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The Turkish Stars are the aerobatic demonstration team of the Turkish Air Force and the official national aerobatics team of Turkey. The team was formed on November 7, 1992 at Konya airbase and was officially named the Turkish Stars on January 11, 1993. Turkish Stars fly with 8 Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighters, making them one of the few national aerobatics teams to fly supersonic aircraft and the only one worldwide with 8 supersonic jets. Many of the F-5 were purchased second hand from the Dutch AF.