13 Entries

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Young professionals in foreign policy debate with NATO

As part of its engagement with young people, NATO partnered with the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) on Wednesday 7 March to discuss Turkey’s 60 years in the Alliance.
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NATO Secretary General thanks Turkey for vital role in the Alliance

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, accompanied by the Chairman of the Military Committee General Knud Bartels, visited Ankara on 16 - 17 February 2012 and met with President Abdullah Gul and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu.
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Marking 60 years of membership

Sixty years ago, on 18 February 1952, Greece and Turkey became members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This was the first round of enlargement for the Alliance, only three years after its creation.
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Turkish Foreign Minister visits NATO

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday 18 January 2012. He met the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen and addressed the North Atlantic Council.
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Protecting the Gulf of Aqaba

Scientists from Jordan, Israel and Turkey are trying to protect the Gulf of Aqaba, one of the top diving destinations in the world, with the support of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
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Landslide risk assessment

Landslides are a major natural hazard in Turkey and Moldova as they often result in the destruction of infrastructure, buildings and sometimes even the loss of life. The geological, geomorphologic and climatologic similarities between these two countries allow the research teams to join their expertise and knowledge with the aim to make urban development and regional planning in Moldova safer.
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Focusing on the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

In collaboration with NATO, Turkey has been actively tackling issues facing the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea for many years. It has undertaken multiple studies and projects within the framework of the NATO Science Programme to help preserve these water resources. From fish stock assessment to ecosystem modelling and wave climatology for the Turkish coast, the fields examined are varied and numerous.
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Predicting and preparing for earthquakes in Turkey

The Sea of Marmara is at the centre of an earthquake zone, but little was known about its geological and geophysical structure prior to the 1999 earthquakes. They led to thousands of deaths, injuries and widespread damage, including the destruction of homes and industrial infrastructure.
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Applying high-tech to explosives detection

The detection of explosives is an issue of extreme importance that covers many areas. There are the remains of explosives after wars and local conflicts, as well as explosives used by terrorists around the world. The aviation sector and public security for instance have a problem of non-invasive detection of explosives in lugguage, suits, cars etc.
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NATO’s third dimension

Turkey has been at the heart of NATO’s science programme for decades. In the 80’s, Turkey, Greece and Portugal benefited from a NATO Research and Development programme called ‘Science for Stability’ that supported specific research and development projects and allowed to acquire additional modern scientific equipment, leading to an upgrade of scientific infrastructure.

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