Turkey’s indigenous Bora
missile makes successful combat debut in Operation Claw
Turkey’s domestically-produced tactical ballistic missile BORA successfully struck its target after it was used for the first time in actual combat
News ServiceYeni Şafak
Turkey’s domestically-produced tactical ballistic missile BORA successfully struck its target after it was used for the first time in actual combat within the scope of Operation Claw in northern Iraq.
Bora was developed by Turkish defense giant ROKETSAN; its export version is called Khan.
Turkey is now meeting 65 percent of its defense needs through its own local and national defense industry.
Turkey launched an aerial and land operation against PKK terrorists in Northern Iraq's Hakurk region, according to a statement by the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.
The military offensive initiated aims to neutralize terrorists in the area and destroy their caves and shelters, the ministry said.
The Ministry underlined that the operation was ongoing as planned.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women and children.