In a bid to encourage scientists who have moved abroad to return home and attract foreign researchers, Turkey is offering new incentives. Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank announced on Wednesday that the government would allocate up to TL 720,000 ($95,000) for researchers from abroad to conduct studies.
Varank was speaking at an event in the capital Ankara to introduce the new stage of the International Leader Researchers Program which waslaunched in 2018. The program, overseen by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), aims to boost the country’s “locally-made initiative” that seeks to end dependence on industrial imports and promote national innovations and research and development.
Ford Otosan, a joint venture of Turkey’s Koç Holding and U.S. automotive giant Ford, will make a 2 billion euro (nearly $2.4 billion) investment, the largest amount for the Turkish automotive industry to date, its chairman of the board announced Tuesday.
With the new investment, the carmakers’ factory in the industrial Kocaeli province will become Turkey’s first and only electric vehicle integrated production facility, including battery, Ali Koç told a meeting in the capital Ankara.
“Making the largest automotive investment in our history is the greatest proof of our community and our partner Ford Motor Company’s faith in our country,” he noted.
“We see this investment, which will span across 10 years, as a strategic move forward.”
The last of the high-speed trains produced by Munich-based engineering giant Siemens for Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has reached the capital Ankara, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said Thursday.
The minister told Anadolu Agency (AA) that a total of 12 trains were produced in Germany under the contract signed with Siemens in 2018, with the first one delivered in November 2019.
He said they will be operated on the current 1,213 kilometers of high-speed train lines to meet the increasing demand fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, and on the new lines to be constructed and commissioned.
Raising a qualified workforce is vital in helping achieve the National Space Program’s objectives and Turkey aims to have at least 10,000 specialists in the next 10 years, the head of the Turkey Space Agency (TUA) said Sunday.
Hüseyin Yıldırım told Anadolu Agency (AA) that many countries have reached out hoping to carry out joint projects, but there is a real lack of qualified personnel. He stressed that the country hopes to benefit from its scientists abroad as well.
SpaceX launched a Turkish communications satellite into orbit late Thursday.
The technology company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the U.S. state of Florida, carrying the Türksat 5A satellite.
The satellite will settle into orbit in four months and start service in the second half of 2021, according to Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry, which said the nation’s frequency and orbit rights are guaranteed for the next 30 years.
The motifs embroidered by women on famous Bünyan and Yahyalı carpets for centuries have been studied and registered with their meanings by the Kayseri Advanced Technical School for Girls.
Carpet looms that are present in almost every house in central Turkey’s Kayseri province, especially in the districts of Bünyan and Yahyalı, are fading into oblivion for reasons such as the emergence of ready-made carpets and the introduction of women into the business life.
Gallery Diani’s latest ‘40th Anniversary Solo Exhibition: From Travel Book, Various Tastes, Stamps and Postcards’ exhibit mirrors Reha Yalnızcık’s 40-year collection of art and his personal memory
Artists with authentic styles are ones who have found their own voice in their respective fields. They open up the doors to new worlds for viewers with their originality. These people, with indelible wisdom, leave a distinct mark at the very first glance of their canvas. For instance, tracking the renowned painter Gustav Klimt’s stylistic elements in each of his works is a great pleasure. His lyrical lines, extensive ornaments especially consisting of repeated shapes like circles and rectangles along with flowers, kaleidoscopic colors and figures referring to mythology and obscenity are recognizable in his oeuvre.
I am a sucker for eggplant. Whenever I see them at the bazaar, I can’t help but look for small, straight ones perfect for this dish. The recipe is believed to have originated from the central Anatolian province of Sivas and was a staple of Ottoman cuisine. But attributing this dish only to central Turkey would be wrong as it is also frequently eaten in the southeastern region. There’s also a similar dish called “imam bayıldı,” which could be considered the vegetarian version – but that is a recipe for another day.