Turkish drone magnate Baykar’s board chairperson dies aged 72

Turkish drone magnate Baykar’s board chairperson dies aged 72
# 18 October 2021 15:05 (UTC +04:00)

Ozdemir Bayraktar, board chairperson of Turkish drone magnate Baykar, dubbed the mastermind behind the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development in Turkey, has passed away at the age of 72, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Haluk Bayraktar, his son and CEO at Baykar, made the grieving announcement via his Twitter account Monday.

“Ozdemir Bayraktar, our father, our source of inspiration, has passed away today. He lived a dedicated life without compromising his values. He became one of those who researched and produced with his unyielding determination. He never gave up in the face of injustice, he helped as much as he could. Rest in peace,” the statement read.

Bayraktar’s funeral prayer will be held at Fatih Mosque on Tuesday.

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