The Turkish Aviation Board (THK) University, Turkey's first aviation and space sciences university, will now provide Turkey the opportunity to specialize in aerospace studies.
Speaking at the inauguration, Gül stated, "Today is truly worthy of excitement. Turkey's aviation history is slightly woeful. In the 1920's we were a nation that manufactured and sold planes. Then, this production stopped. However, it is not too late for anything. We can now all rely on the expectation that Turkey will take great strides in aviation and aerospace."
The ceremony also included demonstrations of motorized paraglides, model planes and fire extinguishers. At the close of the ceremony, Gül was gifted a flag that was brought down by parachute.