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MTA PROJECT EVALUATION AND STEERING COMMITTEE (PDYK) HOLDS ITS SECOND WORKSHOP OF 2019 IN MİLASTurkey Beats A RecordMinister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Somalia visits MTAMTA’s Week of Scientific Activities 2019 CompletedTurkey is to prospect in UzbekistanMinister of Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Fatih DÖNMEZ inaugurates one of the MTA’s projects, “Elazığ Cipköyü Geothermal Resource”MTA to prospect for gold in Sudan“Aerial Geophysical Exploration Project” of MTA exhibited to the press with the participation of Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Fatih DÖNMEZ

About MTA

MTA (Mineral Research & Exploration General Directorate), established in 1935 with the aim of conducting scientific and technological research on mineral exploration and geology, is a universally well known and leading organization.

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MTA Bulletins

Mineral Research & Exploration Bulletin is published since 1936 twice a year and distributed worldwide.

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Multi Purpose Research Vessel 'MTA Oruç Reis'

Vassel Name : MTA Oruç Reis
Flag : Turkey
Lenght Overall : 87 m
Beam : 23m
Main Engines : 4 x 2520 kW ABC 12V-DZC Diesel Generator
Speed (Max) : 17 knots
Helideck : Sikorsky S-61N/S92 (12 tons)

Şehit Cuma Dağ Natural History Museum

Mineral Research and Exploration Institute which is now the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) was established 1935 with the directives of Atatürk.

Until that time there has been no Natural History Museum in Turkey. With the studies on earth sciences at every corner of Turkey large amount of samples including fossils and minerals have been collected in MTA. And also numerous fossils and minerals were given as a present from the universities and institutions. All these specimens were the first members of the collection of the museum.


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