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The 2017 EFDRR Open Forum will be hosted by the Government of Turkey from 26 to 28 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. As a requirement of the Sendai Framework, one of the intended outcomes of this Open Forum will be to compile experiences; lessons learnt and gap analyses to be presented during the 2017 Global Platform in Cancun, Mexico in May 2017. The Open Forum will be a unique opportunity to shape the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Europe.
Airbus Defence and Space offers data on crop monitoring through SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite imagery to the Agricultural Monitoring and Information System Project (TARBIL), a programme coordinated by the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, and funded by the Ministry of Development.
According to the Turkish Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), 50 million people in Turkey live in areas with earthquake risks. That is, two thirds of the country's population.
Following the successful launch of the 4B Satellite earlier in the year, Turkey is set to open a satellite manufacturing and testing center later this month at the Akinci Air Force Base in Ankara. Turkey will then become the twelfth country worldwide capable to produce, test and launch its own satellites.
Türksat is the only communications satellite operator in Turkey. Türksat Corporation was established by the Additional Clause 33 added to the Telegram and Telephone Act numbered 406 with the article 5 of the Act about Making Amendments in Various Laws dated 16th June 2004 and numbered 5189.