Turkey has announced a program to design, develop and produce a 300+ metre STOBAR Aircraft Carrier by 2029. What we know so far from Turkish media:
ICDAS Shipyard has acquired a new dry dock which measures 370m by 70m for this sole purpose.
Turkey intends to field a CV variant of the TF-X fighter (or another fighter to be developed with ROSTEC of Russia).
TEKSAV Teknoloji, a Turkish company which produces Aircraft Arresting systems has been asked to develop the STOBAR system.
Turkey's success in developing surface-combatant carrier escorts (AAW Frigates, MILDEN Submarine etc) has paved the way for the CV program
There is a graphic at this link. http://www.star.com.tr/ekonomi/ilk-ucak ... r-1345284/
Seems a pretty bold move by Turkey. That is a big ship for what is essentially the Mediterranean and the Black Sea but I don’t see any reason Turkey couldn’t build the ship and a STOBAR carrier is less complex than going full CATOBAR. Will also be interesting to see what they equip it with as the TF-X still has a long way to go while I have seen a rumour that a co-produced fighter with Russia will try and revive the YAK-141 concept...
Either way is an interesting further development. Turkey has really been pushing an enhanced and upgraded military even before the recent political turmoil.