

When IDEF is open, 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 signals given by traffic police must be followed.
Do I need to pay entrance fee?
No visiting IDEF Fair is free of charge.
How can I register as a visitor now?
Pre-Request Form is avaliable now. Click Here
What documents do I need to complete registration?
You need your ID card/passport and photo.
Can I register at IDEF fairground entrance ?
Yes, but we strongly recommend that you fill out the Visitor Pre-Request Form and get a confirmation code to avoid waiting in the queues that may occur at the gates.

Can I register my colleagues?
Yes, you can register your collegues with his/her ID or Passport.
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 2023, 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? 
You can contact with Nevin Köse or Sinan Çaylı.
Nevin Köse - +90 212 867 11 49
Sinan Çaylı - +90 212 867 11 69
Is IDEF fair ground suitable for disabled visitors?
Yes.The fair ground is designed to provide facilities and services to person with disabilities.
Is there Wi-Fi at the venue?
Yes. The venue Wi-Fi is available. 
Are there catering facilities at IDEF fair area?
Yes. There are 14 Cafeterias, 2  À la carte  restaurants, 1 Patisserie and 2 Bars at the fair area.
IDEF 2023 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 will be held at IDEF 2023.
What are the opening-closing times of the fair?
IDEF 2023 opening-closing times:

25 July 2023, Tuesday                 : 10:00 – 17:00
26 July 2023, Wednesday           : 10:00 – 17:00
27 July 2023, Thursday               : 10:00 – 17:00
28 July 2023, Friday                    : 10:00 – 16:00

* On Friday, July 28, students of the relevant engineering faculties can visit the fair as part of the career day.
How can I apply Turkish visa?