Minister Varank: Our goal is to enter the top 10 economies in the world


Speaking on the promotion program for the application of the Ziraat participation code, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank said: “Our goal is to be among the top 10 economies in the world. We know very well where the road is. to achieve this. achieving this is through high technology. ”

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The promotion program for the application of the open source code of participation in Ziraat took place today in Bakırköy. With open source code application, it aims to quickly detect security vulnerabilities. The program was attended by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, the General Manager of Ziraat Bank Alpaslan Çakar and members of the Board of Directors.

Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank said the Ziraat Participation Open Source Code Application project aimed to feed the Vision of the National Technology Move: “Thanks to this project, Ziraat Participation migrates from imported software to home open source systems. . Previously, a service platform customer, while using imported software solutions such as corporate portal, secure file sharing, virtual server, today replaces these software with open source equivalents. As part of this project, the system of videoconferencing, asset inventory and configuration management system with open source code.The PARDUS operating system, developed by TÜBİTAK, was transferred to the PARDUS operating system developed by TÜBİTAK in all computers and in the transformation of the headquarters, are More than 100 research and development studies have been completed to the sector and to our country for these important steps taken on the path of nationalization and indigenization “.


Mustafa Varank said: “I strongly believe in this: these transformations, which currently consist of singular efforts, will spread in waves after a point and all our activities will be included in this wind of transformation. With the transition to open source software, both ours will win businesses and our country. Now software embraces all areas of life. A great revolution is taking place in the world thanks to software. In industry, education, health, agriculture, transport, in any industry or field you can think of, software plays a leading role. Of course, the market value of such an inclusive and comprehensive industry is growing day by day. It is estimated that software revenues, which have reached the 565 billion dollars worldwide, will reach 610 billion dollars this year.In fact, these figures would be much higher if we included the areas that are of interest. r increase the added value we get from the software field, with our investment incentives, with TÜBİTAK, KOSGEB we have almost flooded the support sector with our development agencies. In the last 20 years we have supported D projects for almost 7 billion lire. The support we provided to the Research and Development and Design Centers in the software sector exceeded 2.5 billion lire. With our development agencies, we have transferred over TL 100 million resources to 328 projects. Open source software now has a major share in the growing software industry. In addition to helping the industry to grow rapidly, it also contributes to the development of human resources. Of course, open source software has many important features besides these. First, because the source codes are open, it offers an information security advantage. Reduces licensing costs. Reduces dependency on overseas software. Since it is based on production together, it develops the culture of cooperation “.


Minister Varank said: “We, as Turkey, set our goals high in a way that suits ourselves. Our goal: to be among the top 10 economies in the world. We know very well where the way is. to achieve this. The way to achieve this is through high technology. It goes through value-added works like software. “The number of people is increasing day by day. Our successes in the software industry are compelling day in and day out. Turkish unicorns emerge from software companies. With the steps we take, our path will open up even more. As long as we continue to trust our country, our people, our own technologies, “he said.



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