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As Turkey Chafes at Erdogan, He Gets Spikier Abroad – The New York Times

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled an appearance at the global climate talks over a perceived slight, part of a pattern of creating international dramas to bolster his domestic standing. ISTANBUL — The global climate summit in Glasgow was supposed to be a big moment for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. He was expected to …

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Turkey plans its own Antarctic station | Polarjournal

Antarctica belongs to no one and yet to everyone. The international Antarctic Treaty System includes 54 states and 40 of them have also signed and ratified the Protocol on Environmental Protection (also known as the Madrid Protocol). Among other things, this allows the signatory states to build and operate their own research station in the …

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Turkey raises profile to be a polar power with expeditions | Daily Sabah

Over the years, Turkish scientists have undertaken numerous studies and expeditions in both Antarctica and the Arctic in a bid to make the country a polar power. “Turkey carries out more effective projects to undertake polar research every year with its increasing power both in the region and around the globe,” Burcu Özsoy, head of …

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SCIENCE TEAM REACHES TURKISH RESEARCH BASE | POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE

While most research bases are located in the easily accessible and inhabitable Antarctic Peninsula, some bases are located in regions with very harsh conditions like the Antarctic Circle. Likewise, while most science bases are operable only in summers, some can operate throughout a year. In recent years, Turkey undertakes important scientific studies in Antarctica, too.

Through the 4th Turkish Antarctic Expedition under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, with the support and financing of the Ministry of Industry and Technology and under the coordination of TÜBİTAK MAM Polar Research Institute; Turkey aims to gear up its studies in the Antarctic with its temporary base and to become a consultative member state in the Antarctic Treaty System.

Turkish Space Agency Opens For Business After Presidential Decree – SpaceWatch.Global

Turkish President Erdogan issued a decree on 21 November 2019 that formally establishes the Turkish Space Agency. The presidential decree was published in an official gazette of the Turkish government. The Turkish Space Agency will prepare and carry out the Turkish national space programme in line with the policies determined by the president, the decree …

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