A top Turkish official confirmed that the country will go ahead with a planned purchase of 15 KT-1T basic trainer aircraft from South Korea.

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said the government decided to buy a follow-on order of 15 KT-1Ts as a stop-gap solution to meet its trainer aircraft needs.

He said a Turkish program for the design, development and production of an indigenous basic trainer aircraft, the Hurkus, would progress as planned. […]