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Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12)

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The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.

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12/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

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Ankara

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Congresium Ankara - Ato International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Söğütözü Caddesi No:1/A, 06510 Çankaya

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  • Turkey

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Turkey: Launch of new satellite within five years

Satellite image of snow in Turkey (NASA/MODIS)

Ensar Gul, chairman of Turksat Satellite Communications, announced the production and launch of national satellites to occur within a five years time-frame.

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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:38

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016 to tackle humanitarian needs

The UN Secretary-General is organising the first large-scale global humanitarian summit, the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Istanbul in 2016.

The goal of this summit is to find new ways to tackle humanitarian needs in our fast-changing world. This three-year initiative is being managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Tue, 18/11/2014 - 08:57

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Tue, 11/18/2014

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Turkey: New Geoportal launched

The city of Izmir, Turkey, as observed by RASAT in 2011

Turkey has launched Gezgin Geoportal, an online portal making available detailed imagery of the country from the Turkish RASAT satellite, as the newspaper Hurriyet DailyNews reported.

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Thu, 21/08/2014 - 11:37

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Turkey set to launch national satellite programme

Ankara, Turkey as seen from the ISS

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.

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Tue, 05/08/2014 - 15:49

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Tue, 08/05/2014

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Türksat

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.

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Turkey: RASAT satellite imagery will be made public

RASAT satellite was launched into space on 17 August 2011

The state scientific research institute of Turkey, TÜBITAK, has stated that the imagery received by Turkey’s RASAT satellite will be opened to the public through an online portal this year. This online portal is part of a project started by TÜBITAK’s Space Technologies Research Institute, TÜBITAK UZAY, which also participated in the design of the satellite itself.

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Tue, 27/08/2013 - 09:25

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Tue, 08/27/2013

Turkey to launch Earth Observation Satellite

The launch of Turkey's Earth Observation Satellite Göktürk-2 is scheduled for 19 December 2012, 18:13 Turkey time. Turkey’s first domestic observation satellite, Rasat, was successfully launched into space in August 2011.

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:05

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Wed, 12/12/2012

Turkey - Expert Mission

Taking advantage of the United Nations/ Turkey/ European Space Agency Workshop on “Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits” which was conducted in Istanbul, UN-SPIDER carried out an Expert Mission to Ankara to discuss additional activities and efforts including the potential establishment of a Regional Support Office (RSO) by Turksat and the conduction of a UN-SPIDER regional workshop for Western Asia.

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Mon, 13/09/2010 to Sat, 18/09/2010

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Turksat

Mission Expert: 

Yusuf S. Hascicek, UN-SPIDER.

Mission Profile: 

The mission included several meetings with high ranking officers from Turksat to discuss issues related to the potential RSO, with the Rector of Akdeniz University and with the Director General of Antalya TecknoPark regarding the organization of a Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting together with Akdeniz University.

Mission Outcome: 

The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to strengthen its links with Turksat, with Akdeniz University and with Antalya TecknoPark. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to continue discussions on the proposal for Turksat to establish a Regional Support Office and for Turksat and Akdeniz University to co-organize with UN-SPIDER the tentative Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting.

Turkey paves the way for large satellites plan

A total of 17 satellite programs are expected to come into orbit from 2012 to 2020. Over the next five years satellite contracts could amount to $2 billion, according to a space industry expert based in Turkey.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 15:54

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