Given Turkey economic status (really bad honestly) this seems just propaganda to me.
Any news about Turkey's 2023 moon impact probe? Is someone working on it?
. By IMF estimates, they're the 13th biggest economy in the world by GDP(PPP) and roughly 11 times bigger than New Zealand, who as we know have Rocket Lab as their claim to world fame. Electron cost about $100 million to develop and other private sector efforts have been roughly similar in cost so $50 million is not unreasonable at all for small satellite launcher.
The project was officially begun on 15 December 2021 and operational concept, mission design and functional architecture definitions have been completed to this day. With this, the preliminary design phase of the first mission has been concluded. AYAP-1 system and related technologies to be developed within the scope of the project, the scientific and operational data to be collected and the mission operations experience to be gained from the first phase will form the basis for the soft landing mission targeted for soft landing in the second phase.
The AYAP-1 moon impact probe has just left the design phase. Now it needs to be built. Launch slips from 2023 to "önümüzdeki yıllarda" (in the coming years).https://www.donanimhaber.com/amp/ay-a-gidecek-yerli-uzay-aracinin-tasariminda-sona-gelindi--165962https://uzay.tubitak.gov.tr/en/node/3067/The 2023 launch date was nonsense. This is an early-stage project, which may launch in the late 2020s.