Turkey will this year launch a “national” factory to produce its own warheads, airplane bombs and plastic explosives, a Cabinet minister said Apr. 16.

Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Isik told reporters here that the new facility will be situated on an ammunitions production campus operated by state-controlled producer MKE near Kirikkale in Central Anatolia.

“The new factory will end our dependence on foreign suppliers of warheads and airplane bombs,” said the minister. […]