Turkey's Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said that people will become used to seeing flying taxis in the next 10 years.
"We will see humanless aircraft become much more advanced in the next decade," Karaismailoğlu said in a speech at an event called "Foreseeing the Next Decade" by Cappadoccia University on March 16.
"The time of hypersonic planes will begin, and we will get used to seeing flying taxis in the skies."
The minister also anticipates electric and solar-powered planes to emerge in the coming decade, as well as commercial aircraft with multiple floors.
Turkey has expanded its transportation capacity by 390 percent between 2010 and 2019, and ranked sixth in air cargo transportation in the world, the minister added.
"We've also started working on satellite efforts so that Turkey can be present in space too," the minister said, referring to the communication satellites Turkey launched into space in January.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also said recently that Turkey was starting efforts to send astronauts into space, and that the goal was to step foot on the moon in 2023.