According to the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergun (Nihat Ergun), quoted by the publication, followed by the Turkish Scientific and Research Organization Tubitak develop a missile with a radius of 500 km. "We have the right technology for the development of missiles. It zooms to the target using GPS and maps of the area," — explained the Minister.
Earlier, representatives of Tubitak, according to Defense News, said that the development of new rockets organization charged Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Development offensive missile weapons in Turkey is against the background of strained relations with adjoining Syria, where plainclothes war lasts. Namely, in October Turkey forced the Syrian airplane loaded with Russian military mission to sit in Ankara. Claims to the Russian Federation the Turkish side did not show.
In September 2011, Turkey reached an agreement with the United States to place on its territory of NATO anti-missile systems, including radar-class AN/TPY-2 THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). In addition, Turkey wants to allocate four billion dollars for the purchase of medium-range missile defense systems act. As of the 1st of the options considered Russian S-400 "Triumph".